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  • 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."

     
  • Roof fire extinguished at North Barrington home Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM
    Lake Zurich firefighters Tuesday afternoon safely extinguished a blaze on the roof of garage on Hidden Oaks Lane West in North Barrington, officials said. The residents were home at the time and engaged in a controlled burn that somehow ignited the outside surface of the garage roof, Lake Zurich Fire Capt. Jeff Radtke said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Algonquin crash leaves car on its side; no injuries reported Jul 6, 2014 11:33 PM
    Apart from minor cuts and bruises, no injuries were reported in a two-car wreck near the intersection of Algonquin and Pyott roads in Algonquin Sunday night that left one car on its side.

     
  • The water flies at annual Fox Lake fire fest Jun 29, 2014 6:12 PM
    As in past years, things got soaking wet at the 56th annual Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department Festival. The two-day fest, held Saturday and Sunday outside the Bingo Hall on Washington Street, included plenty of food, beverages and live entertainment. But the traditional water fights were the highlight once again.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Read what's on the minds of Daily Herald editors, including waste in county government and arguments over parade seats.

     
  • Two people, dog rescued from Fox River in Algonquin Jun 25, 2014 7:53 PM
    Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District rescued two people and a dog after their boat got stuck under an Algonquin bridge Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters rescued the group by putting them in another boat “It looked dramatic for a few seconds, but it was pretty routine,” Fire Chief Peter Van Dorp said.

     
  • Barrington fire agencies finally reach aid agreement Jun 24, 2014 6:45 PM
    Nearly six months after their acrimonious breakup, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and the Barrington Fire Department have reached an automatic aid agreement governing when, how and where each will respond to emergencies in the other’s jurisdiction. The deal was ratified by both sides Monday evening.

     
  • Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosts 56th Fireman’s Festival Saturday and Sunday Jun 24, 2014 3:05 PM
    The Fox Lake Fireman's Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, at the volunteer fire department on Grand Avenue. There will be games, entertainment, a street dance and water fights.

     
  • Fire evacuates Penny Road Pub in South Barrington Jun 22, 2014 8:32 PM
    A drape behind a stage in the Penny Road Pub near South Barrington caught fire Saturday evening, forcing the evacuation of the business but causing no injuries to occupants or staff. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

     
  • Lightning strike damages home in Bartlett Jun 19, 2014 9:44 PM
    Bartlett firefighters extinguished a lighting strike fire in the 400 block of Timber Ridge Drive late Wednesday. The fire caused about $70,000 in damages.

     
  • Child struck by car near downtown Antioch Jun 14, 2014 8:42 PM
    A child was struck by a car on the 300 block of Ida Avenue Saturday night, according to Antioch Fire Department Chief John Nixon. The child, whose condition was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

     
  • Trucker killed in Long Grove crash Jun 10, 2014 5:57 PM
    A semitrailer-truck driver was killed Tuesday morning in a collision with a dump truck on Route 22 in Long Grove, police said.

     
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