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Breaking: ‘Mayday’ call at Little Village fire; CFD rescues 3 of its own firefighters

February 4, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) – Chicago firefighters rescued three of their own who were surrounded by flames during a fire at a Little Village home. The fire crews arriving at the home in the 3000-block of South Drake found two small children and adult already outside. They were suffering from smoke inhalation, and are expected to be OK.     ...

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Alton, ILL Blaze rips through house being renovated

Owner was rehabbing interior February 03. 2014 5:56PM Linda N. Weller lweller@civitasmedia.com John Badman | The TelegraphCapt. Rick Orban of the Alton Fire Department sets up a hose line in a defensive position at the front of a fully engulfed house Monday at 1321 Easton Annex in Alton. The house, which was in the process of being renovated, was heavily ...

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Man shot to death in Gresham neighborhood

          Chicago Tribune: “By Peter NickeasTribune reporter5:51 a.m. CST, February 4, 2014 An early-morning shooting in the Gresham neighborhood left a 20-year-old man dead. Police said the 20-year-old was with a group of other young men about 2:10 a.m. when someone standing at the end of the block fired toward the group, hitting the man. He was ...

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Breaking News: Hotel fire forces a man to jump from top floor

A man was seriously injured after he jumped from a window when fire broke out in the top floor of a single occupancy hotel on the Near West Side this morning, officials said.The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Royalton Hotel in the 1800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to the Chicago ...

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High speed accident overnight on Interstate 80/94 in Northwest Indiana

Staff report7:40 a.m. CST, February 3, 2014 A south suburban man died in an overnight traffic accident on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana, officials said. According to an emailed press release from Indiana State Police District 13 in Lowell, David Pettiford, 33, of South Holland, was westbound “at a high rate of speed” about 1:08 a.m. Monday morning in the right ...

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Crews battle overnight fire in Elkhart County Indiana

The fire broke out at the Lami Plast fiberglass plant in the 54000 block of Adams Street In Osolo Township. Originally emergency crews were called out there at 11 Saturday night when the building’s roof collapsed due to all the snow, but they didn’t find anything so they cleared the scene Then at 2 a.m. the fire call came in ...

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Hundreds pay tribute to fallen Toledo firefighter

Toledo Blade: “Hundreds of people met downtown today to pay tribute to fallen Toledo firefighter Stephen Machcinski. Pvt. Machcinski, 42, and Pvt. James Dickman, 31, died last Sunday after becoming trapped in a burning two-story apartment building at 528 Magnolia St. in North Toledo. The building’s owner, Ray Abou-Arab, 61, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts each of ...

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Barrington Countryside Fire District buys $425K Tender

By: Bridget O’Shea | boshea@pioneerlocal.com | @OSheaBridget Continuing to expand its fleet, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees budgeted $425,000 last week for the purchase of a new fire engine. Earlier in January, the board approved the purchase of two Ford F-150 pickup trucks for equipment transportation and two Ford Expedition to be used as shift command vehicles. Fire district ...

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Car-carrying train catches fire on Southeast Side

Chicago Tribune: “A train carrying cars caught fire Friday evening in Hegewisch. Firefighters were alerted to a train on fire near East 136th Street and South Brainard Avenue about 7:20 p.m., according to department spokesman Juan Hernandez. One of the cars being transported on the train somehow caught fire, Hernandez said, and the fire  then spread to the other cars. ...

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Winter storm warning: Up to 10 inches by Saturday evening

The National Weather Service now says we may get up to 10 inches by Saturday evening and has issued a winter storm warning. Chicago Tribune: “The warning is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 p.m. Saturday. The snow is expected to spread from the southwest this evening and, by late morning Saturday, will be falling an inch an ...

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