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Firefighters, canine teams say final goodbye to Lincolnshire-Riverwoods rescue canine in Johnsburg

Family, firefighters and canine teams said their final goodbye Sunday afternoon in Johnsburg before Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District Canine Irie was put down following a sudden medical diagnosis. “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the early medical retirement of our Search and Rescue K9 and our firehouse dog,” the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District […]

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‘Great sadness’: Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District rescue canine forced to retire early due to kidney failure

A Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District search and rescue canine, who helped locate many missing people, has been forced to retire and is being put down after experiencing kidney failure. “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the early medical retirement of our Search and Rescue K9 and our firehouse dog,” the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection […]

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Mundelein Police Canine Titan retires at age 8 following almost 7 years of service

Mundelein Police Canine Titan retired this week after serving nearly seven years on the department where he conducted over 60 successful tracks and helped recover illegal guns and drugs. Titan officially retired at the Mundelein Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. Mayor Steve Lentz issued a mayoral proclamation honoring Titan, who was the department’s […]

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Wauconda fire chief, who was one of district’s first full-time firefighter/paramedics, to retire after 45 years of service

Wauconda Fire District Chief David Geary, who was one of the department’s first full-time firefighter/paramedics, will retire next month after 45 years of service. The Wauconda Fire District announced Geary’s retirement Friday. Geary has served the district in different capacities since first joining the organization in 1977 as a part-time firefighter. In 1980, he was […]

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McHenry County undersheriff retires following more than 40 years in law enforcement

McHenry County Undersheriff Ricardo Pagan has retired following 40 years in law enforcement, the sheriff’s office announced. “An impressive career and an even more impressive man; today we said ‘see you later’ to Undersheriff Ricardo Pagan,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday. “When the Sheriff told me that I had the choice to […]