Archive for July 25th, 2018

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District news

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A 16-year veteran of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Firefighter/Paramedic John-Paul Kilanski, 38, of Algonquin unexpectedly died Sunday while off-duty.

Family members are awaiting a coroner’s report. Kilanski leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, and sons Hunter, 8, Gunnar, 6, and Cannon, 4. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as drill captain with the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard and was a member of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills department’s technical rescue team.

The visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 Algonquin Road, Algonquin, with a fireman’s walkthrough at 6 p.m. The funeral Mass is set for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret Mary Church, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin.

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Decatur Fire Department news

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Firefighter Tom Brauer, a 27-year veteran of the Decatur Fire Department, who passed away while off-duty in his home.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at #1 Bachrach Ct. in Decatur. Firefighter lineup will begin at 11:30 for a walk-through at noon.

A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation.

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5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18 (more)

second part of the video from Larry Shapiro of the 5-Alarm fire with 2 Specials and a 2-Alarm EMS Box in Prospect Heights, 7-18-18


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Chicago Fire Department news

fire station proposed within new high-rise

Proposed new fire station for CFD Engine 42. Goettsch Partners

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Developer Friedman Properties has released new details regarding its earlier announced planto replace Engine Co. 42’s firehouse at the southwest corner of Illinois and Dearborn streets with a new station topped by a glassy 29-story office building. If approved, the project would represent the first public-private partnership of its kind in the city of Chicago.

The fully modernized firehouse is proposed for the site of a small parking lot to the immediate west of the existing public safety facility. The three-story station would include three apparatus bays on the main level with living quarters and new office space for the city’s Fire Prevention Bureau above.

Once the new station is up and running, the outdated building will be demolished and replaced by a 455-foot office building. Designed to seamlessly wrap-around the firehouse, the proposed glass and aluminum-clad tower at 444 N. Dearborn Street will feature a multi-story lobby with retail space and a tenant amenity mezzanine. Fifty below-grade parking spots will be reserved exclusively for office and fire department use.

The developer will pay nearly $11 million into Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund in exchange for density bonuses. The site’s existing underlying zoning (DX-7 Downtown Mixed-Use District) will remain unchanged.


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