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Fire district remembers firefighter, army veteran who died 55 years ago battling house fire in Algonquin

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District said they are remembering a 16-year veteran firefighter who died 55 years ago today while fighting a house fire in Algonquin. Firefighter Edwin LeRoy “Roy” Benson of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was one of the first firefighters on the scene of a house fire […]

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2 hospitalized with serious injuries after 3-vehicle crash near Algonquin

Two Crystal Lake men were hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash near Algonquin Thursday morning, officials said. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Kane County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:35 a.m. Thursday to Route 31 and Lundstrom Lane in Algonquin for a three-vehicle crash with injuries. Emergency crews arrived and […]

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‘Wonder woman’: Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter-paramedic dies after battle with disease

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District is mourning the loss of a firefighter-paramedic who died following a battle with a new illness, just years after successfully beating cancer. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District announced Wednesday evening the death of firefighter-paramedic Tammie Pullin. “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected […]

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Video captures Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire truck sideswiping, damaging parked car in Algonquin

Surveillance video captured a fire truck sideswiping a parked car while responding to an emergency call last week in an Algonquin neighborhood. The incident happened around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Grandview Court in Algonquin, according to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Knebl. Knebl said the accident […]