fire safety

Never Forget the Toughest Days
9:11 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Outgoing Volunteer Fire Chief Looks Back

Former Jackson Township Fire Chief Paul Henson (foreground) completing aerial training.
Credit Paul Henson

A man who just retired as Chief of a volunteer fire department in rural Lee County says he would not change a thing about his lengthy tenure, despite some very difficult experiences.

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Dorm Sprinklers & More
12:59 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Governor Signs Four Fire Safety Laws

Legislation requiring all college dorms in Illinois to have sprinklers installed within the next couple years is one of four new fire safety bills Governor Pat Quinn signed into law.

The bill beefs up past legislation by instituting tougher penalties for post-secondary schools that don't comply. That includes a $1,000 per day fine if sprinklers are not installed by September 1, 2014.

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