Archive for February 10th, 2023

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The St. Patrick’s Day parade is just over a month away and Thursday morning, parade organizers said who the Grand Marshals will be this year. This year’s honor will go to chaplain’s of the Chicago Police and Fire Department.

Father Bill McFarlane works with firefighters and their families, while Father Daniel Brandt ministers to police officers and their families.

Organizers felt their service was a perfect match for the big event that has small roots.

The parade will kicks off on Sunday, March 12 down Western Avenue from 103rd to 115th streets.

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3-Alarm fire in Evanston, 2-9-23

From the City of Evanston:

On Thursday, February 9, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Evanston Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a fire in a multi-residential structure in the 900 block of Judson Ave.

First-responding companies encountered heavy fire on the third floor of the three-story courtyard complex and immediately called for additional resources to contain the threat. Based on advanced fire conditions and significant potential for fire spread, the alarm was upgraded to a third alarm within the first 12 minutes of being on the scene. Neighboring fire departments were called to assist with extinguishment and investigation, plus to respond to other emergency calls in Evanston. The fire was brought under control within the first hour of the incident. 

Residents were able to exit the building safely upon arrival of fire crews, and no civilian injuries have been reported. During search and rescue efforts, two cats were found deceased within the fire unit. American Red Cross was notified to assist 13 displaced residents, offering mass care and shelter services. No firefighter injuries were reported.

The 900 block of Judson Ave. will remain closed until fire vehicles are finished with their investigation.

Insurance dramatically improves the ability of individuals affected by disasters to recover quickly. Fortunately, all residents affected by this incident had renter’s insurance. Community members are encouraged to check their insurance to ensure their coverage is up to date and covers the replacement cost of their belongings.

From Evanston Fire Department on Facebook:

Pictures from the 3rd Alarm of Fire in the 900 block of Judson this morning. Great truck work from Evanston Truck Co. 22 and quick water on the fire from Engine Co. 24 helped save this building along with quick response times and properly staffed apparatus. Thank you to our neighboring fire departments that helped us save this building. These are pictures taken on first arrival in the rear of the building and venting of the roof in the early stages of the fire.; #EvanstonFD; #venting; #fire; #smoke; #flames;

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75,370 Miles

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Good Condition

Front Axle: 6,500#

Rear Axle: 13,660#

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Ceiling Height: 73”

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