GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin on Thursday handed over the keys of three ambulances from the township's retired fleet to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is delaying a public hearing on whether to ask voters for permission to borrow as much as $30 million to create a consolidated 911 emergency communications system.
EAST CHICAGO | City officials launched plans Wednesday to fast-track privatization of the city's ambulance services. Hopefuls received just a week to submit offers to take over duties for emergency medical care.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Chicago Heights will provide emergency paramedic and fire suppression services for the village of Olympia Fields, provided that Olympia Fields this week approves its part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two municipalities.
As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.
Griffith's efforts to withdraw from Calumet Township because of its high costs should be instructive not just for Griffith's plight but for local government reform efforts in Indiana.
SAUK VILLAGE | Two years of severe storms and floods gave Sauk Village Deputy Fire Chief Rich Atwood a different take on the state of readiness in the village.
PORTAGE | Three Portage firefighter/paramedics were recognized this week for saving the life of a Portage resident.
THORNTON | A settlement has been reached in Trustee Paul Tomasik's lawsuit against the village.
The Chest Pain Centers at both Saint Margaret Mercy’s Hammond and Dyer campuses were the first accredited centers in Northwest Indiana and only two of 20 in the state.
THORNTON | In pursuit of information about emergency medical billings, Village Trustee Paul Tomasik has enlisted the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Open Government, which has filed suit against the village.
THORNTON | Those who use ambulance services in the village no longer will be able to get out of paying the cost of a ride to the hospital.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois taxpayers are about to become the owners of a pair of special mobile command centers worth nearly $1 million.
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