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2 officers injured in crash on West Side

By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter3:16 a.m. CST, February 17, 2014 Two officers responding to a call were injured late Sunday night after a car blew the stop signal and crashed into their squad car in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Shortly before midnight, the officers were responding to a call of shots fired and were near the 0 to 99 block ...

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3rd person injured in 2013 Naperville fire dies

  Here is the first article that reported husband and wife died on December 18,2013.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/naperville_lisle/chi-napervile-fire-victims-20131220,0,5738167.story “A third person has died after being injured in a fire that killed a husband and wife at their home in Naperville in December.Allen Belaguas, 21, of the 9100 block of Franklin Court, in Orland Park, was pronounced dead at a Rainbow Hospice facility ...

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Massive 4-ll tire fire in North Lake with MABAS interdivisional requests

February 15, 2014 (MELROSE PARK, Ill.) (WLS) – Flames shoot more than 100 feet in the air as a huge fire breaks out at a tire company in the suburbs                                                               ...

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Schaumburg may require new firefighters to hold 4-year degrees

        By Eric Peterson (Daily Herold) “Schaumburg’s public safety committee has recommended lowering the maximum starting age from 40 to 35 for newly hired police officers and firefighters, as well as requiring new firefighters to hold bachelor’s degrees as village police officers already do. The recommended change to the age requirements is being made to comply with current ...

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North Lake, Ill 2200 N. Manheim 4-11 Tire facility blaze February 15, 2014 (Video)

Video Courtesy of Steve Redick A large fire erupted in a tire warehouse 1.5 story commercial building 100x 200 in the early evening hours. The fire quickly grew to a 4-11 alarm. Reports state that there was a partial collapse. Firefighters had numerous Aerials working along with many ground monitors. Chicago Fire Department was requested for a Foam Task force ...

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Brother of boy who died in Austin fire: ‘I tried to go back and get him’

  By Kate Thayer and Adam SegeTribune reporters2:59 p.m. CST, February 15, 2014 Fourteen-year-old Donte Benamon said he told his little brother to stay away from the stove twice Friday – the night the family’s South Austin home caught fire. But 3-year-old Jaantwiaon Edwards went back a third time to cook himself some food, Benamon said, which he believes led to ...

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3235 S. Kostner Still & Box, Engine 99 arrived on scene with heavy smoke

  Photo Courtesy of Josh Boyaijan 3235 S. Kostner | Still and Box | 50 x75  steel building | Engine 99 arrived on scene with heavy smoke showing on arrival. Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human:

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3-year-old dead, 3 people hospitalized after West Side fire

  By Adam SegeTribune reporter6:00 a.m. CST, February 15, 2014 One 3-year-old was killed and another critically injured when an extra-alarm fire swept two homes in the South Austin neighborhood Friday night, authorities said. Two adults were also hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, after the fire that broke out just before 8 p.m. in the 100 block of North ...

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National News: FDNY Firefighters working 4-Alarm fire in the Bronx during winter storm (Video)

A recent winter storm that has covered most of the East Coast didn’t hinder New York Firefighters. A 4-Alarm fire broke out in the Bronx on February 13, 2014. We were able to find a short clip of FDNY working this major blaze.   Subscribe for updates and new job announcements. Email:* First Name Email address: Leave this field empty ...

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Car found smashed into La Grange house; police found no one in vehicle

Sun-Times Media Wire: “February 14, 2014 (LA GRANGE, Ill.) (WLS) – Police responded to a report of a car smashed into a house near Cossit and Bluff Avenues in west suburban La Grange Friday. When they got there about 7 a.m., they found a dark-colored sedan, but no one was inside it. No one was home, either. La Grange police say ...

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