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  • 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."

     
  • 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.

     
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