Archive for December 29th, 2020

Champaign Fire Department news

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Champaign Firefighter Dominic Smith and his wife passed away in a deadly car crash Saturday morning. Smith, 55,  served in the U.S. Army and then enrolled as a volunteer firefighter at his local fire department. He was chief at Woodland Fire Department in Iroquois County. Then, he went on to serve as a firefighter for the City of Champaign for the past 16 years. 

Smith and his wife are survived by their two children and grandchildren. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Smith family with funeral expenses. 

From City of Champaign Fire Department Facebook:

The Champaign Fire Department is profoundly sad to announce the off-duty death of Firefighter Dominic Smith, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident, along with his wife Kimberly, shortly after midnight on December 26th in Iroquois County. Dominic faithfully served the City of Champaign nearly 16 years and will be tremendously missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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Fire service news – Services for Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian

From Chicago FD Media on Twitter:

Services for Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian were held at (Russo Hillside Chapels – 4500 Roosevelt, Hillside, IL). Visitation was on Sunday 12/27 from 3pm to 8pm. Service was on Monday 12/28 @ 11am.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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Police charged 20-year-old Devin Barron of Lynwood, Illinois with first degree murder in the death of Dwain Williams. Barron, the third person charged, was arrest on Saturday in Lansing.

Williams was fatally shot during an attempted carjacking on Dec. 3 in Morgan Park after he was approached by four people. One of the people had a gun and fired shots, striking Williams in the abdomen.

Dwain Johnson, 18, of Gary, Indiana and a 15-year-old boy have also been charged in connection with Williams’s death.

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