Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Candidates for Romeoville, Lockport Township offices appeared at March 14 event.
The Grand Haven senior community's civic club hosted a candidates' night on Thursday, March 14, giving audience members the chance to speak directly to the candidates and ask them questions. In addition to Lockport Township and Lockport Township Fire Protection District candidates, the event featured appearances by Romeoville Mayor John Noak and all five candidates for village trustee: incumbents Jose Chavez Sr., Brian Clancy and Dave Richards, and challengers Carl Churulo and Richard Love. Incumbent village clerk Bernice Holloway, who is running unopposed for re-election, also spoke at the event. Mayoral candidate Steve McMichael, who is challenging Noak, did not attend the candidates' night. View video of the event, courtesy of …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Blaze that killed Dorothy Dumyahn is under investigation.
The Will-Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the death of a Crest Hill woman who was apparently killed in a fire Sunday morning at her Caton Farm Road home. Dorothy Dumyahn, 89, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. after a fire at her home at 2309 Caton Farm Road, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Lockport Township Battalion Chief Frank Blaskey said the blaze, which caused extensive damage, was discovered around 8:50 a.m., according to the Herald-News. Blaskey told the newspaper that an off-duty fire lieutenant tried unsuccessfully to reach the woman before firefighters arrived. Authorities said Dumyahn was the only occupant of the home. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday, according to the coroner’s office.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
No injuries reported in late-night blaze.
No one was hurt when a garage fire broke out Wednesday night in the Weslake subdivision, according to fire officials. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Deputy Chief John Kure said investigators believe smoking materials ignited shelving inside a garage at 1899 Shore Line Court. Kure said firefighters got the call around 11:07 p.m. "This was a relatively minor fire," Kure said, adding no injuries were reported.
Friday, April 27, 2012
No one was home at the time of the blaze, according to fire officials.
A neighbor smashed a window and rescued a dog after a fire broke out at a home in the 1500 block of Daisy Court in the Wesglen subdivision Thursday. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Paul Hertzmann said no one was home at the time of the fire, which was spotted by neighbors around 5:30 p.m. “One of the neighbors was able to actually break a window to get a dog out before we arrived,” Hertzmann said. The blaze is believed to have started in the basement, according to fire officials. Firefighters who arrived on the scene found heavy smoke and fire coming from the basement, which was extensively damaged, Hertzmann said. The building has been turned over to fire investigators, he added, and the residents are staying …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Firefighters responded to blaze in the Wespark subdivision shortly after 2 a.m.
Seven people escaped unhurt from an early morning fire that destroyed an attached garage, fire officials said. Lockport Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Frank Blaskey said firefighters responded to the blaze at 51 Freesia Court shortly after 2 a.m. Blaskey said there were seven people inside the home at the time of the garage fire. “Everyone was out before we got there,” he said, adding there were no injuries. The Red Cross helped provide the residents with a place to stay for the night, according to Blaskey. “I don’t know how soon they’ll be able to get back into [the house],” Blaskey said, noting the house incurred some damage in the fire, while the garage was a total loss. Investigators were working to determine the …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
One victim needs to be extricated from rollover accident; all three taken to area hospitals.
UPDATED: 4:40 p.m. Three people were transported to area hospitals after a pin-in crash in the 1400 block of Normantown Road Wednesday afternoon. Lockport Township Fire Protection District spokesman Richard Berndt said one of the victims had to be extricated from the crash, which happened around 1:51 p.m., according to Romeoville Police. Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said the 18-year-old driver of a 2002 Mercury was heading east on the Interstate 55 frontage road near International Ice Centre and passing other vehicles just before the crash. "At one point, while he was passing cars, there was a car in the oncoming lane," Lucchesi said. The driver attempted to swerve back into his own lane and overcorrected, according to police. "…