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‘We are heartbroken’: Funeral arrangements announced for Grayslake battalion fire chief who died earlier this week

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Grayslake Battalion Fire Chief Mike Higgins, who died on Monday after serving on the department for 26 years. Wake services will be held next Friday at Symonds Lakes Funeral Home, 111 West Belvidere Road in Grayslake, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The honor guard will be standing by, […]

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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 […]

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No injuries after semi-truck hits live wires, tears two poles down in downtown Grayslake

No one was injured after a semi-truck got caught in live wires and tore down two poles in downtown Grayslake, damaging a business and a parked vehicle. The Grayslake Fire Protection District and Grayslake Police Department responded around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday to Hawley Street in front of Grayslake fire station #1 after a semi-truck got […]