Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Retired police officer and longtime Wauconda Fire District board President Richard “Rich” Bilisko is being remembered as a dedicated public servant and a caring man, especially when it came to children.

Bilisko, 70, of Wauconda, who died May 29, was born in Chicago, and spent 27 years as a police officer in Lake County. He retired from the sheriff’s office in 2007. He led the Wauconda Fire District board as its president from 2005 until his death.

Bilisko was a fixture at fire stations, asking employees about events in their lives and their children. He particularly liked visiting station No. 3 on Gilmer Road, Fire Chief Mike Wahl said.

Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. June 17 at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. June 18 at Transfiguration Church, 348 W. Mill St., Wauconda.

In addition to his widow, Bilisko’s survivors include two sons.