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Funeral arrangements set for Lake County firefighter who died at age 49 following cancer battle

Funeral arrangements are set to take place this coming week for a North Chicago firefighter who died at the age of 49 following a battle with cancer. Keith Peacy, 49, died on Monday, according to the North Chicago Fire Department. Peacy fought a “long courageous battle” against colon cancer with his family and loved ones […]

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‘[He] will truly be missed’: Fundraiser started for family of Beach Park firefighter found dead in Gurnee

Nearly $4,000 has been raised so far to cover funeral costs for a 32-year-old Beach Park firefighter who died suddenly last week. He is remembered as a “great leader and mentor.” Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said that Christian Samuels, 32, of Beach Park, was found dead around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn, […]

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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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Medical examiner releases cause, manner of death after off-duty Lake County firefighter found dead in Chicago

The medical examiner said the sudden death of an off-duty Great Lakes Fire Department firefighter, who leaves behind three children, has been ruled a suicide. The Great Lakes Fire Department, based near North Chicago, announced the death of Lieutenant Jeffrey Peters on Sunday. “We are devastated by the loss of one of our own.” Chicago […]

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‘We are devastated’: Lake County’s Great Lakes Naval Fire Department mourns sudden death of firefighter

The Great Lakes Fire Department, stationed near North Chicago, announced that one of its firefighters, a 21-year veteran of the department, died suddenly Sunday morning in Chicago. “Today at Great Lakes Fire Department we are devastated by the loss of one of our own,” the department announced Sunday afternoon. Lieutenant Jeff Peters, who resided in […]

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Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Albert Schlick laid to rest Wednesday

Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Albert Schlick, who had over 30 years of fire service, was laid to rest Wednesday following a two-month battle with a duty-related illness. A visitation and fire department walkthrough was held on Tuesday at DeFiore Funeral Home in Huntley. The mass, which was attended by around 150 firefighters, was […]

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Huntley deputy fire chief dies of duty-related illness, department says

Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Albert Schlick, who had over 30 years of fire service, died Tuesday evening following a two-month battle with a duty-related illness. “It is with a heavy heart that the Fire District announces the death of retired Division Chief Al Schlick last evening,” the Wauconda Fire District said in a […]