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‘Truly devoted to community service’: Former North Chicago fire chief, Air Force veteran dies at age 91

Robert Sandahl Jr., who once served as the North Chicago fire chief, North Chicago alderman and served in the U.S. Air Force, has died at age 91 at his Gurnee home. The North Chicago Fire Department announced Sandahl’s death Monday afternoon. Sandahl died peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Gurnee on Saturday, […]

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Grayslake Fire District mourns the loss of battalion chief who served on the department for 26 years

The Grayslake Fire Protection District announced with a “heavy heart” on Monday that Battalion Chief Mike Higgins, who served on the department for 26 years, has died. Higgins served 21 of those years as a full-time member. He was promoted from lieutenant to battalion chief for the department’s gold shift in September 2019. Higgins was […]