Carpentersville fire Battalion Chief Todd Middendorf's death was brought on by anaphylactic shock after being stung by bees, according to a medical examiner's report.
The report, obtained by The Courier-News from the Knox County Regional Forensic Center through a Freedom of Information Act request, notes authorities in Sevier County received a 911 call on July 16 concerning Middendorf, 46. Middendorf died July 18 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn., in Knox County. The report lists the cause of death as "anaphylaxis due to bee sting."
The Middendorfs have a home in the Sevierville, Tenn., area, where friends said the family intended to retire.
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About a dozen people were displaced and one person reportedly was taken to a hospital when an apartment building caught fire Thursday night in Mapleton, according to authorities.
The fire was reported at 7:26 p.m. at the Mapleton Inn at 9318 S. Powell Road, said Logan-Trivoli Fire Chief David Tuttle.
The Timber Hollis Fire Department responded to the fire, and the Logan-Trivoli and Tuscarora fire departments assisted, Tuttle said.
The Mapleton Inn is used primarily for apartments, Tuttle said, adding the fire started in Apt. 20 and spread to at least one other apartment.
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Bomb and arson officers were at O'Hare Airport's Terminal 3 Friday morning after an unauthorized semi truck was in front of the upper level of the terminal, authorities confirmed.
Police said the officers were at the scene as a "precautionary measure" until the truck was removed.
It was not immediately clear why the truck was parked in front of the terminal, but no driver was inside when authorities arrived, police said.
Police dogs investigated the vehicle and it was eventually towed away.
Mike Isenberg had no possessions of his late father, a former Pekin firefighter, only bittersweet memories. His daughter, Bridget, barely knew the man.
The three came together this month, in a way that has the two believing Richard Isenberg made it so with love from the afterlife.
“I look at it as an incredibly fateful thing, so does my daughter,” Mike, 64, said from his Hollywood, Calif., home.
His father returned to their lives last Sunday when Pekin Firefighter Nic Sandifar placed in Bridget’s hands two badges, in their leather cases, and ID cards that Richard Isenberg carried as the department’s fire inspector before he retired in 1982.
During a pop-up class Aug. 2 in the Peoria County Courthouse square, people learned that CPR is a lot easier than it used to be.
For bystander CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is out. Studies have shown chest compressions alone can greatly increase a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest, said Roland Tenley, the Peoria Fire Department’s EMS quality assurance officer, who hosted the pop-up clinic.
That’s good news because people are more likely to perform CPR if they don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth, said Tenley.
“Mouth-to-mouth scares people, especially if the victim is someone they don’t know,” he said. “Now they can just do chest compressions.”
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