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Lake Zurich 911 dispatcher honored for helping caller save life of their father in Tower Lakes

A Lake Zurich 911 dispatcher was recognized after officials say she helped a caller perform CPR on their unresponsive father in Tower Lakes, which led to the man’s survival. Lake Zurich Telecommunicator Patty Steffy received a 911 call from a Tower Lakes resident during the evening hours on December 29. The caller reported that their […]

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3 officers receive award for saving the life of unresponsive inmate in Lake County corrections center

Three correctional officers were recently honored by the Lake County sheriff for saving the life of an inmate who became unresponsive after overdosing as he arrived at a corrections center in Lake County. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg presented Corrections Sergeant Timothy Specht, Corrections Officer Daniel Pennington and Corrections Officer John Venetsanakos with the Sheriff’s […]

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‘Selfless act’: Off-duty Mundelein firefighter awarded for saving life of unresponsive child injured in tollway crash

A Mundelein firefighter-paramedic received an award Monday for saving the life of a 3-year-old girl, who was unresponsive and critically injured in a crash, while he was off-duty. Firefighter-Paramedic Dan Buhrmester was on his way home from dropping his children off at a birthday party on September 11, according to Dr. Ben Feinzimer, the director […]

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Firefighters and paramedics resuscitate 7-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest, stopped breathing in Mundelein

A 7-year-old boy has made a full recovery thanks to his mother, police officers and firefighters who revived him after he went into sudden cardiac arrest in Mundelein. The Mundelein Police Department and Mundelein Fire Department received a 911 call on May 8 for a child who was unconscious and CPR was in progress. The […]

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2 veterinarians awarded for saving the life of man who stopped breathing in Lake Zurich

Two veterinarians were awarded by the village board for performing CPR and saving the life of a man who was unconscious and not breathing in Lake Zurich last month. Alex Schroth and John Hintermeister, who are both veterinarians, were honored during the Lake Zurich Village Board of Trustees last Monday. Mayor Tom Poynton presented Schroth […]