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Former police dispatcher gets 5 years in child pornography case

Chicago Tribune: “By Alexandra ChachkevitchTribune reporter1:57 p.m. CST, February 5, 2014 A former Northbrook police dispatcher who also worked as a paramedic in Northfield was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for amassing a huge collection of child pornography. Daniel Berman, 49, of the 2600 block of Lisa Court in Northbrook and formerly of Buffalo Grove, pleaded guilty in ...

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Milwaukee police officers rescue residents from burning apartment building

                      Source: WISN News 12: “Three Milwaukee police officers helped save victims of an apartment fire Tuesday. “The TV and stuff, the cable, stuff just shut off,” he said. “I opened the door, nothing but black smoke rushed in.” While other residents of the building reached for their cellphones, Brown ...

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Woman dies following house fire in Berwyn

Chicago Tribune: “A woman believed in her 60s died following a house fire in Berwyn this morning, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:36 a.m. after being found at a home in the 2400 block of South Scoville Avenue in the west suburb, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was found ...

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Chicago Firefighters come to dogs rescue (video)- Nice work!

Chicago Tribune: On Jan. 10, 2014, heroic Chicago firefighters braved the city’s bitter winter weather and jumped into Lake Michigan to rescue a dog in need. The golden color dog was fighting for his life in the freezing water after falling through thin ice while walking on the lake with his owner. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told the Chicago Tribune the ...

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Chicago Firefighter Invents ‘Hero Pipe’ to Fight High-Rise Fires

By Benjamin Woodard on November 5, 2013 8:30am CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department’s newest tool to battle high-rise fires was invented by one of its own, Capt. Michael Wielgat. The 26-year veteran of the department has on his own time over the last eight years developed the device, a remote-controlled, periscopelike pipe that can extinguish high-rise fires from the floor below by ...

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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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