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Police: 5 hurt, including gunman, in shooting at Gary, Ind. social club

 WGN-TV6:00 a.m. CST, February 13, 2014 “A gunman apparently attempting a robbery shot four people at a Gary, Ind. social club Thursday night before being shot by someone else with a gun, police said. About 11:30 p.m., a 23-year-old man walked into the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club and ordered people to the ground at gunpoint, police said. The man ...

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Township officials fume over Indianapolis fire merger bill

Article by:(Steve Sanchez/The Star) “Township officials on the Westside are fuming over a legislative proposal that would let Indianapolis acquire their fire departments without their consent. “This is a hostile move, a blatant grab for power,” said Andy Harris, Wayne Township’s trustee. The bill, introduced by Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer R-Beech Grove, would require only the approval of the Indianapolis City-County ...

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Arlington Heights names acting fire chief

            By Melissa Silverberg Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140212/news/140219471/ . “Koeppen, a 33-year department veteran, recently was credited with helping save the life of Arlington Heights Police Officer Michael McEvoy after he was shot in the face while responding to a domestic dispute late last year. Koeppen happened to be down the street visiting family when shots were fired ...

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Sinkhole collapses part of Corvette Museum in Ky. (Video & Images)

Sinkhole collapses part of Corvette Museum in Ky. Article by: www.myfoxchicago.com BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A gaping sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday, damaging eight prized cars that plunged in a heap while the attraction geared to the classic American sports car was closed to visitors. “They’re all just kind of nose down ...

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Does Chicago Have an Ambulance Shortage?

Pam Zekman(CBS) –   If you have a life-threatening condition will the city get an ambulance to you in time? CBS 2′s Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigated and found they may not. That’s why paramedics say the city needs more paramedics and ambulances. Take the case of Lynn Ramos. She was crossing Washington Street in the Loop last month when ...

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Crews Battle Fire in Burnside Neighborhood

  Firefighters battled frozen fire hydrants as flames enguled a home on Chicago’s south side early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at a home on the 9200 blcok of South Greenwood Avenue, in the city’s Burnside neighborhood, at about 3:30 a.m. A witness on the scene told NBC Chicago the home was vacant at the time. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-fire-9200-south-greenwood-244856551.html#ixzz2t72LRJaA Subscribe for updates and ...

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Man dies a week after jumping from West Side fire

  By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter10:54 p.m. CST, February 11, 2014 A man who jumped from the fourth floor of a West Side hotel to escape a blaze earlier this month has died  from his injuries, said officials. Roy Harmon, 53, of the 1800 block of West Jackson Street, was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the ...

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Cops: 2 injured in shooting near Thornridge High School

WGN-TV, Staff and Andy Grimm11:13 p.m. CST, February 11, 2014 Two victims injured in a shooting near Thornridge High School this evening ran to the school seeking help following the attack, police said. The shooting took place a little before 7 p.m. on 152nd Street near Champlain Street in Dolton, police said in a news conference. Two patients were taken to Franciscan St. Margaret ...

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More than 360 firefighters turn out for Wurtz’ funeral

By SHAWN SHINNEMAN -WOODSTOCK – They walked past Engine 32 and into the church where Michael Wurtz, in his final months, reconnected to his faith. More than 360 uniformed firefighters from departments as far away as the Champaign area filtered into Woodstock Assembly of God, saluting the open casket of Wurtz one-by-one during a fire department walk-through. The departments came together ...

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Hydrants near South Side fire freeze on Greenwood

February 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The cold was causing problems for Chicago firefighters Tuesday as they battled a blaze in the 9200-block of South Greenwood. Frozen fire hydrants made things tough for crews at the house fire. Crews reported three of nearby hydrants were frozen. There were no reports of injuries. (Copyright ©2014 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.) Subscribe for ...

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