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  • Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue wants tax increase Jan 21, 2015 5:56 PM
    Area residents who receive fire and EMS services from the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District may soon pay more. Trustees met early on Saturday morning to approve the placement of a tax increase referendum on the April ballot.

  • Cary apartment building fire cause unknown Jan 20, 2015 1:28 PM
    The cause of a weekend fire at a Cary apartment building remains unknown, fire officials said Tuesday. It took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control in the early hours of Saturday. The fire spread to the first and second floors of the three-story complex at 342 Crystal St. “We believe it started in the area of the second floor furnace room,” Cary Fire Protection District Lt. Andy Veath said.

  • Officials: Fire displaces 16; building had no working smoke alarms Jan 19, 2015 9:58 PM
    At least 16 residents of a Cary apartment building are without a home after a fire on Saturday morning, but officials say they are lucky everyone got out unharmed.

  • 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.

  • Wauconda fire leaves home uninhabitable Jan 2, 2015 9:51 PM
    Wauconda firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday afternoon in a single-family home on the 400 block of Old Country Way. The fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. by a woman who lives in the house. Firefighters said she told them the fire started in the living room.

  • Countryside fire urges outdoor ice safety Jan 1, 2015 3:50 PM
    Countryside Fire Protection District officials are urging people to stay off outdoor ice. Officials at the Vernon Hills-based fire district said with recent fluctuations in temperature, the ice will be weak. In addition, they stressed strength of ice can’t be judged by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether it is covered with snow.

  • Police overtime, Easter egg hunt cut from Antioch budget Dec 29, 2014 7:45 PM
    Police overtime and the village’s annual Easter egg parade and hunt are among the spending cuts Antioch officials are making in response to an anticipated budget shortfall caused by the cost of ambulance service. The moves were approved by the village board this month and announced Monday by Village Administrator Jim Keim.

  • Electrical fire damages Wendy’s in Vernon Hills Dec 29, 2014 10:29 PM
    An electrical fire closed the Wendy’s in Vernon Hills Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

  • Wildfire in Lincolnshire reopens after Christmas fire Dec 26, 2014 4:06 PM
    Though a small kitchen fire canceled Christmas dinner at Wildfire Steaks, Chops & Seafood in Lincolnshire, the restaurant reopened in time for a normal Friday, Manager Greg Nemeth said. No one was injured and no structural damage was caused by the fire that began about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. But there simply were too many things to sign off on for Wildfire to recover in time for Christmas itself, Nemeth said.

  • None hurt after minivan slams through 3 rooms of Bloomingdale home Dec 25, 2014 11:23 PM
    No one was injured after a minivan slammed into a Bloomingdale home, breaking through three rooms before coming to a halt Thursday night. Battalion Chief Chris Wilson, of the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, said there was no one in the house at the time of the crash because the family was celebrating Christmas at their relatives in a different town. “The day before they had 40 people in the house,” Wilson said.

  • Small kitchen fire at Wildfire in Lincolnshire Dec 25, 2014 7:49 PM
    No one was injured but many Christmas dinner plans were altered by a small kitchen fire at Wildfire Steaks, Chops & Seafood restaurant in Lincolnshire at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Greg Nemeth, a manager at Wildfire, said the restaurant wasn’t able to reopen after the fire, which fire officials said was partially extinguished by the sprinkler system.

  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • Fire battalion chief terminated Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    After months of disciplinary proceedings, Carol Stream Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles was terminated. His attorney vowed an appeal after Monday's hearing.

  • $200,000 damage to St. Charles Twp. home Dec 16, 2014 2:45 PM
    A St. Charles-area home sustained $200,000 damage to the building and contents, in a midnight fire Tuesday.

  • Fire leaves Barrington Hills home with $25,000 in damage Dec 9, 2014 10:26 AM
    A fire caused about $25,000 in damage to a Barrington Hills home and left a firefighter with minor injuries Monday, authorities said. Investigators are still probing the cause of the fire Tuesday.

  • Brush fire in DuPage County preserve comes within 200-300 feet of homes Dec 7, 2014 10:56 PM
    Brush fires in the East Branch Forest Preserve reached within 200 to 300 feet of homes off Liberty Drive Sunday night in Glendale Heights, fire officials said. No one was injured by the fire, and it caused no property damage. He said all that burned was prairie grass, fire officials said.

  • Fire leaves Barrington-area family homeless, kills dog Dec 3, 2014 4:25 PM
    An early-morning house fire Wednesday near Barrington left a family of four homeless and killed their pet dog, authorities said. Investigators believe the blaze at 115 S. Deerpath Road was started by embers left over from a fire in a first-floor fireplace

  • Fire damages Campton Hills house Nov 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    A fire extensively damaged a house on Crestwood Drive in Campton Hills Thursday morning.

  • Barrington Countryside Fire accepting Toys for Tots donations Nov 26, 2014 1:33 PM
    The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will accept donations for the Toys for Tots collection drive at their fire stations from now through Dec. 15. “Our organization believes strongly in giving back to the community. We are proud to partner with the Marines to make the holidays brighter for children in need,” Battalion Chief Scott Motisi said.

  • Meadows turns over a win against Jacobs Nov 25, 2014 11:26 PM
    Rolling Meadows’s boys basketball team got off to a great start in tournament play at Palatine on Tuesday. The Mustangs forced highly regarded Jacobs into 26 turnovers on the way to a 67-57 victory in their season opener.

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