Thursday, March 17, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Thursday March 17.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Oak Street Building Demolished After Fire. UPDATE: Board Fires Teacher, Cites 'Inappropriate Relationship'. Cheeseburger in Paradise Closes Abruptly. Japanese Preschoolers Will Sing Sunday for Students In Japan
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday March 16.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Fire Guts Historic Oak Street Building, Causes $800,000 Estimated Damage. VIDEO: Jury Convicts Yang of Murder, Victim’s Family Rejoices. UPDATE: New Trier Board Votes to Dismiss Teacher. UPDATE: $40,000 Cell Phone Heist.
A three-alarm fire Tuesday night gutted a building on Oak Street.
A three-alarm fire at a historic building in Evanston burned for hours Tuesday night and caused an estimated $800,000 in damage. Click the picture at right to view a photo gallery of the fire, shot by local photographer Jingyang Cheng. To read the full story about the fire, click here.
The three-alarm fire destroyed a building next to the Margarita European Inn.
Fire crews from Evanston and surrounding communities battled a three-alarm fire late Tuesday night that gutted a historic building at Oak Avenue and Grove Street next to Pensiero Ristorante. Nobody was injured in the blaze, and the fire department said the damage is estimated at $800,000. The fire started around 11:00 p.m. on the second floor of the building, said Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Thomas Janetske. About 80 firefighters from as far away as Glencoe and Northfield responded to the fire. Nobody was in the building at the time, as it was undergoing renovations. There were about 30 people staying next door at the historic Margarita European Inn, according to the hotel manager. “We fell asleep at 11 and woke up thinking the…
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Fire Captain Geoff Block will be the new division chief.
Fire Captain Geoff Block will be promoted to division fire chief of Evanston’s Life-Safety Services. Block is a 24-year veteran of Evanston who “will bring needed experience and complete Klaiber’s command staff structure," said Fire Chief Greg Klaiber in a statement released Thursday. Block will begin his duties as division fire chief March 14, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Division Chief Gannon. Block will now be responsible for departmental training, maintaining professional standards and administrative services for the other 110 members in the department. Block began his career with Evanston Fire in 1987 as a firefighter and paramedic, and was later promoted to fire captain in 2006. Serving as fire captain, Block’s …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
The blaze started around 5 a.m. Saturday.
An Evanston firefighter was injured Saturday morning on the 1800 block of Laurel Avenue battling a fire that broke out at 5 a.m. The firefighter was taken to the Evanston hospital because of breathing trouble, according to Evanston Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Janetske. His injuries are not life-threatening and he is currently in stable condition. Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries but were treated at the scene. Janetske said there were 53 firefighters on the scene and 18 fire companies from Evanston and surrounding towns. The fire impacted two homes and four garages. One of the homes is a total loss and the other sustained extensive damage, Janetske said. Damages are estimated at $450,000. No one was home during the …