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Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

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.

August 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos


St. John welcomes two new firefighters

St. John welcomes two new firefighters

ST. JOHN | St. John residents Dawn Wheaton and Charlie Sawyer recently became regular members of the St. John Volunteer Fire Department.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Fire destroys Highland apartments

Fire destroys Highland apartments

Fire crews and other first responders were on the scene of a blaze at the Porte De L'eau apartment complex in Highland.

July 31, 2014 7:04 pm
Serving up fire safety

Serving up fire safety

VALPARAISO | Smoke from the grill and the scent of burgers and hot dogs wafted through ValPLAYso Thursday during the annual Picnic with the Firemen. 

July 31, 2014 12:03 pm Photos


Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.

July 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos


New Hobart fire chief takes oath

New Hobart fire chief takes oath

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.

July 21, 2014 3:57 pm

Adoption event offers firefighters fee waiver Saturday

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois village seeks private fire department

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.

June 26, 2014 6:27 pm

Three Harvey firefighters injured battling blaze

HARVEY | Three Harvey firefighters were sent to a local hospital Tuesday night after a roof on a burning building collapsed on them.

June 25, 2014 7:53 am
Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

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.

May 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


Firefighters honored in Springfield ceremony

Firefighters honored in Springfield ceremony

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. 

May 06, 2014 2:59 pm
Firefighters honored in Springfield ceremony

Firefighters honored in Springfield ceremony

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Two Illinois firefighters killed in the line of duty last year were honored for their bravery at a ceremony in Springfield.

May 06, 2014 2:57 pm

Guild stages powerful play focusing on 9/11 heroes

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.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

Fire damages barn at E.C. waste facility

EAST CHICAGO | Firefighters spent nearly 12 hours Saturday battling a blaze near a petroleum pipeline at Allied Waste Co. in East Chicago.

April 12, 2014 5:38 pm

Ordinance to amend Hammond firefighters' contract causes tension

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.

April 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Hobart to hire firefighters with grant funds

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor feels blessed after the city received a federal grant to hire new firefighters.

March 07, 2014 7:00 pm

McDermott, Hammond firefighters reach contract agreement

HAMMOND | Firefighters and Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. reached an agreement on a new contract Monday during an acrimonious City Council caucus meeting.

January 28, 2014 9:00 pm

Portage apartment building blaze displaces residents

PORTAGE | A fire displaced residents of a small apartment building on the city's west side.

January 25, 2014 7:31 pm

Hammond firefighters may be in for new contract

HAMMOND | The city’s firefighters may be getting a new contract after all.

January 18, 2014 8:15 pm

Dyer approves salary ordinance

DYER | The Dyer Town Council approved a salary ordinance, but not without a little back and forth between members.

December 25, 2013 8:00 pm
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