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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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Dog found dead following house fire that caused $400,000 in damage in Wauconda

Firefighters found a family dog dead inside a home in Wauconda after extinguishing a fire that caused $400,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:48 p.m. Tuesday to the 2800 block of Liberty Lakes Boulevard in Wauconda for a report of a structure fire. Wauconda Deputy Fire Marshal […]

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3 people rescued from the water after boat capsizes on Bangs Lake in Wauconda

Three people were rescued by authorities after their sailboat capsized on Bangs Lake in Wauconda Sunday afternoon. The Wauconda Fire District and Wauconda Police Department responded to multiple reports of a water rescue on Bangs Lake at around 2:06 p.m. Sunday. Emergency crews arrived and spotted three people clinging onto a capsized sailboat approximately 50 […]