Investigators have released the name of a woman killed in a Batestown fire.
Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden says Wanda White, 70, died when flames started at about 5:30 a.m. Monday on Bates Drive. The News-Gazette reports firefighters came to the scene to find a mobile home engulfed by fire.
Batestown is located just west of Danville.
Crews from Kickapoo, Oakwood, Catlin, Sidell, Westville, Bismark and Georgetown assisted with the fire. The Illinois State Fire Marshal's office was also on scene.
WAND-TV NBC Channel 17
Firefighters from multiple departments responded to a blaze Monday night at home of the 100 block of Rolling Knolls Avenue in Elgin.
Initial reports indicated the fire started in an attached garage, which did not contain a vehicle. The damage to the home, which is for sale, was extensive. Firefighters remained on the scene late Monday night, and no other details were available.
Illinois Daily Herald
The August death of a 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head before being pulled from a house fire in north suburban Grayslake has been ruled a homicide.
Firefighters responded at 12:34 a.m. Aug. 22 to the fire in the 300-block of Normandy Lane, according to Grayslake police.
Officers rescued 17-year-old Zackary Bollam from the blaze, but discovered he had been shot in the head, police said.
Bollam was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died at 3:02 p.m. Aug. 26, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
Multiple fire departments responded to a single-story structure fire in the 500 block of West Cleveland Street, Spring Valley around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
A furnace fire in the basement was the source of the fire, Spring Valley fire chief Todd Bogatitus said. Bogatitus said smoke filled the home but the fire was extinguished quickly. No one in the home was injured.
A maintenance worker had been making repairs to the furnace before the fire occurred, Bogatitus said.
Ladd and Peru fire departments assisted Spring Valley Fire Department along with 10/33 Ambulance and Spring Valley police. The departments cleared the scene around 5:15 p.m.
News Tribune (North Central Illinois)
In the spirit of Christmas, police officers, firefighters and more came together this past weekend to give a special shopping experience to children in need who are looking to give back to others.
Saturday afternoon, about 60 local children had an opportunity to shop with a Pekin police officer, firefighter or Advanced Medical Transport medic for the annual Shop with a Hero event organized by the Pekin Police Department. The Pekin Police Department raises money each year for the program. Donations from the Pekin Police Officers’ Union, the Pekin Fire Department union, the Advanced Medical Transport union, local businesses and individuals make the event possible. This year’s event was held at Big R department store in Pekin.
Several fire protection agencies responded to a shed fire in Mendon, IL late Sunday night.
Fire Chief Terry Fuller with the Ursa Fire Protection District says crews arrived at 2184 E 1200th around 11:30 p.m.
Fuller tells KHQA the structure was fully engulfed in flames and it took volunteers roughly four hours to extinguish the fire.
Central Adams Fire Department, Loraine Fire Protection District and Ursa Fire Protection District were called in to assist the Mendon Fire Department.
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