Illinois News

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Naperville Professional Firefighters charity golf outing sports success

KidsMatter extends gratitude to the Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause for their generous donation from their annual Chari-Tee Time golf outing at Seven Bridges Golf Course, which was held on May 20, 2024. Actor David Eigenberg supported the event, greeting golfers at the shotgun start and on the 15th tee. Eigenberg is well known for his role in the NBC series, “Chicago Fire,” as firefighter Christopher Herrmann. He also is a former Naperville resident and a 1982 Naperville Central High School graduate. After high school, Eigenberg enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve where he served for three years (1982–1986). “We are grateful for the support of the Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause,” said KidsMatter’s executive director, Nina Menis.
Positively Naperville

2 dogs injured in large Joliet house fire: officials

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Two dogs were injured in a large house fire in Joliet Wednesday morning, fire officials said. Joliet fire crews responded about 9:20 a.m. to 301 Hyde Park Ave. for reports of a structure fire, with possibly one person and several pets inside. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of a two-story home. Two dogs were rescued, and suffered smoke inhalation and burns, Joliet fire officials said. They were taken to an emergency veterinary clinic for care. All other residents were able to get out of the home. The fire was deemed under control about 9:45 a.m. The Red Cross responded, as well. No one was injured in the incident. The fire's cause is under investigation.
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

VIDEO: Landscape company impacted by fire in Cherry Valley

PHOTO: 13 WREX has obtained new video of a fire that first responders rushed to overnight, which was burning near S. Perryville Road and Rye Ridge Trail. Witnesses tell 13 WREX they thought they heard an explosion, which prompted them to go outside. 13 WREX has learned firefighters were called to the property at 1:00 a.m. which is owned by Maplehurst Farms and rented by landscaping company LawnCare by Walter. At the time of the fire, no employees were at work. According to a spokesperson for the company, they lost: 3 Dump Trucks; 2 Skid Loaders; Multiple Lawn Mowers; Cedars; Spray Tanks.
WREX-TV NBC 13 Rockford

South Chicago Heights Mourns Death of Retired Fire Chief Larry Nardoni After 39 Years of Service

Retired Fire Chief Larry Nardoni, who served nearly four decades in the fire service, has passed away. Chief Nardoni was a respected leader and mentor in the South Chicago Heights and Steger Fire Departments. According to a statement from the fire departments, Nardoni began his career with the Steger Fire Department in 1978, rising to Captain before joining the South Chicago Heights Fire Department in 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999, Assistant Chief in 2000, and Fire Chief in 2009, retiring in 2017. Services for Chief Nardoni will include a visitation on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Steger Memorial Chapel. A fireman’s walk-through is scheduled for 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, followed by a procession to Skyline Memorial Park in Monee.
Country Herald

Several Rock Falls Area Fire Departments Battle Major Barn Fire

PHOTO: On Monday, May 20, 2024 at 1:14 p.m. Rock Falls Fire Department, Sterling Fire Department, and CGH EMS were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 29038 Grennan Rd. Rock Falls at the Haunted Haven barn. The first arriving crews reported a large barn with heavy fire on the second floor. A MABAS Box 31, to the box alarm level, was requested and was later upgraded to a second alarm. This brought in mutual aid from Dixon Rural, Dixon City, Amboy, Tampico, Harmon, Morrison, Prophetstown, Fulton, Milledgeville, and Polo fire departments, and an additional ambulance from Advanced Ambulance out of Dixon. Crews immediately began extinguishing the fire and established a water shuttle for rural water supply operations. The building collapsed at 1:30 p.m.
WRCV-FM 101.7 Dixon

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