Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Friends and family of police officers and firefighters packed Skokie Village Hall July 17, to see swearing-in ceremonies for new hirings and promotions.

Five officers — three with the Skokie Fire Department and two with the police department — were officially promoted to new positions after being sworn in.

William Endre was promoted from lieutenant to captain and firefighters Charles Demes and Anthony Scianna were promoted to lieutenant.

New hires sworn in included firefighters Wilfredo Ocasio, Michael Adams, and Christian Platt.

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