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South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze

South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze

CHICAGO | A South Holland man faces six months in the Cook County Jail and a fine of $5,229 for neglecting a South Shore building he owned where a roof collapsed during a fire that killed two Chicago firefighters.

May 15, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

Firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel salute during a procession for Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum after his funeral Dec. 30, 2010, at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago.

May 15, 2014 12:46 pm
South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

South Holland man gets 6 months in jail for contributing to blaze that killed 2 firefighters

Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum's casket is lifted onto a firetruck during a funeral procession Dec. 30, 2010, at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. Ankum was killed Dec. 22, 2010, during a fire when the roof he was standing on collapsed. Ankum was a 1994 grad of T.F. South in Lansing and l…

May 15, 2014 12:42 pm
 Good things popping up in communities

Good things popping up in communities

Len Koenes, secretary of the Lansing Golden-K Club, takes donations and hands out bookmarks that explain what the club does and the groups it helps.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Good things popping up in communities

Good things popping up in communities

It’s always nice to hear from my friends at the Lansing Golden-K Club. They recently sent me some news to share with my readers.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am

Thousands gather for Chicago firefighter's funeral

CHICAGO | A 32-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who was killed battling a house fire is being laid to rest.

November 08, 2012 2:15 pm

Chicago mourns firefighter killed in house blaze

CHICAGO | Chicago fire officials said Saturday that the department was investigating a blaze that killed a firefighter who had been with the department for more than 30 years.

November 03, 2012 10:30 pm

Rules are keeping some soldiers, vets off firefighters list

You're serving your country in the military, and hoping to continue that service with the police or fire department, but you're stymied by bureaucracy. And you're angry and frustrated.

February 04, 2012 9:15 pm
Scouts get fire safety tips

Scouts get fire safety tips

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the city's East Side, spent an afternoon with Chicago firefighters of Engine 104 learning fire prevention and safety tips.

December 11, 2011 12:57 pm

Views of Sept. 11 change over time

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was working a morning shift at my first post-college job - the one-hour photo lab at the Target in Highland. One of the regulars, a nice older man who would often talk about odd subjects, came in and said planes had attacked New York and Washington. I didn't believe him.

September 07, 2011 12:00 am
Bravest defeat Finest in benefit baseball game

Bravest defeat Finest in benefit baseball game

WHITING | After being held scoreless through three innings, the Chicago Bravest's offense caught on fire.

September 05, 2011 10:00 pm
Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

CHICAGO | Firefighters from as far away as Seattle and Washington, D.C., converged Thursday on the South Side to pay tribute to Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum, a former Lynwood resident who was killed last week while on duty.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Suburbs mourn TF South grad killed battling Chicago fire

Suburbs mourn TF South grad killed battling Chicago fire

Officials in Lynwood and Lansing are among those mourning the death of Corey Ankum, a Chicago firefighter and one-time region resident who was killed Wednesday when the roof of a burning building collapsed under him.

December 23, 2010 12:31 pm Photos

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