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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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Make-A-Wish, fire department grant wish of North Chicago girl battling leukemia

A 6-year-old North Chicago girl battling cancer had her wish granted on Sunday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the North Chicago Fire Department. Amy Velazquez, 6, is battling leukemia, according to North Chicago city officials. Amy’s wish was to have her room made over, officials said. The Make-A-Wish Foundation was able to make that […]

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North Chicago police officers, firefighters donate accessible van to wheelchair-bound girl

A 15-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound received a handicap accessible van thanks to police officers and firefighters in North Chicago. Ivone Garibay, 15, is non-verbal, non-mobile and wheelchair-bound. Her mother died from cancer in 2019. Ivone’s grandparents became her guardians and take care of her medical responsibilities, said Jim Moran, Interim […]