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Carpentersville names new fire, police chiefs

Carpentersville has named a new police chief and a new fire chief following the resignation of Public Safety Director Al Popp, officials said. On May 2, Michael J. Kilbourne will take over as the chief of police and John Skillman will become the fire chief, Village Manager Mark Rooney said. Full News here – DailyHerald.com […]

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Hoffman Estates bedroom fire causes $100,000 worth of damages

A fire that started in the bedroom of a Hoffman Estates house caused an estimated $ 100,000 in damages, but might have been worse had the door and windows in the room been open, fire officials said Sunday. Hoffman Estates Fire Battalion Chief Patrick Fortunato said one of the residents of the one-story home at […]

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Neighbor assists St. Charles fire department with deck fire

St. Charles fire officials praised the efforts of a quick-thinking resident who kept a fire on his neighbors’ wooden backyard deck at bay with a garden hose before firefighters arrived to extinguish the flames Sunday afternoon. “He was definitely a real asset here,” Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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Food cooking unattended believed to have sparked Elgin apartment fire

Food left cooking unattended on a stove is believed to have sparked a fire that rendered an Elgin apartment uninhabitable Saturday night, according to fire officials. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Woman, 26, found dead following Northwest Side fire

Woman, 26, found dead following Northwest Side fire Fires · Chicago Fire Department. Police are conducting a death investigation after a 26-year-old woman died in a house fire on the city's Northwest Side late Saturday. The fire happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6000 block of West Nelson Street … Full News here – […]

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Cops seek man in washroom fire incidents at Chicago colleges

Cops seek man in washroom fire incidents at Chicago colleges The man also is suspected of lighting a fire in a restroom in a Roosevelt University Loop Campus building, according to an alert issued by Chicago police. Authorities did not specify which building at Roosevelt was targeted in the arson, but the school … Full […]

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Electrical malfunction blamed for fire that gutted Mount Prospect garage

An electrical malfunction is the suspected cause of a garage fire that gutted a detached garage in Mount Prospect, fire officials said Monday. No one was injured in the fire, which caused an estimated $ 40,000 damage. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Trash bin fire causes smoke damage at Mundelein Goodwill

A trash bin fire caused smoke damage at a Goodwill store in Mundelein on Friday night. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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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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