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  • East Dundee continues revamping downtown in 2015 Jan 7, 2015 1:56 PM
    The dust will continue to fly in East Dundee during 2015 as village leaders continue rebuilding their aging North River Street business area.

  • East Dundee to redevelop village hall, former firehouse Jul 10, 2014 6:06 AM
    The lights are off at 115 Third St., the old East Dundee firehouse, and now it is up to village officials to decide how they will reconfigure the 63-year old building, so it can house their police department.

  • West Dundee orders study for fire departments consolidation Jun 6, 2014 11:46 AM
    West Dundee officials have taken a small, but significant step toward possibly consolidating its fire services with its neighbors by ordering a study to map out response times, where most emergency calls occur and more. “Right now we're in the information-gathering phase” said Randy Friese, chief of the West Dundee Fire Department. “The more facts we get, the more better educated decisions we can make.”

  • Flooding survivor near East Dundee isn't moving Apr 17, 2014 5:27 AM
    In the year since firefighters rescued Barrie Komorski and her dog from their flooded house near East Dundee, Komorski hasn't had the best of luck, as she lost her unemployment benefits and now struggles with her health. Yet Komorski hasn't lost her main symbol of independence, which is her home in a notorious flood plain. She has no plans to leave the place she's called home for 18 years.

  • 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.

  • New E. Dundee station scheduled to open in May 2014 Oct 17, 2013 6:48 PM
    Columnist Gerard Dziuba says when the new East Dundee fire station opens next May it will have plenty of room for firefighters and equipment. Fire Chief Steven Schmitendorf says “The new station will be a state-of-the-art building. It will satisfy the needs of the residents and allow us to respond to fires without dealing with obstacles we have now.”

  • Elgin woman ticketed in car vs. motorcycle crash Aug 15, 2013 6:03 PM
    An Elgin woman was cited for her part in a car versus motorcycle crash in East Dundee Thursday, one that sent a 27-year-old motorcyclist to the hospital with head injuries, officials said. Gloria Torres, 30, was ticketed for driving without a driver’s license and for failing to yield from a private drive, police said.

  • Proceeds from annual meat sale to help restore firetruck Jul 10, 2013 2:26 PM
    Members of the East Dundee Firefighters’ Association are counting on good weather, lucky numbers and hungry participants to bring a relic to their new fire station.

  • Groundbreaking soon for new East Dundee fire station Jun 28, 2013 6:01 AM
    A level construction site is all that is standing in the way of the ground breaking for the East Dundee Fire Protection District new station along Route 25. “We’re hoping to break ground during the first two weeks in July,” said Fire Chief Steve Schmitendorf. “This entire process has been a great example of cooperation between the fire district and the village."

  • Firefighter injured battling South Barrington house fire May 7, 2013 11:51 PM
    A firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze Tuesday afternoon in a single-family home in a gated retirement community in South Barrington.

  • Woman, dog rescued from flooding near E. Dundee Apr 18, 2013 6:24 PM
    Barrie Komorski was prepared to wait out the flooding in her home near East Dundee Thursday, but her little dog, Roxi, forced her to rethink her decision. For 17 years, Komorski, 60, has lived in the Richardson subdivision, an area that backs up to the Fox River and is notorious for its floods. The floods forced her out of her home in 2007 and 2010. But after Nicor shut her gas off as a precautionary measure, a move that meant she wouldn’t have any heat, Komorski changed her mind about fighting the floods.

  • John Bonkoski: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for John Bonkoski, running for "East Dundee, Countryside Fire Board (6-year Term)"

  • E. Dundee garage fire put out quickly Jan 25, 2013 6:46 PM
    Firefighting crews quickly extinguished a garage fire in East Dundee Friday morning, authorities said. Officials from the East Dundee Fire Protection District said crews were dispatched at 6:55 a.m. to the 100 block of South Van Buren Street, and upon arrival, found a single-story detached garage/wood working shop with light smoke showing. It was soon after extinguished.

  • Annual Santa run nets donations for needy Dec 23, 2012 5:34 AM
    After Halloween, it doesn't take long for Sleepy Hollow and Gilberts residents to look forward to one of the longest standing traditions in Dundee Township: the annual Santa Run sponsored by the Rutland Dundee Firefighters' Association.

  • Endorsement: Yes to East Dundee fire station Oct 19, 2012 8:04 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends that voters in the East Dundee Fire Protection District approve the proposal to move the downtown station to a larger location.

  • E. Dundee may give $2 million to help offset fire referendum Sep 17, 2012 11:25 AM
    East Dundee officials are partnering with the local fire district to lessen the impact of an upcoming referendum for a $5.5 million fire station. They also say a positive vote would pave the way for a renovated police station and village hall.

  • East Dundee looking to help local fire district Aug 17, 2012 4:58 PM
    The East Dundee Fire Protection District will ask voters in November for permission to borrow $5.5 million for a new fire station, but it may be able to keep the price down thanks to an assist from the East Dundee village board.

  • E. Dundee fire district wants new station on ballot Aug 14, 2012 11:06 AM
    East Dundee fire district trustees will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, to discuss an ordinance that would place a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot to sell general obligations bonds to build a new fire station.

  • Sink your teeth into East Dundee firefighters' meat raffle Jul 5, 2012 11:09 AM
    East Dundee firefighters are depending on the success of the annual meat sales to carry their fundraising goals for the year. They won't have the summer barbecue as they have had in years past; they will just sell packages of chicken, steaks, and pork chops. That sale will take place from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, in Max Freeman Park. Last year the sale brought in $1,500, said Paula Roland, treasurer of the East Dundee Firefighters' Association. Association members sponsor the sale.

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