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Bolingbrook Police Chief Kevin McCarthy will also take over administrative duties for the fire department on May 1, 2013. (Photo courtesy Village of Bolingbrook)

Bolingbrook To Merge Police And Fire Chief Jobs

When village trustees finalize the upcoming budget for May 1, Police Chief Kevin McCarthy will also take over administrative duties for the fire department.

03/08/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Ex-Chicago Ridge Fire Chief Pleads Not Guilty In Attack

Cook county prosecutors claim Gary Swiercz broke into his neighbor’s Tinley Park condo wearing a ski mask and carrying a knife, rope, zip ties, duct tape, an 8-inch sex toy and lubricant.

02/10/2013

Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Geoff Block helped save a family from a fire while he was off-duty when he spotted flames on their roof. He called in the fire, then rushed up to the home to get the family out. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Fire Chief Saves Evanston Family From Fire

An off-duty deputy fire chief came to the rescue of an Evanston family last week when he noticed their house was on fire and he ran up to get them out safely.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

New Gary Mayor Introduces Public Safety Team

Gary’s new mayor is pledging to put the brakes on a growing number of burglaries in the city. That’s just one item on Karen Freeman-Wilson’s “to-do” list after taking office as Gary’s first female mayor.

CBS 2–01/04/2012