GARY | The "Public Safety Café" was open Saturday at West Side High School, with police officers and firefighters performing a mix of rhythm-and-blues and gospel for an enthusiastic crowd of about 80.
EAST CHICAGO | The cause of a fire Monday afternoon at a vacant building that once housed Daisy's Tap remains under investigation, an East Chicago fire official said.
ST. JOHN | St. John residents Dawn Wheaton and Charlie Sawyer recently became regular members of the St. John Volunteer Fire Department.
Fire crews and other first responders were on the scene of a blaze at the Porte De L'eau apartment complex in Highland.
VALPARAISO | Smoke from the grill and the scent of burgers and hot dogs wafted through ValPLAYso Thursday during the annual Picnic with the Firemen.
Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor lauded Monday's swearing in ceremony of new Fire Chief Stephen C. McKown as a day to celebrate the Fire Department's future.
MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | One of a number of Illinois towns struggling with increasing pension costs wants to save money by shifting control of its fire department to a private company — a rare move village officials argue is the only option because they can't make any more cuts or raise taxes.
HARVEY | Three Harvey firefighters were sent to a local hospital Tuesday night after a roof on a burning building collapsed on them.
Police officers are being credited with saving the life of a Schererville bagpiper with Lake County Pipes and Drums who collapsed Wednesday during a Law Enforcement Memorial Week march in Washington, D.C.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn participates in the 21st annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Firefighter Medal of Honor awards ceremony Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Two Illinois firefighters killed in the line of duty last year were honored for their bravery at a ceremony in Springfield.
With spring comes a very unusual show at the Marian Theatre Guild in Whiting. "The Guys" by Anne Nelson is a play that director Jayma Kay Emerson's hopes will affect each audience member in his own special way.
EAST CHICAGO | Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours Saturday battling a blaze near a petroleum pipeline at Allied Waste Co. in East Chicago.
HAMMOND | Three weeks after Hammond firefighters and the city signed a contract, an ordinance pitched by 6th District Councilman Homero Hinojosa is causing tempers to flare.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor feels blessed after the city received a federal grant to hire new firefighters.
HAMMOND | Firefighters and Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. reached an agreement on a new contract Monday during an acrimonious City Council caucus meeting.
PORTAGE | A fire displaced residents of a small apartment building on the city's west side.
HAMMOND | The city’s firefighters may be getting a new contract after all.
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