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  • Autopsy confirms second brother's death in Huntley shooting was suicide Jun 6, 2014 5:26 AM
    A second person has died due to gunshot injuries sustained during a fight between two brothers in Huntley last month. Mark Grundei, 50, died Wednesday from a penetrating gunshot wound to the head that the coroner said was a suicide. Grundei shot himself after shooting his brother May 26, authorities said.

  • Bartlett celebrates fire chief’s award Jun 5, 2014 4:35 PM
    Bartlett Fire Chief Michael Falese has earned one of the state's highest honors in firefighting. A humbled Falese received two standing ovations this week as the village board celebrated his being named the 2014 Illinois Fire Chief of the Year.

  • Fire strikes Elburn home Jun 4, 2014 7:18 PM
    A vacant home in Elburn caught fire Wednesday evening, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

  • Small fire forces school evacuation May 29, 2014 6:45 PM
    B. J. Hooper Elementary School in Lindenhurst had to be evacuated for a short time Thursday morning because of a small fire in a bathroom, authorities said.

  • Three Algonquin house fires under investigation May 29, 2014 5:59 PM
    Firefighters have responded to three Algonquin house fires in the past five days, the most recent of which was late Wednesday. Whether the fires are related remain under investigation, police said.

  • Seven hurt in Antioch collision May 29, 2014 7:03 PM
    Seven people were taken to local hospitals after a multivehicle crash Wednesday night in Antioch, authorities said Thursday.

  • Hoffman Estates hiring firefighters May 28, 2014 2:30 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic. Applications are available at The application deadline is 2 p.m. Friday, June 13.

  • Algonquin firefighters battle two fires May 24, 2014 1:29 PM
    Firefighters battled a pair of Saturday morning fires a quarter-mile apart from each other in Algonquin, according to a news release. Nobody was injured in either blaze and both remain under investigation.

  • After split-up, Barrington gets improved fire insurance rating May 22, 2014 1:50 PM
    An imminent upgrade of Barrington's fire insurance rating is being hailed by village officials as validation of their fire department's realignment after the Jan. 1 split from the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District. Effective Aug. 1, the Insurance Services Office will upgrade the village's public protection classification from a 4 to a 2 — putting it in the top 1.5 percent of all fire departments in the U.S., according to the village.

  • Off-duty firefighter saves Huntley woman’s life at fitness center May 23, 2014 9:53 AM
    Stacey Tyranski says she never would have come home to her husband and two children if it wasn’t for James Amos, the off-duty West Dundee firefighter who saved her life in March after she went into cardiac arrest at an Algonquin fitness center. “I’d probably be dead,” Tyranski, 36, said. “The time that I was unconscious was about two minutes and they say within six minutes you’re completely brain dead."

  • DuPage students get hands-on training at mock accident scene May 20, 2014 4:06 PM
    High school students studying to become emergency medical technicians at the Technology Center of DuPage got some hands-on training Tuesday during an automobile crash drill at the Addison school. The students, working alongside Addison firefighters, responded to a mock crash involving two vehicles. The firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the roofs of both vehicles during the drill to reveal six people, five with mock injuries and one who would be pronounced “dead” at the scene.

  • Suspicious fire damages vacant Vernon Hills home May 19, 2014 1:30 PM
    No one was injured in a house fire early Monday on the 1000 block of Royal Oak Drive in Vernon Hills. The fire was suspicious and is under investigation, Countryside Fire Protection District officials said. Damage was estimated at $200,000.

  • Eight injured in South Barrington crash May 19, 2014 1:09 PM
    A three-vehicle crash near Barrington and Algonquin roads in South Barrington injured eight people Sunday afternoon, authorities said. More than a dozen fire departments responded to the serious collision, according to the Barrington Fire Protection District.

  • Two injured in head-on minivan collision in Long Grove May 11, 2014 4:36 PM
    Two people were injured Sunday morning in a head-on collision involving two minivans in Long Grove, according to the Long Grove Fire Protection District. The crash occurred about 8 a.m. on Hicks Road (Old Route 53), about a ¼-mile north of Lake-Cook Road, according to the fire district.

  • Man dies of injuries from Glen Ellyn fire May 10, 2014 4:27 PM
    A 27-year-old man died Saturday from injuries suffered in a fire Friday in Glen Ellyn. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The DuPage County Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating.

  • Gurnee Mills hosts fire safety expo May 9, 2014 10:46 PM
    In an effort to prevent house fires and keep families safe, the Lake County Fire Chiefs Association hosts its annual Lake County Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills on May 17.

  • Cause of Barrington Hills barn fire unknown May 9, 2014 12:47 PM
    Authorities are investigating the cause of a Barrington Hills fire that occurred Thursday night in an abandoned barn, according to a news release. It took 20 minutes to bring the fire under control and fire personnel declared the fire extinguished at 12:25 a.m. Nobody was injured.

  • DuPage County considering regional fire service concept May 7, 2014 5:10 AM
    Citing the rising costs associated with responding to emergencies, a group of mayors and fire chiefs is calling on firefighting agencies in DuPage County to voluntarily work together to save money and improve service. “We are trying to get a system for cooperation that will keep prices down, keep costs down and maintain the level of efficiency and service that we already have,” county board member Gary Grasso said.

  • N. Aurora trustee resigns to take fire chief job May 6, 2014 7:26 PM
    Ryan Lambert has resigned as a North Aurora village trustee because he is taking over as chief of the North Aurora Fire Protection District.

  • Natural gas safety tips Apr 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Here are some tips to follow if you suspect a natural gas leak.

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