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  • Fox River & Countryside fire district planning tax levy hike Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District residents are facing a property tax increase next year.

     
  • Barrington fire district to have 3 assistant chiefs Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Less than two months before they’ll be operating independently, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees Monday approved another automatic-aid agreement with a neighbor and authorized the hire of three part-time assistant chiefs. Officials added an auto-aid agreement with the Fox River Grove Fire Protection District to ones they approved two weeks ago with the fire departments of Lake Zurich and Long Grove.

     
  • Unapproved work begins on new Fox River fire station Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Kane County Board hasn't given its OK, but Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue officials have already begun construction on the new Station No. 3.

     
  • New Fox River & Countryside fire station clears first obstacle Aug 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District officials received a favorable vote from a Kane County committee Wednesday on plan to finally move station No. 3 into the district’s service area. In fact, the new station will be closer to St. Charles North High School than even St. Charles’ own stations. Lingering tension between the city and the district is cooling with St. Charles' new administration and new fire chief.

     
  • Fox River trustees approve plan to move third fire stationFeb 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers served by the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District could see better service times as soon as this fall, according to a plan approved Monday night to build a third fire station that will take advantage of two key Fox River crossings. Trustees approved a $150,000 purchase of 2.2 acres of land at 6N330 Route 25 in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles. The site is the former home of the old Wise-Hamlin Plastic Factory. Though not technically a short sale, the property is bank land after a $654,000 judgment against the former land owner.

     
  • Fox River and Countryside could vote on land purchase tonight Feb 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    There could be a third fire station coming in the area served by the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Trustees are expected to vote on a land purchase Monday night.

     
  • 17 file write-in candidacies in Kane County Feb 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Seventeen people have filed to run as write-in candidates in Kane County for the April 9 consolidated elections. Two more people have joined the Batavia 7th Ward race as write-in candidates, and another person has joined the Geneva Township clerk race.

     
  • Scott Vaughn of the Remembrance Rescue Project with his sons, Corey and Brian, in front of the New York Fire Department Rescue 5 engine, which was on display during a 9/11 ceremony at the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus in Grayslake. The fire truck was on the scene in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed.

    Moving Picture: Area firefighters purchase 9/11 trucksFeb 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Scott Vaughn of Vernon Hills is a member of the Remembrance Rescue Project and also a captain with the Fox River and Countryside Fire and Rescue. With the help of other volunteers from fire departments around the country, they honor the firefighters who lost their lives aboard New York Fire Department Engines 4 and 5. The renovated trucks travel around the suburbs and the country as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials.

     
  • Current trustees are sole applicants for Fox River fire board election Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Five people have filed for election to the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District, in its first election this spring. All five are already serving as appointed trustees. Thursday was the deadline to file nominating papers.

     
  • St. Charles, fire district settle lawsuit Jan 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The hate-hate relationship between the city of St. Charles and the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District fueled litigation over a service contract that has now reached a settlement. The fire district is coughing up about $18,000 in trade for the city dropping any ability to seek further litigation about past service contracts. Fire district trustees also face the first election in the history of their organization this April.

     
  • Crumpled versions of handheld signs littered the floor of the St. Charles City Council chamber Monday night as opponents of the Lexington Club development left, stunned by a vote approving the project.

    Lexington Club project sees rare reversal in St. CharlesJan 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Just one month ago, the Lexington Club project seemed dead in St. Charles. But the project, which aims to build up to 102 townhouses and 28 single-family homes on the former Applied Composites site, has new life after two aldermen changed votes, which resulted in a tie that the mayor broke. One resident shouted at the council that their votes had "disgraced us as citizens."

     
  • Voters can decide to elect Fox River & Countryside trustees Nov 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Taxpayers serviced by the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District have placed a binding referendum on the ballot that calls for direct election of the district's trustees. A vote in favor of the referendum would strip the incoming Kane County Board chairman of the power to appoint the trustees.

     
  • Fire protection district will update conditions Aug. 1 Jul 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District has banned outdoor burning in Wayne, Campton and St. Charles townships, and also in the villages of Wayne and Campton Hills. The fire chief said fireworks have also caused several recent fires that threatened homes.

     
  • Fire causes $40,000 damage to garage Feb 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    No one was injured in a large garage fire near St. Charles late Monday night, authorities said. The fire remains under investigation, and caused about $40,000 in damage.

     
  • Funeral Wednesday for former Cary fire chief Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Former Cary fire chief Lester Macko died last week. Visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

     
  •  Rescue Unit 4, a Fire Department of New York vehicle that was used in the response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was on display Sunday during the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District open house. The eight firefighters who were aboard the rig when it responded to the attacks in lost their lives.

    Fox fire department hosts ‘traveling memorial’ to 9/11 firefighters Oct 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    Rescue Unit 4, one of the search-and-rescue units that responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was featured at the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District's open house on Sunday. The truck is used as an educational tool by the Remembrance Rescue Project, a nonprofit group started by area firefighters.

     
  • The rig used by FDNY Rescue 4 will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District Station 1 in Wasco.

    Fox fire dept. to host Rescue 4 from New York CityOct 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District's open house and breakfast Sunday will feature Rescue 4 from New York City, the only working rescue rig in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

     
  • Fox River fire district wants St. Charles station Jul 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District is courting the empathy of St. Charles Unit District 303 in its attempts to find a location for a new third station. The key man in the decision could be school board member Jim Gaffney, who also happens to be president of the fire district.

     
  • Don DeWitte

    St. Charles mayor criticizes bridge petition effort Jun 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte says a petition circulating to stop the Red Gate Bridge is "dishonest."

     
  • Firefighters battle a blaze at Salerno's on the Fox restaurant Wednesday in St. Charles.

    Salerno's on the Fox severely damaged in blaze Jun 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Firefighters are battling a box alarm fire at Salerno's on the Fox in St. Charles.

     
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