Daily Dispatch: Illinois News
Property For New Mount Prospect Fire Headquarters Purchased For $1.47 Million
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:01:39 -0700
Mount Prospect has purchased the MB Financial Bank office site at 111 E. Rand Rd., just south of Kensington Road, for $1.47 million in the village’s ongoing effort to find a new home Fire Station 13. Trustees authorized the acquisition at their May 15 village board meeting. “This gives us an opportunity to secure this property, which we believe has great strategic value to our emergency response mission for the fire department,” Village Manager Michael Cassady said.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 1:01:39 PM - SOURCE: Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
City of Mattoon suing firefighters union
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:36:26 -0700
The City of Mattoon is suing the Mattoon Firefighters Local 691 over an award that gives them the option to remove the ambulances from the City of Mattoon and to impact bargain the result of the award. The city says the union is not complying with the arbitration, because an agreement has not been reached on the removal of the ambulances.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 8:36:26 AM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Structure fires leaves one dead in Atwood
Sun, 20 May 2018 05:14:17 -0700
On May 18, authorities responded to the 300 block of N. Main St. to investigate a possible structure fire. During the investigation, a body was found in the living room. The deceased was later identified as Jeffrey Browning, 60. Mr. Browning was the resident and only occupant of the house. Damage to the residence was contained to the living room.
- PUB DATE: 5/20/2018 5:14:17 AM - SOURCE: WICS-TV Springfield ABC Channel 20
Petition hopes to save volunteer first responder program in Franklin County
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:03:46 -0700
A petition, with nearly 300 signatures, hopes to save a volunteer program at the West City Fire Department. The village of West City began the trial program after realizing they were one of three towns in Franklin County without a volunteer program. Officials say it costs the city very little, with just gas and liability insurance.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 4:03:46 AM - SOURCE: WSIL-TV ABC 3
Mendota: Next generation of firefighters report for duty
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:43:10 -0700
Not every little boy or girl wants to be a firefighter, but when your father fights fires, it does give a child ideas. That’s what happened for Brady Rutishauser. His father, Dennis, is chief of the Mendota Fire Department and Brady can’t remember ever wanting to be anything other than a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 5/21/2018 8:43:10 AM - SOURCE: News Tribune (North Central Illinois)
Home Depot donates supplies for McHenry Township Fire Protection District burn house training
Sat, 19 May 2018 04:52:38 -0700
The McHenry Home Depot, 2461 N. Richmond Road, donated supplies to the McHenry Township Fire Protection District to build six dollhouse training props for a fire dynamics burn demonstration later this month. “We are pleased that Home Depot partnered with us for this important training exercise,” Chief Tony Huemann said.
- PUB DATE: 5/19/2018 4:52:38 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Herald
Carbondale Fire Chief Set to Retire
Thu, 17 May 2018 18:43:56 -0700
Carbondale Fire Chief Ted Lomax is hanging up his hat. The Chief says it's time for him to retire and spend more time with his family. "When I first started on, I kinda had set an age for myself because this is a very physical and demanding job," Lomax, 55, said. And it seems that from a young age, the signs pointed to him becoming a firefighter, "When I was in kindergarten, the man that lived by my grandma was a firefighter and I just always inspired.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 6:43:56 PM - SOURCE: WSIL-TV ABC 3
Man Found Dead In Kankakee Fire Shot In Head
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:40:54 -0700
Firefighters say they made an alarming discovery following a deadly fire inside a business on the South side of Chicago. Police say they found a body after putting out the fire around 5:15 a.m. Thursday. Officers say the man found inside was murdered. The coroner’s office says Spitzig was shot in the head.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 3:40:54 PM - SOURCE: WSCR-AM 670 The Score
Minivan crashes into Aurora Fire-Department ambulance, multiple people injured
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:47:33 -0700
department ambulance and a minivan that injured 10 people, including two children who are now listed in stable condition after being treated for life-threatening injuries . Police said they responded at 4:05 p.m. to the crash at the intersection of Galena Boulevard and West Street. t appears a 25-year-old Chicago man driving the 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan did not see a stop sign while heading south on West Street and continued into the intersection.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 5:47:33 PM - SOURCE: Daily Herald
Survivor of Lombard bonfire explosion speaks out: 'He was just screaming that he was dead'
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:45:53 -0700
It's been nearly three weeks since eight teens were burned at a weekend bonfire in Lombard. Four of them suffered severe burns and had to be hospitalized. Two remain at the hospital. Alyssa Wolff, 15, is many things: A varsity cheerleader, a friend, a school leader and now, three weeks after the accident, she’s also a motivator, hero and fighter.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 3:45:53 PM - SOURCE: WGN-TV 9 WB Chicago
Numerous departments respond to Banner Marsh brush fire southwest of Peoria
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:56:26 -0700
Firefighters from the Timber Hollis and numerous other area departments responded Thursday night to a brush fire at the Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area. Departments called for mutual aid included Logan-Trivoli, Copperas Creek, Tuscarora, Farmington, North Pekin, Limestone, Brimfield and Buckheart, said Logan-Trivoli Fire Chief David Tuttle, adding that the cause of the fire is not yet known.
- PUB DATE: 5/18/2018 3:56:26 AM - SOURCE: Pekin Daily Times
Cause still unknown for Effingham warehouse fire
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:03:30 -0700
The cause of a fire that left a commercial warehouse devastated late Wednesday night remained unknown Thursday as local fire officials and the state fire marshal’s office continued their investigation. Located at 2301 South Banker Street in Effingham, the warehouse belonging to Effingham Environmental Resources sits behind the Clean uniform company and is owned by the Lee Patrick Kaufmann Revocable Trust, according to county documents.
- PUB DATE: 5/17/2018 4:03:30 PM - SOURCE: Effingham Daily News
Joliet looks at city overtime costs
Wed, 16 May 2018 17:19:06 -0700
The city of Joliet is taking a closer look at overtime costs, especially in the fire and police departments. The fire department has spent more than $1 million on overtime, which is 60 percent of its overtime budget for the year, according to a report presented to the Joliet City Council Finance Committee this week.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 5:19:06 PM - SOURCE: Herald-News
Former East Peoria interim fire chief John Knapp renamed interim chief
Wed, 16 May 2018 16:22:07 -0700
John Knapp was sworn in Wednesday morning as the interim chief of the East Peoria Fire Department. Again. “Deputy Chief Knapp is the perfect candidate to fill the chief position and has served in this interim position before,” Commissioner John Kahl said Wednesday. Kahl oversees the operation of the Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 4:22:07 PM - SOURCE: East Peoria Times-Courier
Flames destroy attic, several bedrooms in Montrose house
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:37:39 -0700
A fire completely destroyed the attic of a Montrose house, firefighters say. Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, crews went to a house in the 20200 block of North Effingham St. to find the fire. They say it started in the attic and left that area, along with upper floor bedrooms, as total losses. Firefighters say the main level and basement took smoke and water damage.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 6:37:39 PM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Mount Prospect buys building for new fire station
Wed, 16 May 2018 11:07:09 -0700
Barring any unforeseen obstacle, Mount Prospect will be moving its downtown fire station to the north side of the village. Village trustees, with one dissenting vote, agreed Tuesday to pay about $1.48 million for the MB Financial building at 111 E. Rand Road. The building will be remodeled and replace the current fire station and headquarters at 112 E.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 11:07:09 AM - SOURCE: Illinois Daily Herald
Relocation of Rolling Meadows fire stations up to $13 million
Wed, 16 May 2018 06:06:59 -0700
Rolling Meadows officials Tuesday unveiled renderings of the city's two new fire stations and an updated budget estimate -- $13 million -- for how much the relocation plan will cost. That dollar amount is $4 million more than estimates developed at least five years ago, city officials said. City Manager Barry Krumstok told aldermen at a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night that the price of acquiring land for the two stations was more than predicted, along with the expected cost of stormwater detention.
- PUB DATE: 5/16/2018 6:06:59 AM - SOURCE: Illinois Daily Herald
Analysis: Tri-State FPD Firefighters Pension Fund would go broke in 20 years without taxpayer subsidy
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:00:46 -0700
Without members and taxpayers subsidizing its revenue, Tri-State FPD Firefighters Pension Fund lost $1,631,625 in 2016, according to a DuPage Policy Journal analysis of the latest data reported to the Illinois Department of Insurance Pension Division. The fund has $31,742,666 in total assets. If the funds annual losses were the same, it would run out of money in 20 years without these subsidies.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 10:00:46 AM - SOURCE: DuPage Policy Journal
1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured In Lisle Car Crash
Tue, 15 May 2018 17:56:57 -0700
Lisle Police say a 74-year-old man is dead and two others are in serious condition after a car crash in Lisle Tuesday. The accident happened in the 900 block of Ogden Avenue just before 1:45 p.m. Lisle Police and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District responded to the scene. Officials say a blue Nissan Rogue driven by a 74-year-old man was traveling westbound when it crossed over the center line and crashed into a black Acura, which was driving eastbound.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 5:56:57 PM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
Crews battle two-alarm fire in Roscoe
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:42:46 -0700
Crews battle a two-alarm fire Tuesday in Roscoe. The fire happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sage Hen Trail. When crews arrived they saw smoke coming out of the garage, according to Harlem Roscoe Fire Chief Don Shoevlin. Smoke damage extended inside the home. Everyone in the home got out safety and crews were able to put out the fire in under 15 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 5/15/2018 8:42:46 PM - SOURCE: WREX-TV NBC 13 Rockford

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