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  • Fire consolidation study OK’d by 2 out of 3 Fox entities Nov 22, 2014 7:00 AM
    The East Dundee Fire Protection District is expected to consider paying for a consolidation study already OK'd by the West Dundee and Carpentersville fire departments.“This is very historic. We’ve never gotten this far before,” West Dundee Fire Chief Randy Freise said. “We requested proposals in the past, but we’ve never actually done a study.”

  • Fire at Sikh mission in Island Lake still a mystery Nov 13, 2014 4:23 PM
    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Sikh mission in Island Lake continues to be elusive, but authorities were back at the site Thursday in search of clues.

  • The Soapbox Nov 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a variety of suburban topics, including teen volunteers, postelection commentary and a very special Christmas tree-to-be.

  • Voter-backed tax hike will end deficit spending for Palatine Rural Fire District Nov 5, 2014 7:08 PM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District will have about $180,000 in additional funds to operate late next year thanks to voters who backed a 0.05 percent tax hike referendum Tuesday, Chief Hank Clemmensen said Wednesday. Clemmensen said the district needs the money to avoid having to cut staff and training. “For the past several years we have been running a deficit."

  • Voters approve Palatine Rural Fire tax hike Nov 5, 2014 12:31 AM
    Palatine-area voters approved a 0.05 percent tax hike for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District Tuesday night, a measure voters previously rejected in the spring.

  • Voters reject calls to trim Elk Grove Rural fire board from 7 to 5 Nov 4, 2014 10:05 PM
    Voters within the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District have decided to maintain the size of the district’s board of trustees, despite calls from district officials that trimming the board from seven to five members would have cut costs.

  • Grayslake fire district voters OK tax hike Nov 4, 2014 9:51 PM
    Tax hike referendum in Grayslake FPD OK'd with unofficial tallies in all precincts.

  • Fire, library, borrowing questions on Kane County ballots Nov 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Referendums in Tri-Cities and central Kane County get to decide questions about fire protection, library service, and whether to borrow money for school facilities' projects. Areas affected are the Batavia school district, the Elburn and Fox River fire protection districts, and the Gail Borden Library District.

  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

  • Elburn, Fox River fire officials field ‘emotionally charged’ questions Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    People who attended a forum Wednesday night at Fox River Station 1 in Wasco fell mostly on the side of not disconnecting from the Elburn and Countryside Fire District to join the Fox River and Countryside district, judging by the critical comments directed to Fox River fire officials.

  • Voters to choose between Elburn, Fox River fire districts Oct 28, 2014 5:48 PM
    Voters in a portion of an Elburn fire protection district get to decide through Nov. 4 whether to join another fire district.

  • Lake Villa rescue crews recover body in Fox Lake Oct 26, 2014 10:59 PM
    Rescue crews in Lake Villa recovered a body that had vanished from a pontoon boat Sunday night in Stanton Bay on Fox Lake. A witness saw a man go into the water but did not see him resurface.

  • Judge won’t rush results of Elburn fire district vote Oct 22, 2014 6:44 PM
    A Kane County judge has agreed not to immediately certify results of a Nov. 4 referendum asking if some properties should be allowed to disconnect from the Elburn Fire Protection District. Circuit Judge David Akemann agreed to the delay Monday at the request of the Elburn fire district, which is appealing his Aug. 28 decision to allow the referendum to take place. If voters approve the disconnection, Akemann would be asked to certify the vote and order the disconnection. If voters decide not to, Akemann would have to dismiss the petition, according to a motion filed by the Fox River district, which opposed the stay.

  • Birds saved in Algonquin house fire Oct 18, 2014 10:22 AM
    Firefighters were able to rescue the birds in an Algonquin home when responding to a fire call early Saturday morning, officials said. At approximately 1:24 a.m., the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a structure fire in the 1300 block of Lexington Drive. The fire was reported by the homeowner, who escaped without injury.

  • Endorsement: Yes for ambulance service in Antioch, Antioch Township Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in Antioch and Antioch Township vote yes to provide funds for ambulance service.

  • Endorsement: Yes on Palatine Rural Fire Protection District tax increase Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote on the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District's request for a 0.05 percent tax increase to support operations.

  • 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.

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