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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fox Lake offers tours of wastewater plant Oct 14, 2013 5:15 PM
    Fox Lake will host an open house tour of the Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility on Saturday, Oct. 19. Visitors can learn how the NWRWRF operates and protects the environment, then meet the staff who process and treat wastewater on a 24-hour basis.

  • Fox Lake fire open house Oct 10, 2013 3:41 PM
    The Fox Lake Fire Protection District hosts its annual open house event on Saturday, Oct. 12, to kick off the start of fire prevention week.

  • Autopsy scheduled on 9-year-old who drowned in Fox Lake Aug 28, 2013 1:49 PM
    McHenry County coroner officials say an autopsy is scheduled for today on the 9-year-old Round Lake girl who drowned while swimming Tuesday evening in Fox Lake. Officials have not yet released the identity of the girl. McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said the girl was wading in water with family and friends but went under the surface after walking farther out from the shore.

  • Fox Lake dedicates firefighter memorial May 19, 2013 6:37 PM
    Fox Lake celebrated its history of volunteer firefighters with a new memorial dedicated at the department’s original fire station Sunday afternoon. More than 100 community members came to recognize 105-year history of the Fox Lake Fire Protection District and honor the memory of 68 former firefighters and volunteers who have passed away with two statues unveiled Sunday.

  • Fire damages Fox Lake furniture repair shop Feb 23, 2013 6:02 PM
    An early morning fire damaged a furniture repair shop in Fox Lake Saturday. Firefighters were called at 1:44 a.m. to battle the blaze at Furniture Doctor, 34 E. Grand Ave. No one was injured and officials are trying to determine the amount of damage.

  • Fire destroys vacant home Dec 8, 2012 12:31 PM
    An early morning fire Saturday destroyed a large, unoccupied home in Wadsworth. "It was a significant fire. It was a total loss," said Mark Kirschhoffer, fire chief of the Newport Township Fire Protection District.

  • No one hurt in Fox Lake fire Dec 7, 2012 9:44 PM
    No injuries were reported following a fire at a two-story single family home in Fox Lake Friday morning, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to the report of a fire at 11 a.m. on the 0-100 block of South Maple Avenue, according to the Fox Lake Fire Protection District.

  • Grand jury indicts Fox Lake man on reckless homicide charge Dec 6, 2012 4:21 PM
    A Lake County grand jury has indicted a Fox Lake man on reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol charges in connection with an Oct. 1 crash that killed a passenger in his vehicle. Anthony Cechini, 23, of the 0 to 100 block of N. Lake Street, will appear before Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes on Dec. 20 for arraignment. He remains in Lake County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

  • Fire station open house in Ingleside Oct 5, 2012 7:18 PM
    The Fox Lake Fire Protection District will be holding its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Station 2, 306 Washington St. in Ingleside. There will be many demonstrations, including a vehicle extrication, a dive simulator, a home sprinkler trailer and much more. Firefighters will be giving station tours, checking blood pressures and answering questions. Bring the whole family to meet your local firefighters at this free event.

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