Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:
The Evanston Fire Department has promoted Glenn Vanek to division chief of training and special operations, fire officials announced at the City Council meeting Monday.
Vanek has worked in the fire service for 31 years, the last 23 in Evanston. He has served as captain since 2004.
Vanek earned his bachelor of science degree in fire science management from Southern Illinois University, and attended the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute officer school.
Vanek serves as a team leader and department coordinator for the hazardous materials response team.