CHICAGO (CBS) — A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many are marking somber anniversaries, including the Chicago Fire Department.
A bell tolled at Truck Company 25 for Mario Araujo.READ MORE: Gov. Pritzker Activates National Guard To Assist Chicago Police Ahead Of Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
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Araujo joined the department in 2003 and spent most of his career at Truck Company 25.