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Fire damages Elgin business

A fire early this morning caused an estimated $ 35,000 in damages to an Elgin business, fire officials said. The Elgin Fire Department responded to a call at about 4:30 a.m. to Azteca Insurance, 50 Kimball St. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Fox Lake fire district seeks tax increase April 7

Citing concerns about aging equipment and adequate manpower at fire stations in unincorporated areas, Fox Lake Fire Protection District officials are going to voters with a tax increase proposal. At issue, Chief Ron Hoehne said, is a need to add at least three full-time paramedics to the ranks and boost funding for the district’s vehicle […]

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Governor appoints Aurora Fire Marshal to state post

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday that he appointed Aurora Fire Marshal Matthew Perez as the new Illinois Fire Marshal. Perez has nearly 30 years of experience in public safety. He has been with the department for 27 years. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Fund started for family who lost home in fire

An Antioch-area resident has started a fund to help a family that lost their home and belongings after a fire Sunday. “A neighbor came by and said, `These people’s house burned down and they needed cat food,’” said Jennifer Jamerson. “I took it from there.” Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Woman, small child escape fire in Elgin

A mother and her small child were able to climb out a window to escape a fire Wednesday morning that damaged an Elgin house . Elgin firefighters responded to the call at about 11 a.m. in the 300 block of Triggs Avenue and arrived to find light smoke coming from an open window, fire officials […]

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Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side

Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side Fire crews were called to the high-rise building at 300 South Damen Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Saturday and arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, said Chicago Fire Department District Chief Jerry Knapp. Responders were told there was a fire inside a … Full News here […]

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Vernon Hills home left uninhabitable by fire

A Vernon Hills home was left uninhabitable after a fire Friday evening, officials said. Crews were called to a house on the 1100 block of Wadsworth Place just before 6 p.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the garage and front door, according to a news release from the Countryside Fire Protection District. Full News […]

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Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown

Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown No one was hurt during the incident in the 5000 block of Broadway Street about 9:20 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. The vault is underground near 5060 Broadway, which is connected to another building at 5050 Broadway, … Full News here – Read more […]

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Officials: Smoking near oxygen tanks caused Rolling Meadows fire

Smoking near oxygen tanks is being blamed for a Rolling Meadows condominium fire last week that left one man dead and displaced residents of nearly 50 units, police said Tuesday. The blaze killed Kenneth Vansickle, 55, who lived in the unit where the fire started. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Incense may have caused Elgin house fire

The embers of incense are believed to be the cause of a house fire than caused around $ 25,000 worth of damage to a home at 70 Maple Street in Elgin, according to fire officials. A 89-year-old man and his 39-year-old grandson were home when the fire started around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Full News here […]

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Fire damages St. Charles home

No one was injured in a fire that began early Saturday in the attic of a single-family home in the 36W800 block of Middlecreek Lane in St. Charles. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Mundelein mayor seeks to fire plan commissioner but won’t say why until Monday

Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz wants village trustees to fire a longtime member of the town’s planning and zoning commission — but he won’t publicly say why. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Small fire at nursing home injures four

A small fire at the Ballard Nursing Center in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines sent four people to the hospital with unspecified injuries Thursday morning. The fire was largely extinguished by a sprinkler in the room where it started, officials said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Exclusive Chicago Fire Sneak Peek: Boden Takes a Leave of Absence! And an

Exclusive Chicago Fire Sneak Peek: Boden Takes a Leave of Absence! And an … In the wake of his father's death on last week's episode, Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) decides to take a leave of absence from Firehouse 51. In this exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday's new episode (10/9c, NBC), the team bids a solemn […]

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Hanover Park lauds fire lieutenant’s response to crash

Kelly Gawlik was technically off-the-clock and on her way home. But as a Hanover Park fire deparment lieutenant and paramedic, Gawlik instinctively went to work when she spotted a serious, two-vehicle wreck at Army Trail and County Farm roads. She didn’t wait for backup, but crawled into a damaged car to help Joan Rickert. Full […]

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