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  • Countryside fire open house Sep 28, 2014 4:19 PM
    Countryside Fire Protection District will host its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 5, at Station 2, 600 N. Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Fire station set for Lily Lake Sep 25, 2014 4:15 PM
    The Elburn fire district plans to open a third station next week in Lily Lake.

     
  • Grayslake first responders, school officials see new school safety system Sep 25, 2014 3:42 PM
    About 20 Grayslake-area first responders, emergency dispatchers and school officials attended an educational training session and live demonstration of a new school safety emergency response system Thursday.

     
  • Lincolnshire cops, firefighters team to help girl’s leukemia fight Sep 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    Lincolnshire’s police officers and firefighters will trade their guns and hoses for spatulas and tongs this weekend to help a Lake County girl fighting cancer. And you’re invited to grab a plate and chip in a few bucks, too.

     
  • Grayslake fire district cites declining revenue in seeking tax hike Sep 20, 2014 7:20 AM
    The Grayslake Fire Protection District is seeking a tax rate increase to fund operations. Voters in 2008 approved a tax hike but a drop in property values meant the expected revenue didn't materialize, according to Fire Chief John Christian. "This is certainly the last thing I wanted to do as a fire chief and our board wanted to do, but it's a necessary thing to continue the services," he said.

     
  • Turkey fryer safety tips at North Maine Fire Department open house Sep 17, 2014 5:00 PM
    Firefighters with the North Maine Fire Department will be demonstrating turkey fryer safety tips during an open house Saturday. By using a 30-quart turkey fryer, they will show “what not to do” when cooking a whole turkey or chicken, officials said in a news release.

     
  • Firefighter injured, cats killed in Algonquin house fire Sep 14, 2014 9:32 AM
    A firefighter suffered a minor injury and two cats died in a house fire early Sunday morning in Algonquin. Occupants of the home escaped unharmed, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

     
  • Wauconda recognizes Sept. 11 terror attacks with Memorial Park ceremony Sep 11, 2014 6:01 PM
    Wauconda Fire Protection District Chief David Dato reflected on what he says has been a shift in attitude toward public safety employees during a ceremony commemorating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “People would bring cookies and everything else to the police stations, fire stations, the emergency management groups,” Dato said. “Unfortunately, I think we’ve lost a little bit of that.”

     
  • Schaumburg firefighters’ charity softball tourney Sept. 13 Sep 11, 2014 10:17 AM
    The Schaumburg Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its 21st annual charity softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Thirty-four fire departments from throughout the Chicago area will come together this year to raise money for Loyola University’s Burn Center and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

     
  • Taxes, home rule, size of government on ballot for suburban Cook Co. voters Sep 12, 2014 1:41 PM
    Residents of Northwest suburban Cook County will have several opportunities on the Nov. 4 ballot to weigh in directly on the operations of their local governments. Ballot questions run the gamut from financial to administrative, including a tax hike for fire services, giving a local municipality greater authority and reducing the size of a couple of government boards.

     
  • Three fire departments honored: Sep 5, 2014 4:46 PM
    Three Northwest suburban fire departments were recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

     
  • Plethora of questions on Lake County ballots in November Aug 29, 2014 1:04 PM
    Residents in Antioch, Antioch Township,the Grayslake area, Lake Zurich, the Round Lake area and Wauconda will face local tax-related questions on ballots when they vote Nov. 4.

     
  • Geneva ready to order new $506K fire truck Aug 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Geneva is ready to spend $506,022 on a new fire engine pumper, to replace one that is 30 years old.

     
  • Fire leaves car a total loss Aug 7, 2014 10:11 PM
    A car fire in a parking lot caught the attention of a Wildwood apartment building’s residents when someone pulled the lobby fire alarm, leading to the building’s evacuation. The vehicle fire, reported to authorities about 8 p.m. Thursday, didn’t extend to the three-story Savanna Ridge apartments building at 18400 Belvidere Road.

     
  • Former Carol Stream paramedic to receive disability pension Aug 1, 2014 6:31 PM
    A former Carol Stream Fire Protection District paramedic, who is the subject of a lawsuit regarding a patient’s death, has applied for and will receive non-duty disability pension benefits. Carey Zabran’s benefits were approved Thursday by the fire district’s pension board. The benefits will total 50 percent of her pensionable salary.

     
  • Man charged with DUI after driving into Barrington Hills pool Jul 31, 2014 10:52 AM
    A Schaumburg man escaped injury but was charged with drunken driving after his car plunged into the swimming pool behind a Barrington Hills home early Thursday morning. Bikramjit S. Sian, 30, was pulled from the water by the home's owner after crashing into the pool, police said.

     
  • Man arrested in Round Lake Beach shooting Jul 29, 2014 11:04 PM
    A Round Lake Beach man was arrested Tuesday in a shooting that injured a 16-year-old, according to police. Anthony M. Weber, 21, of Round Lake Beach, who had a separate arrest warrant from Wisconsin on domestic battery charges, was arrested at about 11:45 a.m. at a residence in Janesville, Wisconsin.

     
  • Firefighter hurt in Bartlett house fire Jul 27, 2014 10:19 PM
    One firefighter was injured by falling debris while battling a Bartlett house fire Sunday afternoon and had to be transported to Central DuPage Hospital. Officials at the Bartlett Fire Protection District did not release the name of the firefighter, nor any further information on his or her condition.

     
  • Fox River drowning victim identified Jul 22, 2014 5:59 AM
    A 27-year-old Mount Prospect man was identified Monday as the swimmer who drowned the day before in the Fox River near Carpentersville. An autopsy conducted Monday on the body of Emanuel Mendieta-Ramirez found the official cause of death to be drowning, according to the Carpentersville police and fire departments.

     
  • Grayslake Central student's body found in Third Lake Jul 22, 2014 8:50 AM
    The body of incoming Grayslake Central High School junior Matt Reed was pulled from the water of Third Lake Monday evening, authorities said. Reed had been on a pontoon boat Monday afternoon with six friends when they went into the water for a swim, authorities said, and Reed struggled. Reed was recalled as a "very funny guy" and a "very ferocious competitor."

     
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