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  • 1 hurt in Hampshire crash caused by weather Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Treacherous winter weather driving conditions may be to blame for a crash between a semi-truck and a pickup truck that snarled traffic late Thursday afternoon in Hampshire, authorities said. Drivers were experiencing white-out conditions, with blowing snow and black ice on roadways at the time of the crash, which occurred at 4:46 p.m. on Route 20 north of the intersection with Big Timber Road, according to the Hampshire Fire Protection District.

  • A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.

    One injury in I-90 truck crash near Marengo May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    A two-truck accident and fire forced authorities to shut down all lanes of the Jane Addams Tollway near Route 20 outside of Marengo early Wednesday. Traffic was backed up for miles on the tollway, authorities said, but all lanes were open by 11 a.m., Kistulinec said. Westbound Route 20 had been backed up for miles since it was an alternate route.

  • Rescue personnel work the scene of a traffic crash in the westbound lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, east of the Getty Road overpass Tuesday afternoon near Marengo.

    Both lanes reopened after two crashes near Marengo on westbound I-90 Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two late Tuesday morning crashes on Interstate 90 occurred within about a minute of each other and were separated by less than a mile apart, according to Lt. Rick Heine of the Hampshire Fire Protection District. Both crashes took place near Marengo. Both of the westbound lanes were reopened by Tuesday evening.

  • Man identified in Hampshire rollover Mar 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    One person was killed in a rollover crash Saturday afternoon along New Lebanon Road in DeKalb County, authorities said. The victim was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled over at 1:35 p.m. just south of Route 72 and just west of the line between Kane and DeKalb counties, Hampshire fire officials said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Robert Parise: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Robert Parise, running for Hampshire Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Jim Dunbar: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jim Dunbar, running for Hampshire Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Steven Gustafson: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Steven Gustafson, running for Hampshire Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Motorcyclist injured in crash near Hampshire Jul 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    All lanes of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near Hampshire had to be shut down Friday morning to allow a helicopter land so an injured motorcyclist could be transported to a hospital. The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. near the Marengo-Hampshire toll plaza on I-90.

  • Hampshire fire damages three back yards Jul 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Three back yards and two homes were damaged in Hampshire Wednesday afternoon after an electrical transformer shorted out and started a fire.

  •  Rutland-Dundee firefighters unload a hose from their engine Monday at the old Sherman Hospital on Elginís east side. More than 300 firefighters from the area are participating in high-rise training this week, conducted by the Elgin Fire Department. Training continues through Friday.

    Old Sherman Hospital gets final hurrah before demolition Jun 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    A portion of the old Sherman Hospital on Elgin's east side is enjoying a final hurrah as a firefighters' training ground before it meets the wrecking ball in July. All this week, more than 300 personnel from 14 fire departments and protection districts are using a rare opportunity to practice their high-rise firefighting skills in the four-story building.

  • South Barrington man injured when car hits semi on I-90 Jun 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Dhaval Patel, 36, of South Barrington rear-ended a semi truck with his Lexus southwest of Marengo early today, injuring him and briefly shutting down a portion of the Jane Addams Tollway, authorities said. Hampshire Fire Protection District crews had to extricate him from the vehicle. He was flown by helicopter to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford for a broken leg, official said.

  •  Bill Robinson, left, is the new chief and Trevor Herrmann is the new deputy chief of the Hampshire Fire Protection District. Both men were sworn in this week.

    Hampshire looks within for new fire chief, deputy chief Jun 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Hampshire Fire District board of trustees has tapped two veteran supervisors to lead its squad of eight full-time firefighters and 30 part-time firefighters into the future. Bill Robinson, former deputy chief, and Trevor Herrmann, a former captain, were sworn in earlier this week as fire chief and deputy chief, respectively.

  • Bite into a bratwurst at Hampshire open houseMay 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Be sure to bring your empty stomachs to the Hampshire Fire/EMS Association's upcoming open house and bratwurst dinner. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Hampshire Fire Station. You can select from a menu of hot dogs, brats, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, soda, coffee and desserts.

  • John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.com Fire trucks side parked on Route 20, north of Brier Hill Road in Hampshire Thursday, unable to reach a field fire.

    Brush fire destroys abandoned barn in Hampshire Apr 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    A late afternoon brush fire burned down two abandoned buildings in Hampshire Thursday, according to fire officials.

  • Elgin Fire Chief John Fahy, who was one of a team of Elgin firefighters to volunteer at ground zero 10 years ago, speaks during the City of Elgin's Memory Ceremony Sunday at Civic Plaza.

    All around the Fox Valley, 9/11 remembered Sep 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    Communities across the Fox Valley stopped Sunday to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In Elgin, the ceremony marked the latest in annual tributes that have been conducted since 2001. “We never want a year to go by that we don't remember,” said Tricia Dieringer, American Legion Post 57 Americanism chairman, who has coordinated the ceremonies every year for the last decade.

  • 1 airlifted from Hampshire car, semi crash Jul 25, 2011 12:00 AM
    One person was airlifted from the scene of a crash involving a semi-tractor and a car in Hampshire on Monday afternoon, according to fire officials.

  • Fire damages Hampshire garage Jul 22, 2011 12:00 AM
    An unattached garage fire in Hampshire on Friday afternoon left $100,000 worth of damages, authorities said.

  • Connie von Keudell: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Connie von Keudell, running for Hampshire fire protection

  • Boy riding bike hit by car at "bad intersection" in HampshireAug 3, 2010 12:00 AM
    A Hampshire boy suffered cuts and bruises, but no apparent life threatening injuries, when struck by a car late Monday morning as he rode his bicycle across what the village's police chief described as a "bad intersection."

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