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Fire Prevention Week 2019

The National Fire Prevention Association is recognizing the week of October 6-12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week has been publicly observed since 1922, making it the longest-running public health observance in the United States. Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during this time of year to commemorate the devastating Great Chicago Fire, [….]


Fireworks: A Dangerous Tradition

Summer is notorious for its outdoor activities and family celebrations. Fireworks are a common and exciting tradition used in many celebrations. While fireworks are fun and legal in most states, they are extremely dangerous and should be reserved for professional use only. It is always safest to not use fireworks at home. The majority of [….]


Hoopeston tire fire may continue for days

At 5:20 a.m. on June 19, a fire broke out at J&R Used Tire Service Inc., and is likely to last for several days at least, according to Hoopeston Police Chief Mark Drollinger. The fire, which Hoopeston Fire Chief Cliff Crabtree believes was started by a spark from an engine igniting rubber dust, is in [….]


Man dies in Berwyn House Fire

A house fire in the western suburb ofBerwyntook the life of a 56-year-old man. The Berwyn Fire Department was called to the home of James Brelowski on the 2400 Block of South Euclid around 7:30 p.m. on January 16th. The home had a lot of content inside, making it difficult for the first responders to [….]


New Year’s Day Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured

A two-car crash on New Year’s Day has left one person injured and another dead. Timothy Schnur, of Schaumburg, was driving in the Far South Side of Chicago on the morning of January 1st. Around 10:30 a.m., Schnur crashed into another car in the 3300 block of East 100th Street which is near the 100th Street Bridge [….]


Southside Fire Sends Firefighter to Hospital with Knee Injury

Last week, a Chicago firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze in the Englewood neighborhood. On December 20th, a fire broke out at a building at 6231 S. Racine Avenue at approximately 2:00 p.m. According to officials, the fire was on the first and second floors of the structure and spread to a building adjacent [….]


Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Joliet Man

A Joliet man walking with his wife and dog on Saturday morning was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Luis and Carmen Valladolid were walking eastward on Curtis Avenue with their dog nearing the cross street of Williams Street on December 1st. Around 6:45 a.m. a small grey or silver car turned into the wrong lane [….]


Fire Injures Construction Worker in Lawndale Storefront

A construction worker was injured in a fire over the weekend in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The construction worker was rehabbing a store front in a small strip mall on the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue on September 1st. Around 5:35 p.m. the fire was reported to authorities. It was stated that there [….]


Kankakee hospital fire may lead to ban on Medicare

After a fire erupted at Riverside Medical Center during a routine procedure, a public notice is now being discussed by hospital officials. The notice states that because of the fire, a ban on Medicare-funded patients using the hospital may go into affect. Officials with the Secretary of Health and Human Services sent a notice to [….]


Apartment Building Fire in Gary Leaves Two Dead

A fire in an apartment building in Gary, Indiana has left two people dead and injured five others. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 25th, a fire broke out in a two-story brick apartment building. Firefighters responding to the blaze saw heavy smoke coming from the building as they arrived at the scene. [….]