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  • St. Charles restaurant on fire Jun 2, 2011 6:21 AM
    Firefighters are battling a box alarm fire at Salerno's on the Fox in St. Charles.

     
  • St. Charles man drives into ravine during police chase May 26, 2011 7:39 PM
    Police helped pull two 23-year-old St. Charles men from a vehicle, which was in a stream, early Thursday, after the driver went airborne into the ravine during a police chase.

     
  • New fire department ready to take over for St. Charles May 2, 2011 10:40 AM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District will take over all fire and medical emergency calls in the district from St. Charles the instant it becomes May 1.

     
  • Vote no on Campton fire district Mar 30, 2011 7:26 PM
    “Should Campton Hills operate its own fire protection district?” The novice village is asking for a backdoor tax levy on Campton Hills residents in an advisory question on the April 5 ballot. Approval is likely with distracted voters and a light turnout. Voting no makes the most sense.

     
  • Rural fire district made big mistake Mar 28, 2011 6:17 PM
    The people of Campton Hills should explore the idea of our own Campton Hills Fire and Rescue service and separate from Kane County politics. Vote YES to “investigate” the formation of a Campton Hills Fire Department on April 5.

     
  • Fox River fire district hires staff Mar 28, 2011 11:07 PM
    Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District puts the finishing touches on its deal with AES, hiring 21 full-time employees.

     
  • Work on Fox fire station ordered to stop Mar 22, 2011 11:40 PM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District was told Tuesday night to stop construction on one of its new fire stations. And it was given more requirements than it wants on the second fire station it wants to build.

     
  • Fire board thinks outside the box Mar 18, 2011 1:30 PM
    The St. Charles Fire Department has failed with referendums for new taxes to maintain and equalize the service in the Fox River & Countryside Fire District, which they alone until recently were responsible to service. The proactive decisions to take the available monies and to develop alternately two new fire stations, with professional staffing and to now cover the farthest sections of the district with up to now the longest response time, is to be commended by the fire district board.

     
  • St. Charles: Fire district owes city $450,000 Mar 10, 2011 6:00 PM
    The relationship between St. Charles and the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District soured further Thursday.Threats of a lawsuit surfaced because the district is more than a month late in the final $450,000 payment it owes the city.

     
  • Apparent meeting of the minds with Campton, fire district on fire station Mar 2, 2011 4:41 PM
    Just a couple days after Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District pulled its permit application in an in-your-face move against Campton Hills, the application is back on.

     
  • McConnaughay says fire board should be elected, not appointed Feb 23, 2011 5:40 PM
    Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay weighs in on the separation of the Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue District from the city of St. Charles.

     
  • Fire district heads down risky path Feb 17, 2011 5:03 PM
    At the very least, the fire district board should reassess after one year and determine whether to drop its contractor and return to St. Charles.

     
  • St. Charles predicts failure for new fire department Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM
    St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte on Monday predicted failure for the new Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District because neither the finances nor the promises for better response times make sense to him.

     
  • Full speed ahead for new fire department Feb 11, 2011 6:19 PM
    The plan by the Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue Dept. to drop the coverage the city of St. Charles provides and go with an independent Wheaton firm will result in a ripple effect. For starters, this means there will be no new St. Charles Fire Station on Red Gate road, Mayor Don DeWitte says.

     
  • Fox River and Countryside fire district closer to naming new 911 provider Jan 10, 2011 11:07 PM
    A citizens advisory committee for the now-named Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue department had only positive remarks on the proposal submitted by American Emergency Services to provide 911 service.

     
  • Wait continues for new emergency services provider Jan 4, 2011 10:37 PM
    Unlike the emergency personnel they want to hire, Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue trustees are in no hurry. They decided Tuesday night that more time is needed before they are ready to name a new 911 responder.

     
  • Who'll answer 911 calls? Kane Co. towns to find out Jan 3, 2011 10:57 PM
    Residents in St. Charles Township, Wayne and Campton Hills should learn who will be coming to put out their fires and rush them to the hospital in emergencies Tuesday. Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue (formerly St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District) trustees are expected to name one of three organizations their official emergency services provider at a special meeting tonight.

     
  • St. Charles fire district hires part-time director Dec 29, 2010 10:44 PM
    The St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District took a definitive step toward independence Wednesday night. Trustees voted to hire a new employee to ensure the fire department trustees hope to create has everything it needs.

     
  • Fire station plan hits hurdle in Campton Hills Dec 14, 2010 11:21 PM
    Of all the community concerns expressed about the St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District going independent with its own fire stations, the most difficult obstacle may be the ticking clock attached to the plan.

     
  • Hear out fire board’s reasoning Dec 4, 2010 8:27 AM
    The recent deliberations reported by the St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District have resulted in confusion, fear and anger. That’s not surprising since safety and security are fundamental to how we live.

     
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