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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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Glenbrook H.S. security cameras made available to first responders

“By Deborah Ziff, Special to the Tribune5:00 p.m. CST, January 19, 2014 Live video from Glenbrook South High School’s surveillance cameras will be available to Glenview police officers, firefighters and paramedics during emergency situations under an agreement approved Jan. 13 by the Glenbrook District 225 school board. The Glenview village board likely will need to adopt the agreement as well, said ...

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Chicago fire department 2-11 alarm fire 5601 W. Irving Park Rd

Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune (Unknown Credit) It appears the fire occurred in a 2-story taxpayer last night. This fire grew to a 2-ll early on. Initial reports are companies were ordered out and went defensive. No Firefighters were reported to be hurt. Staff report11:43 p.m. CST, January 26, 2014 An extra-alarm fire in Portage Park left two people injured Sunday ...

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Teen charged for starting Cicero blaze

By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter2:40 p.m. CST, January 25, 2014 “Police have charged a juvenile in connection with an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed a vacant warehouse and a neighboring business Tuesday night in west suburban Cicero. The teen, who is not being named because he’s a juvenile, went to the warehouse at 1829 S. 54th Ave.  with at least two other high-school-age ...

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