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  • Elgin man loses arm after accident at Bartlett pasta plant Mar 29, 2015 9:46 PM
    A 25-year-old Elgin man had to have his left arm amputated after it was caught in an industrial mixing machine at a pasta manufacturing plant in Bartlett on Friday, officials said. According to Batalian Chief Dave Misner of the Bartlett Fire Protection District, first responders worked along with staff members at Rana Meal Solutions LLC, located at 550 S. Spitzer Road, for 45 minutes to take apart the machine that the man’s arm was trapped in.

  • Residents escape Algonquin house fire without injury Mar 26, 2015 8:18 AM
    Two people inside an Algonquin house escaped safely when a large upstairs bathroom caught fire in the 1400 block of Braewood Drive, authorities said. The house has been deemed uninhabitable, but firefighters said working smoke alarms helped the husband and wife escape without injury.

  • Fox Lake fire district seeks tax increase April 7 Mar 23, 2015 5:44 AM
    Citing concerns about aging equipment and adequate manpower at fire stations in unincorporated areas, Fox Lake Fire Protection District officials are going to voters with a tax increase proposal. At issue, Chief Ron Hoehne said, is a need to add at least three full-time paramedics to the ranks and boost funding for the district's vehicle maintenance fund in response to an 8 percent rise in emergency calls last year.

  • Bus driver injured in Fremont District 79 school bus accident in Hawthorn Woods Mar 20, 2015 3:17 PM
    No Fremont Elementary District 79 students were injured in a Friday morning school bus accident in Hawthorn Woods, school district officials confirmed. The driver of the bus was taken to a hospital for examination after complaining of back pain, district officials said.

  • Endorsements: Yes on Fox Lake FPD referendum Mar 20, 2015 11:33 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "yes" vote to increase taxes for the Fox Lake Fire Protection District.

  • Endorsements: Yes to Fox River, Countryside Fire District proposal Mar 19, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue tax increase request.

  • Stay off the ice: Mar 12, 2015 5:02 PM
    The Countryside Fire Protection District is urging the public to stay off ice as its strength varies with age, thickness, temperature and snow cover, and can’t be judged by appearance.

  • Separate snowmobile accidents send 2 men to hospital Mar 10, 2015 6:09 AM
    Fox Lake Fire Protection District officials say two men were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries suffered in separate weekend snowmobile mishaps. Batallion Chief Ed Lescher said crews responded to the four calls involving snowmobiles on the Chain O' Lakes from 8 p.m. Friday until about 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Wheeling, Lincolnshire firefighters hold St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event Mar 7, 2015 11:41 PM
    Firefighters were hoping to raise another $50,000 to fight childhood cancer at a fundraiser Saturday at H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 Rand Road in Arlington Heights.

  • St. Baldrick’s event Saturday in Arlington Heights Mar 5, 2015 4:34 PM
    Firefighters hope to raise another $50,000 to fight childhood cancer at a fundraiser from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 Rand Road in Arlington Heights.

  • Antioch-area ambulance service supporters gear up for tax hike push Mar 4, 2015 5:33 AM
    Supporters of a new tax to pay for ambulance service in the Antioch area have intensified their educational effort as they ask a second time for voter approval. “You're not going to vote `Yes' for a tax increase unless you know what it's for,” said Matt Tabar, a First Fire Protection District commissioner.

  • Fox River & Countryside fire district seeks money for quality Feb 28, 2015 11:52 AM
    A pending tax increase on the April ballot would see the owners of a $100,000 home within the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District pay about $48 more for emergency fire and medical services over five years. Officials say the money is needed to attract and retain quality rescue staff and replace aging equipment.

  • Town hall meets on ambulance question Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    Town hall meetings to discuss funding ambulance service in Antioch and Antioch Township will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Fire Station 3, 24675 Grass Lake Road, and on Thursday, March 19 at Fire Station 1, 835 Holbek Drive. On April 7, voters in those areas will be asked to create a new tax to provide funding for ambulance services.

  • Small fire at nursing home injures four Feb 19, 2015 1:24 PM
    A small fire at the Ballard Nursing Center in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines sent four people to the hospital Thursday morning. Three of them were nursing home residents who suffered from smoke inhalation, officials said.

  • Woman pulled from burning Hampshire apartment dies from injuries Feb 12, 2015 10:24 AM
    A Hampshire woman who suffered serious injuries when a fire broke out in her Hampshire apartment has died. Georgia Hartman was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, a Cook County Medical Examiner's Office spokesman said. The fire started at 10 p.m. Friday.

  • “Meet the Candidates Night” on March 12 in Sugar Grove Feb 9, 2015 9:44 PM
    The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Elburn Herald invite the community to the “Meet the Candidates Night” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the meeting room of the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad at center of ambulance donation flap Feb 9, 2015 5:30 AM
    When the Antioch Rescue Squad gave away three used ambulances and other emergency equipment it no longer needed last year, it refused a request to make a donation to the nearby Antioch Fire Department, Antioch fire officials said. Instead, it donated the vehicles and equipment to agencies outside the Antioch and Antioch Township communities that supported the ARS for 75 years.

  • Hampshire woman injured in fire remains in critical condition Feb 8, 2015 4:38 PM
    A Hampshire woman who suffered serious injuries Friday when fire broke out in her apartment remained in critical condition Sunday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, hospital officials said. The woman, identified by friends as Georgia Hartman, was pulled from the burning building at 206 S. State St. after firefighters responded to reports of a blaze at 10:17 p.m. Friday night.

  • Elgin man killed when machine explodes in Carol Stream Feb 4, 2015 10:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man was killed late Monday night when the machinery he was working on exploded inside a Carol Stream factory, authorities said. Chad Nelson was using compressed air to test a machine for leaks when the machine exploded around 9:30 p.m. at MAAC Machinery, 590 Tower Blvd., on the village's east side, Carol Stream Fire District Battalion Chief Rob Schultz said. Schultz said Nelson was killed in the explosion, which did not damage the building.

  • No one injured in Island Lake house fire, cause under investigation Feb 2, 2015 11:37 AM
    The cause of an Island Lake house fire that resulted in about $100,000 in damages remains under investigation, authorities said Monday. No one was injured in the fire that started at 7 p.m. Saturday at a house in the 3600 block of Lakeview Drive, officials said.

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