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  • Fire leaves Barrington-area family homeless, kills dog Dec 3, 2014 4:25 PM
    An early-morning house fire Wednesday near Barrington left a family of four homeless and killed their pet dog, authorities said. Investigators believe the blaze at 115 S. Deerpath Road was started by embers left over from a fire in a first-floor fireplace

  • Voter-backed tax hike will end deficit spending for Palatine Rural Fire District Nov 5, 2014 7:08 PM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District will have about $180,000 in additional funds to operate late next year thanks to voters who backed a 0.05 percent tax hike referendum Tuesday, Chief Hank Clemmensen said Wednesday. Clemmensen said the district needs the money to avoid having to cut staff and training. “For the past several years we have been running a deficit."

  • Voters approve Palatine Rural Fire tax hike Nov 5, 2014 12:31 AM
    Palatine-area voters approved a 0.05 percent tax hike for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District Tuesday night, a measure voters previously rejected in the spring.

  • Endorsement: Yes on Palatine Rural Fire Protection District tax increase Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote on the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District's request for a 0.05 percent tax increase to support operations.

  • Taxes, home rule, size of government on ballot for suburban Cook Co. voters Sep 12, 2014 1:41 PM
    Residents of Northwest suburban Cook County will have several opportunities on the Nov. 4 ballot to weigh in directly on the operations of their local governments. Ballot questions run the gamut from financial to administrative, including a tax hike for fire services, giving a local municipality greater authority and reducing the size of a couple of government boards.

  • Palatine Rural fire district sells ad space on truck, ambulance Mar 24, 2014 5:15 AM
    Struggling with declining tax revenues, one suburban fire district has come up with a novel idea to boost its bottom line — selling ad space on its emergency vehicles. Palatine Rural Fire Protection District Chief Hank Clemmensen promises the ads will be in good taste. “It's not going to look like a race car."

  • Voters reject Palatine Rural Fire tax hike Mar 18, 2014 11:00 PM
    A proposed property tax increase for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District failed Tuesday by a vote of 611 to 517. Fire district officials asked for the increase to meet expenses in the face of declining property values. Despite voters rejecting the measure, the closeness of the vote cheered Fire Chief Hank Clemmensen. “Asking for a tax increase is difficult,” he said.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Palatine Rural Fire Dist. holds info session on referendum Mar 2, 2014 4:31 PM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is hosting a public meeting March 5 to discuss the tax hike they are asking voters to approve.

  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to maintain Palatine rural fire district staffing Feb 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "yes" vote to enable the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District to maintain five firefighters on each shift.

  • Palatine Rural Fire District asking for tax increase Feb 20, 2014 7:03 PM
    The head of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District said a drop in local property values is the reason the district is asking for a .05 percent tax hike on the ballot March 18. “It was a difficult decision by the board to ask the voters for a tax increase and we would not be doing it if we didn’t need it,” said fire Chief Hank Clemmensen.

  • Palatine Rural teaches fire safety Jan. 7 Dec 31, 2013 3:54 PM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is inviting residents to a neighborhood Fire Safety Program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Inverness fire station, 35 Ela Road. Common fire hazards, the need for working smoke detectors and family escape plans will be discussed.

  • Car fire spreads to Inverness home Dec 26, 2013 10:45 PM
    An SUV that was on fire crashed into a house Thursday night in Inverness, causing flames to spread to the structure and leaving it temporarily uninhabitable, authorities said.

  • Fire districts reach deal on Inverness coverage Dec 17, 2013 10:25 AM
    The Barrington Countryside and Palatine Rural fire protection districts have reached a deal in their long-stalled negotiations toward an automatic-aid agreement for the west side of Inverness. Barrington Countryside trustees Monday unanimously approved the pending agreement that would have Palatine Rural automatically respond to that area of their jurisdiction, which is closer to Palatine Rural's fire station than either of their own.

  • Editorial: ‘Divorcing’ fire districts need time to find common ground Dec 4, 2013 12:10 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the the breakup of two rural fire districts is posing complex challenges that need to be addressed without delay.

  • Barrington fire district to have 3 assistant chiefs Nov 4, 2013 8:20 PM
    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.

  • Barrington fire district reaching aid agreements Oct 22, 2013 12:31 AM
    Preparing to run their own independent fire department on Jan. 1, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees Monday discussed pending automatic-aid agreements with their neighbors and the potential site of a third station of their own. Among the evening’s accomplishments were the approvals of new auto-aid agreements with the Lake Zurich and Long Grove fire departments.

  • Inverness mayor continues push for fire district deal Oct 8, 2013 4:45 PM
    Inverness Village President Jack Tatooles continues to urge Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees to pursue an agreement allowing the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District to cover the west side of his village. But both fire districts remain skeptical they can overcome financial differences to reach a deal.

  • Regional water rescue team demonstrates tactics, equipment Sep 27, 2013 6:01 PM
    The regional water rescue team from Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 1 demonstrated water rescue capabilities for the divisions command officers Friday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine.

  • Palatine Rural ends aid agreements with Barrington fire departments Sep 12, 2013 6:10 PM
    Palatine Rural Fire Protection District’s board of trustees has voted to terminate its automatic-aid agreement with Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and the Barrington Fire Department. Palatine Rural Chief Hank Clemmensen said the move becomes effective Dec. 31, giving all parties ample time to work out “possible” new agreements.

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