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  • Fire contained to basement of Kildeer home Oct 14, 2014 2:32 PM
    A fire contained to the basement of a Kildeer home caused about $75,000 in damage, authorities said. The Long Grove Fire Protection District continues to investigate what sparked the blaze in the home on the 20000 block of Middleton Drive.

  • Crash during Streamwood ‘downpour’ sends 2 to hospital Oct 14, 2014 8:40 AM
    A crash during a “downpour” Monday night in Streamwood sent two people to the hospital and delayed traffic at Irving Park Road and Route 59, authorities said. Lt. Steve Laker with the Streamwood Fire Department said two vans struck each other in “almost a head-on collision” about 7:30 p.m. in the middle of the intersection on Streamwood’s west side.

  • Abbott Laboratories shuttle bus overturns Oct 13, 2014 2:06 PM
    No one was hurt Monday when an Abbott Laboratories shuttle bus overturned at routes 43 and 137 in Green Oaks, authorities said.

  • Adlai E. Stevenson home receives landmark status Oct 12, 2014 6:26 PM
    The Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home formally was designated a National Historic Landmark on Sunday in a ceremony Sunday at the Captain Daniel Wright Woods Forest Preserve in Mettawa. More than 100 people attended the event, including Adlai E. Stevenson III.

  • Antioch fire referendum meeting: Oct 7, 2014 5:54 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire Protection District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at fire station #1, 835 Holbeck Drive.

  • Antioch voters to decide whether to fund rescue services Oct 6, 2014 12:08 PM
    Officials have said publicly since May that a new funding method is needed for ambulance and rescue services in Antioch and Antioch Township. Voters in those areas will be asked in Nov. 4 ballot questions if they will support creation of a new property tax rate dedicated to funding ambulance and rescue services.

  • Five ill from carbon monoxide poisoning in Vernon Hills Oct 5, 2014 5:19 PM
    A faulty furnace is to blame for the carbon monoxide poisoning illnesses of five Vernon Hills residents Sunday afternoon, according to the Countryside Fire Protection District. The five people affected, all residents of a house on the 300 block of Sutcliffe Circle in Vernon Hills, complained of headaches and vomiting.

  • Abandoned house burns near Mundelein Oct 4, 2014 11:01 PM
    An abandoned house in an unincorporated area near Mundelein caught fire about 5 a.m. Saturday, drawing emergency crews from 11 public safety agencies to the scene, authorities said. Crews were on scene for about two hours in the 18000 block of Hickory Street fighting the fire, and so far, its cause remains unknown.

  • No charges in wake of five-hour standoff in Bartlett Oct 2, 2014 7:07 PM
    No charges have been filed against a 25-year-old Naperville man whose “bizarre” statements prompted a nearly five-hour standoff at a pasta manufacturing plant in Bartlett. Police said the unidentified man remains in police custody but will be taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

  • Smoke at Algonquin daycare facility causes evacuation Oct 1, 2014 4:11 PM
    A malfunctioning furnace forced the evacuation of the Randall Road KinderCare in Algonquin early Wednesday afternoon. It was a malfunction in an isolated furnace that caused a burning smell and some smoke to spew into one of the classrooms at the day care facility, said Battalion Chief John Greene of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

  • Antioch town-hall meeting: Sep 30, 2014 4:03 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at fire station #2, 700 Deep Lake Road.

  • 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.

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