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Three dead, more than 20 injured in Northwest Indiana crash

  Chicago Tribune: Dixie Juchcinski was stuck in the backup after a multiple vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 94 near Michigan City.  Three people died and almost two dozen were injured in a wreck involving 15 tractor-trailers and 15 passenger vehicles in Northwest Indiana on Thursday afternoon. The crash happened on Interstate 94 east of State Road 49 near Chesterton ...

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Quincy, IL looses three Police & Fire commissioners

by Rajah Maples    http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=995211#.UtrvvftMGt8 QUINCY, ILL. — The City of Quincy has three seats to fill on the Quincy Fire and Police Commission. Commissioners Charlie Doan, Dick Wentura and Dave Ayers submitted their resignations as a team this week. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said he sees the resignations as a political statement after aldermen questioned the commissioners’ recommendations at the December council meeting to ...

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Chicago Firefighters battle blaze at Chatham Dollar store

Adam Sege with the Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Firefighters battled a difficult over night blaze at the Chatham Dollar Store. Fire was held at the 2-11. Chicago Fire Department District Chief Tim Sampey discusses the firefighting effort. (Posted on January 17, 2014). By Adam SegeTribune reporter6:02 a.m. CST, January 17, 2014 Firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that tore through a dollar ...

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Chicago River tragedy

By Juan Perez Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol and Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporters 7:05 a.m. CST, January 14, 2014 Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams. “Help, help, help!” Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where ...

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10 taken to hospitals after extra-alarm Little Village fire

Chicago Tribune: Ten people were taken to local hospitals this morning after an extra-alarm fire that spread from one building to two others in the West Side’s Little Village neighborhood. The injured included four children, but all ten were doing well, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. “Nothing serious” in terms of injuries, Langford said The fire broke out ...

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Carol Stream OKs 3-year contract with firefighters union

By Joshua Welge Carol Stream firefighters will receive 2.5 percent annual increases in base pay under a new three-year contract. The agreement, which affects 46 firefighters in the Carol Stream Fire Protection District, is retroactive to June 1, 2013. Negotiations began in March 2013 to replace the previous contract that expired in May 2013. “It’s a good, fair agreement,” said Lt. ...

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Two men injured in a South Side fire Monday night

By Peter NickeasTribune reporter 7:24 a.m. CST, January 14, 2014 Two men were injured in a South Side fire Monday night. The fire broke out about 10:20 p.m. in the 700 block of East 92nd Street in the Burnside neighborhood. Firefighters found one man on the second floor of the abandoned house, Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford said. He was ...

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Every day the men and women of Chicago Fire Department perform their duties honorably. They do their jobs selflessly often without recognition in order to protect the city they love. As members of the fire department, we strive to protect the citizens of Chicago by improving our skills in training and safety. Now we are under attack for receiving our ...

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