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  • Old Sherman Hospital gets final hurrah before demolition Jun 25, 2012 5:31 PM
    A portion of the old Sherman Hospital on Elgin's east side is enjoying a final hurrah as a firefighters' training ground before it meets the wrecking ball in July. All this week, more than 300 personnel from 14 fire departments and protection districts are using a rare opportunity to practice their high-rise firefighting skills in the four-story building.

  • E. Dundee land swap could bring fire station referendum May 14, 2012 11:02 PM
    This fall, it is all but guaranteed that residents within the East Dundee Fire Protection District will vote on a ballot question, one that asks whether theyre willing to pay for a new fire station. Monday night, the East Dundee Village Board agreed to develop an intergovernmental agreement between the village and fire district that would outline a land swap deal between the parties.

  • Traditions honored at Elgin firefighter memorial May 12, 2012 2:04 PM
    About 50 area residents attended the Elgin Area Firefighters Memorial Service held Saturday at the Elgin Fire Barn #5 Museum. Traditions "define who we were, and who we are," Huntley Fire Chief James Saletta said. Representatives of about a dozen local fire departments attended the ceremony.

  • East Dundee will seek approval for new fire station Apr 2, 2012 6:11 PM
    If you live in the East Dundee Fire Protection District, you can expect to vote in a referendum in November on whether you would pay for a new fire station. If voters endorse whats expected to be a $4.25 million measure, the fire department would move out of its current station near village hall and build its new station on three acres on Route 25 the village will purchase next week for $650,000 and would donate to the district.

  • East Dundee officials weigh options for new fire station Jan 10, 2012 11:45 AM
    2012 may be the year East Dundee fire officials answer their age-old question of what to do with their cramped, out-of-date Third Street station. In the next 12 months, the three fire trustees and Chief Steve Schmitendorf may know where a new station should be built, how much it will cost and how to pay for it. They already know one is needed.

  • E. Dundee trustee on ‘crusade' against levy increase Nov 9, 2011 6:56 PM
    Instead of raising the tax levy in East Dundee, one trustee says the board should consider freezing it to current levels. Freshman Trustee Allen Skillicorn is opposed to increasing the levy and argues that in the current economy, the village should think about seeking some sort of relief for the taxpayers.

  • Carpentersville men honored for putting out fire Aug 4, 2011 11:55 AM
    It was a clear case of neighbors helping neighbors. At Tuesday’s board meeting, the Carpentersville village board and Fire Chief John Schuldt honored four regular men for putting out a vehicle fire as it spread to a nearby house.

  • East Dundee matriarch is remembered Jul 18, 2011 6:35 PM
    Barbara L. Rakow, 81, died Saturday morning after a battle with lung cancer and is being remembered as the matriarch of a family with lengthy public service records in town.

  • Lightning sparks two fires in Palatine May 12, 2011 4:05 PM
    A heavy storm that produced multiple lightning strikes early Thursday is blamed for igniting two house fires in Palatine. No one was injured in the fires, which caused minimal damage.

  • East Dundee names new fire chief Mar 25, 2011 11:46 AM
    The East Dundee Fire Protection District promoted acting chief Steve Schmitendorf to the rank of chief this week. Schmitendorf served as assistant chief under former chief Mark Rakow who was removed from the post 15 months ago, due in part because he refused to attain advanced certifications.

  • Carpentersville fire fighters plan dodgeball tourney Mar 1, 2011 9:55 AM
    Carpentersville fire fighters from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4790 union are holding their first dodgeball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, March 5 at Dundee-Crown High School.

  • Lark Sanders: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:47 PM
    Candidate information for Lark Sanders, running for East Dundee, Countryside fire protection

  • Henry Clemmensen: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 3:46 PM
    Candidate information for Henry Clemmensen, running for East Dundee, Countryside fire protection

  • E. Dundee FD gets grant for breathing devices Jan 25, 2011 4:32 PM
    Thanks to Uncle Sam, the East Dundee and Countryside Fire Protection District will soon get its hands on 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus devices.

  • Elgin names new fire chief Dec 10, 2010 11:01 PM
    The Elgin Fire Department will have a new chief starting next year. John Fahy, a 23-year veteran of the department, was announced Friday as the new head of the 136-person staff of fire and emergency personnel. He replaces John Henrici, who retired in November after a 50-year career in fire service and two separate stints as Elgin's chief.

  • Santa to collect toys, food in Gilberts Dec 9, 2010 2:08 PM
    A 35-year tradition in Gilberts and Sleepy Hollow kicked off for this year last Friday and continues this weekend. This tradition includes Santa, his elves, teachers from a Gilberts elementary school and Rutland Dundee Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics.

  • Fire station to close in East Dundee district Nov 23, 2010 11:40 AM
    The Rock Road Lane station on the east side of the East Dundee Fire Protection District will close Dec. 1 in the face of a budget deficit. Trustees on the district board hope it will be a temporary closure. The department has been renting the second station on a monthly basis for two years. Hank Clemmensen, a board trustee, said closing will save almost $40,000 in rent for the next budget year.

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