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  • 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.

     
  • Two people, dog rescued from Fox River in Algonquin Jun 25, 2014 7:53 PM
    Firefighters from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District rescued two people and a dog after their boat got stuck under an Algonquin bridge Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters rescued the group by putting them in another boat “It looked dramatic for a few seconds, but it was pretty routine,” Fire Chief Peter Van Dorp said.

     
  • Barrington fire agencies finally reach aid agreement Jun 24, 2014 6:45 PM
    Nearly six months after their acrimonious breakup, the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and the Barrington Fire Department have reached an automatic aid agreement governing when, how and where each will respond to emergencies in the other’s jurisdiction. The deal was ratified by both sides Monday evening.

     
  • Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosts 56th Fireman’s Festival Saturday and Sunday Jun 24, 2014 3:05 PM
    The Fox Lake Fireman's Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, at the volunteer fire department on Grand Avenue. There will be games, entertainment, a street dance and water fights.

     
  • Fire evacuates Penny Road Pub in South Barrington Jun 22, 2014 8:32 PM
    A drape behind a stage in the Penny Road Pub near South Barrington caught fire Saturday evening, forcing the evacuation of the business but causing no injuries to occupants or staff. The cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.

     
  • Lightning strike damages home in Bartlett Jun 19, 2014 9:44 PM
    Bartlett firefighters extinguished a lighting strike fire in the 400 block of Timber Ridge Drive late Wednesday. The fire caused about $70,000 in damages.

     
  • Child struck by car near downtown Antioch Jun 14, 2014 8:42 PM
    A child was struck by a car on the 300 block of Ida Avenue Saturday night, according to Antioch Fire Department Chief John Nixon. The child, whose condition was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

     
  • Trucker killed in Long Grove crash Jun 10, 2014 5:57 PM
    A semitrailer-truck driver was killed Tuesday morning in a collision with a dump truck on Route 22 in Long Grove, police said.

     
  • Motorcyclist injured in Lake in the Hills crash dies Jun 10, 2014 5:35 PM
    A motorcyclist involved in a collision with a car Monday afternoon near Lake in the Hills has died of his injuries, authorities said. Christopher Q. Gramer of Lake in the Hills was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Algonquin Road at Lake Drive when it crashed into a 2010 Ford Focus traveling eastbound on Algonquin Road, turning north onto Lake Drive.

     
  • Hanover Park, Bloomingdale fire in talks over boundary deal Jun 9, 2014 6:08 PM
    Hanover Park officials are in the early stages of negotiations with the neighboring Bloomingdale Fire Protection District to transfer a largely industrial area — and the tax revenue it generates — into the village’s fire jurisdiction. "We have to make sure it isn't detrimental to the rest of the district," said Tim Deutschle, who sits on Bloomingdale Fire's board of trustees.

     
  • Fire damages Algonquin Burger King restaurant Jun 8, 2014 10:31 AM
    Algonquin fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze Saturday night that caused an estimated $10,000 damage to a Burger King restaurant. The business was occupied with employees closing for the night at the time of the fire, but there were no civilian or fire personnel injuries.

     
  • Fire safety promoted in June Jun 8, 2014 4:13 PM
    Countryside Fire Protection District provide fire safety handouts out Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12.

     
  • Larry Schreiner a legend in Chicago radio crime coverage Jun 7, 2014 6:17 PM
    Larry Schreiner, a crime reporter who worked for WGN radio and as a columnist for the Daily Herald, died Thursday at his Barrington home at age 72. “Larry was a legend on the police beat," said Tom Quinlan, his editor at the Daily Herald.

     
  • West Dundee orders study for fire departments consolidation Jun 6, 2014 11:46 AM
    West Dundee officials have taken a small, but significant step toward possibly consolidating its fire services with its neighbors by ordering a study to map out response times, where most emergency calls occur and more. “Right now we're in the information-gathering phase” said Randy Friese, chief of the West Dundee Fire Department. “The more facts we get, the more better educated decisions we can make.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

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

     
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