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  • Carpentersville resolving issues with fire union Nov 20, 2013 5:30 AM
    Carpentersville and the union that represents its 32 full-time firefighters are in the midst of resolving issues that came up after both sides signed off on a three-year contract, officials confirmed Tuesday. At the same time, village officials reiterated that the recent staffing changes they implemented within the fire department do not jeopardize residents’ safety. “I’m totally confident in the ability of our safety people to protect the village of Carpentersville,” Village President Ed Ritter said Tuesday night

  • Season of giving living up to its name Nov 20, 2013 1:09 PM
    “Food Court Wars,” which has been filming an upcoming episode at Spring Hill Mall, recently partnered with West Dundee to hold a food drive Sunday at the fire station on Carrington Drive.

  • Auto-aid deal still eludes Barrington, fire district Nov 18, 2013 10:50 PM
    Ironically but not coincidentally, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s negotiation of automatic-aid agreements with its neighbors is taking the longest with its current contractual partner, the Barrington Fire Department.

  • Carpentersville fire union clashing with village over scheduling Nov 13, 2013 11:02 AM
    Carpentersville's full-time firefighters say cost-saving moves by the village spell slower response times that will jeopardize residents’ safety. And they’ve launched a campaign to warn the public of what they view as understaffing of the village’s three fire stations. The village administration, however, says firefighters have “buyer’s remorse” about their new contract and really are lamenting the anticipated loss of overtime. The campaign is nothing more than a scare tactic, village leaders say. “Management is in charge of the village, not the union,” Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said.

  • Proceeds from sales benefit breast cancer patients Sep 25, 2013 1:51 PM
    Carpentersville’s full-time firefighters are selling T-shirts to benefit breast cancer patients at Advocate Sherman Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital, which are both in Elgin. The shirts come in black and blue. A regular T-shirt costs $10, while a hoodie is $25.

  • Lightning caused fire at Carpentersville pizzeria Sep 23, 2013 7:40 PM
    A lightning strike was the cause of a fire last week at Village Pizza & Pub, a popular Carpentersville restaurant, a village fire official confirmed Monday. The owners hope to reopen the carryout portion of the eatery by the end of the week, with the remainder of the restaurant re-opening within four weeks. “It’s all good inside, minimal damage inside,” the deputy fire chief said.

  • Fire damages popular Carpentersville pizzeria Sep 20, 2013 12:28 PM
    Village Pizza & Pub, a longtime institution in Carpentersville, was the scene of an attic fire Thursday. Damage was mostly confined to the attic, but it was uncertain how long the popular eatery might be closed. Employees, customers and others lamented the restaurant's stroke of bad luck.

  • Part-time firefighters, Carpentersville, reach deal Sep 19, 2013 6:01 PM
    Carpentersville officials have ratified a contract extension with its 32 part-time fighters, who, in the name of job security, approached the village several years before their previous contract expired, officials said. The part-timers were seeking stability after the full-time firefighters, in the midst of their own contract negotiations with Carpentersville, demanded that the village fire the part timers, Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said.

  • One hurt in Carpentersville explosion, fire May 25, 2013 8:40 PM
    A home-construction worker was hurt Saturday in an explosion and fire at a Carpentersville house, authorities said. The 10:45 a.m. blaze likely was related to the construction in the bathroom of the house on the 1100 block of Denver Drive, said Lt. Chris Bolliger of the Carpentersville Fire Protection District.

  • Former Carpentersville fire chief retired amid probe into his conduct May 8, 2013 12:54 PM
    Former Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt retired from the fire department at the height of an investigation into whether he inappropriately touched two female village employees, records obtained by the Daily Herald show. Schuldt said the allegations are incorrect and have nothing to with why he retired. "I'm not going to do a he-said, she-said in the newspaper," Schuldt said.

  • Sleepy Hollow man dies in Carpentersville fire Apr 6, 2013 11:07 AM
    A Sleepy Hollow man died in a fire Friday night in the warehouse of a landscaping company he owned in Carpentersville, a relative said. Kurta Cina was a father of six, and a great person, said his brother-in-law, Joe Curran.

  • Sleepy Hollow man dies in Carpentersville fire Apr 6, 2013 4:56 PM
    A Sleepy Hollow man died in a fire Friday night in the warehouse of a landscaping company he owned in Carpentersville, a relative said. Kurta Cina was a father of six, and a great person, said his brother-in-law, Joe Curran.

  • Carpentersville police chief to also lead fire department Apr 2, 2013 5:47 PM
    Alan Popp, Carpentersville's police chief for slightly more than a year, has been tapped to become the village's new public safety director. He will oversee both the village police and fire departments in his new role. "He's done a great job in his first year as police chief, he has all the qualifications to make the public safety director's job work," Village President Ed Ritter said.

  • Fryer catches fire at Carpentersville restaurant Mar 8, 2013 9:31 PM
    A deep fat fryer cooking fish and french fries caught fire Friday night at the Culver's restaurant in Carpentersville, authorities said. Fire fighting crews were called to the restaurant at 8000 Miller Road at 6:32 p.m., and were able to put the grease fire out within 10 minutes, according to the Carpentersville Fire Department.

  • No injuries in Carpentersville fire Mar 1, 2013 8:01 PM
    A fire that broke out Friday afternoon in a single-family home in Carpentersville was contained to a second-floor bedroom, authorities said. The fire started about 2:20 p.m. at 1503 Plymouth Circle and was out about 10 minutes after fire fighting crews arrived, according to Battalion Chief Kieran Stout of the Carpentersville Fire Department.

  • Jay Radke: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Jay Radke, running for "Carpentersville, Countryside Fire Board (6-year Term)"

  • Carpentersville fire chief retires Feb 9, 2013 11:41 AM
    Longtime Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt, who had been on paid leave for nearly two weeks, resigned from the department and announced his retirement Friday, Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said. Schuldt, 53, had been with the fire department for almost 33 years and its chief since 1996. “I cannot entertain what's in the man's mind to retire,” Rooney said.

  • Village manager will only say Schuldt is on paid leave Feb 1, 2013 4:59 PM
    Longtime Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt has been placed on administrative leave and nobody is saying why. “It’s a personnel matter and I don’t comment on personnel matters,” Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said Friday. “The public has a right to know things but on personnel matters, you’ve got to respect people’s privacy. There’s a time and place to discuss things and this is not the time and the place.”

  • Carpentersville Fire Dept. supports breast cancer patients Nov 15, 2012 11:24 AM
    A fundraiser that the Carpentersville Fire Department recently held to help breast cancer patients at a pair of local hospitals, raised $1,600. The fire department sold pink T-shirts for several days in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign was dubbed "Wear Pink."

  • Child playing with lighter destroys Carpentersville home Sep 27, 2012 8:48 PM
    A 4-year-old boy playing with a lighter in bed sparked a fire that destroyed a Carpentersville home late Thursday morning. The boy was home with his aunt inside the single-story home on the 200 block of Riverview Drive when the mattress went up in flames about 11:45 a.m., but both escaped with minor injuries.

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