Daily Dispatch: Illinois News
Son Of Chicago Firefighter Killed In ‘Vicious Homicide’ In Chatham
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:30:19 -0700
Going door to door with flyers in hand, crisis responder Andrew Holmes hopes a neighbor could provide the tip leading to a break in a disturbing murder case that began in the Chatham neighborhood Saturday. Early Saturday morning, Chicago police were called to 79th and Ingleside for a car on fire, but what they found was much more disturbing.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 4:30:19 PM - SOURCE: CBS Chicago
Two people escape house fire near Hanna City thanks to heroic acts from bystanders
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:43:46 -0700
Two people were able to safely escape a house fire Sunday morning, thanks to a true act of heorism. The Logan Trivoli Fire Department responded to an involved structure fire at 14025 W Smithville Road in Hanna City around 8:30 a.m. Two people were inside the home at the time of the fire. Assistant Chief Chris Matzke said that dispatch informed them that one person in the house was wheelchair bound.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 2:43:46 PM - SOURCE: WMBD-TV Peoria
Victim Thanks Joliet Fire Dept. Paramedics For Saving His Life
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 02:56:37 -0700
On the night of Feb. 2, 32-year-old Jason Blatter was driving back to Chicago after helping drywall a friend's house. Near Route 30 and Interstate 55, his vehicle got plowed by a drunken driver, he said. He was trapped inside. His spleen was ruptured. He suffered significant brain trauma. Several firefighter/paramedics from Joliet Fire Department's Station 8 raced to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 2:56:37 AM - SOURCE: Channahon-Minooka Patch.com
Chicago firefighters meet mother, baby they helped deliver outside station
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:50:14 -0700
Chicago firefighters who helped deliver a baby outside a station in the city's River West neighborhood Tuesday morning got to meet the mother and baby they helped Friday. Vanessa Villa went into labor outside Engine 14 in the 1100-block of West Chicago Avenue around 8:50 a.m. Villa was being driven to the hospital by a friend who pulled over at the fire house as the mother's contractions were only about a minute apart.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 10:50:14 PM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
Oak Forest Fire launches Fire Buddies program
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 06:24:54 -0700
Firefighters with the Oak Forest Fire Department started a new program aimed at bringing smiles to the community they serve. The Project Fire Buddies was launched three years ago, after the department realized more needed to be done for the children they meet on emergency calls that are battling challenging illnesses.
- PUB DATE: 6/15/2019 6:24:54 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
No one hurt in furnace fire at Champaign foundry
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:55:31 -0700
Firefighters quickly put out a blaze Friday at the Wirco foundry in west Champaign. Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith said the call from the plant at 1700 W. Washington St. came in around 1:20 p.m. He said the fire started when molten steel came in contact with some wood and plastic materials. Smith called the fire damage minimal.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 11:55:31 AM - SOURCE: Champaign News-Gazette
Chicago Fire Department Responds to Train Fire at Union Station
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:26:45 -0700
VIDEO: Inbound and outbound train movement was temporarily suspended at Union Station after a Metra BNSF train to Aurora was evacuated just south of Union Station Thursday night due to a locomotive fire, officials say. Train #1285 scheduled to leave Chicago Union Station at 6:31 experienced a “mechanical failure causing a small fire,” according to Metra’s website.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 5:26:45 PM - SOURCE: WBBM CBS2 Chicago
Monroe Township Fire launches a new live-in program
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:13:12 -0700
A local fire department is launching an initiative to recruit more members. Monroe Township Fire is now accepting applications for live-in firefighters and EMTs. “If we can get them the education, the training, the experience, and the testing they need, we can get where they need to be," says Captain Michaelle Jaeger.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 5:13:12 PM - SOURCE: WIFR-TV CBS 23 Rockford
No injuries after gas line struck at Monmouth water park site
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:22:45 -0700
A gas line was struck during excavation work in Monmouth Thursday afternoon. Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat said Monmouth police, fire and city works crews responded to North G Street and West Harlem Avenue at about 2:03 p.m. for a gas line that was hit. That was at the job site of the new Warren County YMCA Pattee Water Park.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 8:22:45 PM - SOURCE: Review Atlas.com
Carbondale Fire Department gets new gear
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:49:23 -0700
Carbondale firefighters have new equipment that will help them better serve citizens of the city. A grant from FEMA allowed the city to purchase 29 air packs and masks. The devices deliver fresh air to the firefighters while they work. These new devices reduce fatigue, and offer improved communication.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 10:49:23 PM - SOURCE: WSIL-TV ABC 3
Explosion injures 3 during Oglesby emergency rescue training
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:45:59 -0700
An accidental explosion during a Fire and EMS training session injured two Oglesby firefighters and one EMT on Wednesday. At about 6 p.m., the Oglesby Fire and EMS Water Rescue Team was training at the canoe landing on the Vermilion River near Ed Hand Highway, the Oglesby Fire Department reported in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 1:45:59 AM - SOURCE: MyWebTimes-The Times
3 hospitalized, pets rescued after Decatur house fire
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:34:10 -0700
Three people were hospitalized after a fire heavily damaged a house. Firefighters say the second floor of a home at 1355 N. Church St. took heavy smoke and fire damage Wednesday evening, while the first floor had minor smoke damage. Neighbors say firefighters broke through a second-story window to attack the flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 4:34:10 AM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Several people taken to hospital after rollover crash near downtown Bloomington
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:36:17 -0700
Several people have been taken to a hospital after a rollover crash near downtown Bloomington that happened about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The crash occurred in the 300 block of West Market Street and at least one vehicle was overturned. At least three people were taken to the hospital with possible injuries.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 8:36:17 AM - SOURCE: Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph
Investigation continues into deadly Normal house fire
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:43:45 -0700
An investigation is continuing into a Normal house fire that claimed the life of a 76-year-old woman. McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said the sole occupant of the house at 1313 Baugh Drive was taken to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and pronounced dead at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday. An autopsy is planned Thursday and investigators are continuing to determine the fire's cause.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:43:45 PM - SOURCE: Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph
DeKalb Fire Department receives $3,000 grant
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:06:44 -0700
Thanks to a $3,000 grant, DeKalb Fire Chief Jeff McMaster says the department is one step closer to equipping its crews with tools for “dire” situations. Sycamore-based insurance company Country Financial donated the money as part of its Operation Helping Heroes program, which began in 2015 as a way to support local emergency response teams and nonprofits that benefit active duty service members, veterans and their families.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 1:06:44 PM - SOURCE: De Kalb Midweek
Chicago firefighters help deliver baby outside fire station
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:05:42 -0700
A baby was born outside a Chicago Fire Department station in the city's River West neighborhood Tuesday morning. Fire officials said a vehicle pulled up with a woman in a labor outside Engine 14 in the 1100-block of West Chicago Avenue around 8:50 a.m. The woman was being driven to the hospital by a friend who pulled over at the fire house as the mother's contractions were only about a minute apart.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 10:05:42 AM - SOURCE: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
Urbana man pleads guilty to setting fire in own apartment building
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:09:50 -0700
An Urbana man who admitted to setting a fire in his own apartment building over a year ago while angry faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison when sentenced next month. Travis Vandiver, 31, who last lived in the 800 block of Kerr Avenue, pleaded guilty last week before Judge Roger Webber to arson stemming from a May 2, 2018, fire he set in his own building after drinking alcohol.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 6:09:50 PM - SOURCE: Champaign News-Gazette
Fire destroys Attica home
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 03:09:00 -0700
The Attica Fire Department responded to a call of a burning house at the corner of Union and Columbia streets shortly after 1 a.m. June 11. Attica, Williamsport, West Point, and Mellott fire departments worked at the scene to extinguish flames and protect neighboring homes owned by Jessie Roberts and Charlie and Joyce Strickler.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 3:09:00 AM - SOURCE: Iroquois County Times-Republic
2 pets killed, Decatur basement a total loss in fire
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:37:08 -0700
A fire destroyed a Decatur basement and claimed the lives of two pets, firefighters say. The basement of a home in the 2300 block of Hawthorne Drive is considered a total loss, crews say. They responded to the scene at about 6:14 p.m. and contained flames to the basement area in about 10 minutes. Responders say they tried to resuscitate a dog and cat but were unable to save them.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 8:37:08 PM - SOURCE: WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Semitrailer fire shuts down I-55 near Shorewood
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:32:10 -0700
A semitrailer caught fire late Tuesday morning, shutting down northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Shorewood. Troy fire crews responded about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday to I-55 near Black Road, Troy Fire Chief Andy Doyle said. When personnel arrived, a semitrailer was in a blaze. The driver was able to safely exit the vehicle, Doyle said.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:32:10 AM - SOURCE: Herald-News
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