|Daily Dispatch: Illinois News|
|Rockford woman and her three dogs die in an early morning house fire|
|Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:32:56 -0700|
For the second time this week, a person dies after a Rockford home catches fire. It happened in the 800 block of 18th Street, not far from Churchill Park and Keith Creek just before three a.m. Rockford fire officials say after arriving, they could see smoke and flames coming from the outside. Five minutes after arriving, they went inside, where they found the victim.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 5:32:56 AM - SOURCE: WTVO/WQRF-TV Rockford
|Naperville's Retiring Emergency Communications Manager Named Telecommunicator of the Year|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:43:14 -0700|
The Naperville Police and Fire Departments have awarded the 2019 Telecommunicator of the Year Award to Emergency Communications Manager Kalah Considine, who retired April 18 after 42 years of service to the City of Naperville. The announcement of this year's honoree comes during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 14-20.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 1:43:14 PM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune - Metered Site
|‘Fries with Firefighters’ at West Frankfort McDonald’s|
|Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
If you visited the McDonald's in West Frankfort, Illinoios you may have had your order taken by a firefighter. The Moreland Family who owns the McDonald's said that they've done fundraisers in the past but for the first time they had one for the Fire Department. Firefighters helped take orders, make food, and share a meal with the community.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFVS CBS 12
|1 killed, 1 injured in West Chicago house fire|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:41:37 -0700|
A man died and another was transported to a hospital after a house fire in West Chicago Wednesday night. The fire broke out at about 10 p.m. A total of three people were in the three-story house in the 100-block of West Grand Lake Boulevard in West Chicago Fire officials believe the fire began in the front of the home and was made worse by the wind and open windows.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:41:37 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
|Update: Streator reaches deal with fire union|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:46:35 -0700|
The impasse between the city of Streator and the firefighters union officially ended during Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, concluding negotiations that began April 30, 2017. Had an agreement not been reached, the firefighters and the city would have entered arbitration, something that Mayor Jimmie Lansford said he is happy they were able to avoid.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 1:46:35 AM - SOURCE: MyWebTimes-The Times
|Urbana: Fire leads to evacuation at Illini Union|
|Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:17:08 -0700|
The Illini Union was evacuated Thursday morning after a fire in the basement. The fire chief says it happened in Einstein Bros. Bagels. Crews got to scene around 6:30 am. The chief says there is a lot of water damage in the area, but couldn't comment on fire damage. Crews are currently wrapping up the scene, but they expect the basment to be closed for at least the majority of the day.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 6:17:08 AM - SOURCE: WCIA & WCFN-TV CBS 3 Champaign
|Peoria firefighters respond to fire at Chateau Richelieu condo|
|Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:10:51 -0700|
Peoria Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire on the second floor of the Chateau Richelieu condo complex, off the corner of Knoxville and Glen avenue, on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities said that when they arrived someone jumped from the balcony and fled the scene. They also confirmed that this person did in fact live there.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 2:10:51 PM - SOURCE: WMBD-TV Peoria
|City of Danville is closer to hiring separate police and fire chiefs|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:42:00 -0700|
After council passed a budget Tuesday night, the city is another step closer to getting separate police and fire chiefs. The budget totals almost $52,000,000. About $14,700,000 is dedicated to public safety for the fire and police departments. Two positions will be cut, a code inspector and a public affairs coordinator.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 11:42:00 PM - SOURCE: WCIA & WCFN-TV CBS 3 Champaign
|Streator agreement with fire union pending approval|
|Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:04:36 -0700|
The impasse between the city of Streator and the Streator firefighters union may cease Wednesday night, depending on the City Council's vote. The firefighters union has agreed to approve a labor contract with the city dating May 1, 2017, to the end of 2019. City staff have recommended the City Council approve the proposal Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 2:04:36 AM - SOURCE: MyWebTimes-The Times
|Early-morning fire destroys industrial building in Morton|
|Wed, 17 Apr 2019 06:57:22 -0700|
A fire early Wednesday destroyed an industrial building in Morton, according to authorities. Nobody was injured in the blaze that began about 2 a.m. at Test Development Innovators, 361 Erie Ave. According to Morton Fire Department Chief Joe Kelley, employees of nearby businesses heard explosions from the vicinity of the steel-frame building, which is located among industrial installations.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 6:57:22 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Journal Star - Metered Site
|No one injured in 'minor fire' on Red Line tracks at Jackson|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:25:21 -0700|
No one was injured Tuesday after a fire was reported in the Red Line subway in the Loop. Trains were halted at 5:10 p.m. for a “minor fire at track level” at the Jackson Street station, according to the Chicago Transit Authority. The blaze was extinguished and smoke was ventilated by the time firefighters arrived to the 300 block of South State Street, the Chicago Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 6:25:21 PM - SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
|Chicago: House Catches Fire After Explosion At Nearby Finkl Steel Plant; ‘They Saw Fireballs’|
|Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:43:20 -0700|
A home in the Burnside neighborhood caught fire Wednesday morning, after an explosion in a slag pit at the nearby Finkl Steel plant sent flaming debris flying into the air. Fire Department officials said crews responded to reports of an explosion Wednesday morning at the Finkl Steel plant at 93rd and Kenwood.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 8:43:20 AM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
|27-year-old Rockford man dies in early morning house fire|
|Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:54:48 -0700|
An early morning fire claims the life of a Rockford man. It happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Court Street, not far from North Church Street and North Main Street. Rockford Fire Department officials say that crews discovered smoke coming from the home upon arrival, and that they discovered a 27 year old man inside, on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 5:54:48 AM - SOURCE: WTVO/WQRF-TV ABC 16 Rockford
|Ambulance rates in Charleston could be going up for another year: Here's the math|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:44:49 -0700|
Ambulance rates in the city could be going up soon. Charleston City Council is going to vote on a potential 3-percent increase to ambulance services rates, a consistent theme for several years. The ambulance rates have gone up by 3 percent each year since 2016. Charleston Fire Chief Steve Bennett said officials review the price each year and judge whether there is a need for an increase.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:44:49 PM - SOURCE: Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Metered Site
|House takes heavy fire damage in Springfield|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:21:15 -0700|
VIDEO: A house took heavy damage in a Springfield-area fire Monday afternoon. Crews say they came after 3 p.m. to a house along Kansas Street. They found heavy fire coming from the structure, along with smoke. Firefighters worked to stop neighboring houses from taking damage. One exposure to a next-door house caused damage to its siding.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 9:21:15 PM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC 17
|Diesel fuel leaks into creek that flows to Urbana|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:05:32 -0700|
VIDEO: Crews now know the source of a leak which spilled diesel fuel into Boneyard Creek. It came from an underground fuel storage tank at a construction site in Champaign. Construction workers were digging at the site and ran into an abandoned tank underground. The fuel leaked for at least two hours.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 2:05:32 PM - SOURCE: WCIA & WCFN-TV CBS 3 Champaign
|Work on new Decatur fire stations underway|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:29:10 -0700|
VIDEO: Construction is moving along on some area fire stations. The fire chief says there are four stations currently being renovated. One is under construction. They hope it will be done by fall. There are two others they're still trying to get the land for, but they're hopeful they'll break ground on those in August.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 2:29:10 PM - SOURCE: WCIA & WCFN-TV CBS 3 Champaign
|Mokena man killed in fire|
|Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:44:20 -0700|
A Mokena man "involved in a structure fire" Saturday died in the emergency room, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. John L. McGrath, 68, was pronounced deceased at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, the coroner's office said. Mokena Police Chief Stave Vaccaro said the fire remains under investigation but it appears the blaze started accidentally.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 10:44:20 AM - SOURCE: Herald-News
|Retired Effingham firefighter reflects on 50 years of service|
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:14:56 -0700|
Hearing stories about the St. Anthony Hospital fire, which happened 70 years ago this month, was common when Jim Wolters was a young boy, although he was just a toddler when the fire broke out and killed 77 people. Wolters would later have a personal connection to the fire. “My mother-in-law was in the hospital fire,” said Wolters.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 8:14:56 AM - SOURCE: Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
|Firefighters battle blazes only a few blocks apart in Oak Park; no injuries reported|
|Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:03:35 -0700|
Firefighters battled a pair of blazes only a few blocks apart Saturday in south Oak Park, officials said, adding that “significant damage was sustained in both fires.” No injuries were reported in either fire, officials said, but residents were displaced. Then, a few minutes before 7 p.m., while firefighters were still at the scene of the Scoville Avenue fire, officials said another fire was reported at a three-story, single family residence the 700 block of South Elmwood Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 1:03:35 PM - SOURCE: Oak Park-Leaves