Archive for June 11th, 2016

As seen around … Skokie

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Skokie’s A17 with the department’s new paint and graphics. Jeff R.

Skokie FD Ambulance 17

Jeff Rudolph photo

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Where are they now … Calumet Park (more)

This photo of the former Calumet Park tower ladder was found at

Storey County Fire District Truck 75

Storey County Fire District Truck 75. Former Calumet Park, IL. photo

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Wauconda Fire District news

Excerpts from the

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.

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New tanker for Peotone (more)

This from Andy Russell:

A few pics of Peotone’s new tanker.  Expected delivery next week.

Smeal Sirius UST pumper tanker

Peotone Engine 14 – 2016 Smeal Sirius/UST pumper/tanker. Bill Schreiber photo

chevron striping on rear of tanker

Bill Schreiber photo

Smeal Sirius UST pumper tanker

Bill Schreiber photo

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