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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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1 Dead, 4 Injured in Shooting at Birthday Party in Chicago Lounge

      NBC Chicago: The shooting took place just before 1 a.m. at Rudy’s Lounge in the 5100 block of South Union Avenue in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. A group was gathered at the lounge for a birthday party when shots rang out, officials said. Police said two uninvited men were escorted out of the lounge ...

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Extra alarm fire in Lincoln Park Neighborhood

CHICAGO (STMW) – “Several people were in need of shelter early Friday after an extra-alarm fire broke out at a Lincoln Park neighborhood apartment building on the North Side. Firefighters responded to the 2-11 blaze at the three-story building about 3:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue, said Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight. Knight said heavy ...

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Extra-alarm fire on North Side leaves several displaced

 Chicago Tribune is reporting a 2-11 on the North side that Firefighters more than hour and half to extinguish.Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune “Firefighters spent more than an hour and a half fighting an extra-alarm fire that broke out in the North Side’s Wrightwood Neighbors neighborhood early this morning. The fire started about 3 a.m. inside a building in the ...

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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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