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3 displaced in Skokie apartment fire 2019-02-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 7, 2019, p. 7 Furgala, Kathleen, Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Senior housing blaze determined accidental 2012-09-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 20, 2012 , p. 12 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Senior facility fire remains under investigation 2012-09-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 13, 2012 , p. 31 Housing - Senior housing, nursing homes, and assisted living, Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Moritz, Ron
Kaufman's Deli fire investigated 2011-11-10 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 10, 2011 , p. 6 Fires, Kaufman's Bagel and Delicatessen, Moritz, Ron
Saturday storm causes utility fire in Skokie 2011-08-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 25, 2011 , p. 12 Commonwealth Edison, Fires, Nicor
Five cats rescued in house fire last week 2011-02-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 24, 2011 , p. 7 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Sony sued after TV allegedly sparks fire 2011-01-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 13, 2011 , p. 6 Fires, Sony Electronics, Litigation, Shibu, David
Woman suffers minor burns in fire 2010-01-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 21, 2010 , p. 8 Fires, Liss, Barry, Skokie Fire Department
No injuries in town house blaze 2009-05-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 14, 2009, p. 8 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Wimer, Jeff
Old Orchard Bloomingdale fire quickly extinguished 2009-04-02 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 2, 2009, p. 9 Fires, Bloomingdale's, Skokie Fire Department, Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard, Czerwinski, Ralph
Skokie fire put out after teen safely removed 2009-03-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 19, 2009, p. 8 Fires, Liss, Barry, Skokie Fire Department, Skokie Police Department
Blaze engulfs Tripp home 2008-12-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 11, 2008, p. 6 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Walters, Jim
Fire claims house on Jerome Ave. 2007-06-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 21, 2007, p. 5 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Walters, Jim
Neighbor saves man from burning house 2006-12-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 28, 2006, p. 8 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Policape, Jean, Walters, Jim
Brummel neighbors have wish fulfilled 2006-08-10 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 10, 2006, p. 5 Fires, Brummel Street, Renovation and repair, Oline, Terry, Whalen, Terry, Lewen, Cliff
Apartment building damaged by fire 2006-03-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 23, 2006, p. 16 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Czerwinski, Ralph
House blaze controlled by village firefighters 2005-12-29 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 29, 2005, p. 5 Fires, Skokie Fire Department, Walters, Jim
Local fire crews help Chicago during fire need 2004-12-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 9, 2004, p. 14 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Blaze damages Lowell house 2003-12-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 25, 2003, p. 3 Fires,
Skokie board updates bonfire ordinance 2003-12-18 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 18, 2003, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fire prevention, Fires, Ordinances
Residents rescued from building blaze 2003-12-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 4, 2003, p. 3 Fires,
Roberts home after Loop fire injuries 2003-11-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 6, 2003, p. 9 Fires, Skokie Board of Trustees, Roberts, Randall
Almost like a dream": trustee Randall Roberts barely escapes Loop fire alive 2003-10-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 23, 2003, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Board of Trustees, Roberts, Randall
Schwartz remembered for passion, love of life 2003-09-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 25, 2003, p. 3 Fires, Schwartz, Sue Ellen, Solomon Schechter Day School - Teachers and personnel, Death
Woman pulled from fire, rescuer eyed for award 2002-11-28 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 28, 2002, p. 6 Fires, Traffic accidents, Skokie Fire Department, Awards, prizes, etc., Walters, Jim, Pantazis, George
Station work to roll on despite fires, damage 2002-09-19 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 19, 2002, p. 3 Fires, Dempster Street Train Station, Taxman, Seymour, Skokie Fire Department, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Walters, Jim, Historic buildings
Officials search for cause of second fire 2002-09-19 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 19, 2002, Sec. 1, p. 1 Taxman Corp., Fires, Terraco Inc., Dempster Street Train Station, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Walters, Jim, Historic buildings
Station sustains electrical fire 2002-09-12 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 12, 2002, p. 8 Fires, Dempster Street Train Station, Taxman, Seymour, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Gendell, Scott, Thompson, Tom
Analysis awaited in plant fire 2002-07-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 25, 2002, p. 10 Fires, Walters, Jim, Tri-State Industrial Lubricants
Blaze destroys factory 2002-06-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, June 27, 2002, p. 3 Fires, Liss, Barry, Business - Manufacturing, Tri-State Industrial Lubricants
Pair alert occupants during fire 2002-03-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 14, 2002, p. 3 Fires, Marky, George
Cleaners damaged in fire 2001-10-11 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 11, 2001, p. 11 Fires, Cuff N' Collar Cleaners & Shirt Laundry, Business - Dry cleaners
Thieves set fire at store 2001-09-27 None Skokie Review, Thursday, September 27, 2001, p. 4 Business - Retail, Fires, Old Navy, Crime and criminals - Arson
Animals killed in house fire 2001-08-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 16, 2001, p. 3 Fires, Animals, Community Animal Rescue Effort, Gelb, Linda, DeCarlo, Wendy
Firefighters face down a tough day 2000-08-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 24, 2000, p. 3 Fires, Johnson Landscaping, Skokie Fire Department, Lambent Technologies
Police check into car fire 1999-12-09 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 9, 1999, p. 4 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Children rescued from suspicious fire 1999-03-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 4, 1999, p. 11 Fires,
Child pornography found in home 1999-03-04 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 4, 1999, Sec. 1, p. 2 Burg, Jack, Fires, Crime and criminals, Pornography
Child porn cache found during fire 1999-02-25 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 25, 1999, p. 11 Burg, Jack, Fires, Crime and criminals, Pornography
Fire hits LeClaire house 1998-12-24 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 24, 1998, p. 4 Fires,
Home burns on East Prairie 1998-08-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 13, 1998, p. 4 Fires,
Fire hits Howard cleaner 1998-08-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, August 13, 1998, p. 4 Fires, Howard Shirt and Laundry, Business - Dry cleaners
Firefighters injured battling house blaze 1998-02-26 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 26, 1998, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Electrical source suspected for fire 1997-07-31 None Skokie Review, Thursday, July 31, 1997, p. 4 Fires,
Arson blamed in car fires 1997-07-31 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 31, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Welding blamed in Fargo blaze 1997-03-13 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 13, 1997, p. 9 Fires, Renovation and repair, Prestige Insurance Co.
Fire claims life 1997-02-20 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 20, 1997, p. 3 Fires, Spiegel, Lorene O., Death
Longtime condo resident dies in fire 1997-02-20 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 20, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Penn, Josephine, Powers, Mary, Spiegel, Lorene O., Doran, Roger, Death, Lato, Diane
Seven-member Skokie family picking up the pieces after fire 1997-01-30 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 30, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 7 Fires, Soballe, Vivian, Soballe, Stephen
Crews battle two fires 1997-01-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 23, 1997, p. 4 Fires, Hub's Restaurant, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Skokie Fire Department
Fire hits historic house 1997-01-23 None Skokie Review, Thursday, January 23, 1997, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Historical Society, Historic buildings, Harrar, Adam
Firefighters forced to fight windchills in weekend blaze 1997-01-23 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 23, 1997, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Weather, Skokie Fire Department
Truck crash burns driver, snarls Edens 1996-12-05 None Skokie Review, Thursday, December 5, 1996, p. 9 Fires, Traffic accidents
Fiery accident shuts down Edens : Truck driver survives but sustains critical burns 1996-12-05 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 5, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 5 Fires, Traffic accidents, Bunnow, Steve J.
Klein fire biggest of year 1996-11-21 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 21, 1996, p. 3 Fires, Business - Manufacturing, Klein Tools Inc.
75 evacuated in fire at Klein tools 1996-11-21 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 21, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Business - Manufacturing, Klein Tools Inc.
Smoke alarm foils blaze 1996-11-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 14, 1996, p. 4 Fires,
Electrical fire hits Golf Tower 1996-11-14 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 14, 1996, p. 3 Fires, Anixter Inc., Concourse Building, Skokie Fire Department
Firefighters douse two blazes 1996-11-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, November 7, 1996, p. 4 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Arson blamed in salon blaze 1996-10-17 None Skokie Review, Thursday, October 17, 1996, p. 6 Fires, Business - Beauty salons and spas, Super Nails, Crime and criminals - Arson
Accelerants found at the scene of nail salon fire 1996-10-17 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 17, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Business - Beauty salons and spas, Super Nails, Crime and criminals - Arson
Swift rail car fire slows 'rush' hour 1996-04-25 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 25, 1996, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Swift, Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Investigators working on house fire 1996-03-07 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 7, 1996, p. 4 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Fire damages Lawler house 1996-02-22 None Skokie Review, Thursday, February 22, 1996, p. 7 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Fire destroys car, garage 1995-05-18 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 18, 1995, p. 4 Fires,
Fire hits frontage townhouse 1995-05-04 None Skokie Review, Thursday, May 4, 1995, p. 4 Fires, Michell, Tim
Firefighters quench basement fire 1995-04-06 None Skokie Review, Thursday, April 6, 1995, p. 4 Fires,
Suspicious fire starts in couch 1995-03-16 None Skokie Review, Thursday, March 16, 1995, p. 4 Fires,
So far no charges filed in possible arson case 1995-02-16 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 16, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
In fire safety, it's just not a joking matter 1995-01-12 None Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 12, 1995, Sec. 1, p. 3 Safety devices and measures, Fires
Officials laud smoke alarms in apartment blaze 1994-12-08 Smoke alarms helped save lives in a fire at 8840 Levergne. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 8, 1994, p. 13 Fires,
Arson blamed in fire; police seek two teens 1994-08-18 A fire on Church St. on August 10 may have been set by two teenagers. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 18, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Flames engulf Old Orchard bus 1994-06-16 No one was injured when a school bus from Old Orchard Junior High caught fire. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 16, 1994, p. 3 Fires, Public School District 68, School children - Transportation, Old Orchard Junior High School
Sprinklers help save Happy Foods 1994-06-02 Major damage from a fire at Happy Foods was prevented by the sprinkler system. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 2, 1994, p. 3 Fires, Business - Grocery stores, Happy Foods
House fire claims two 1994-02-10 A Skokie couple, John and Barbara Mersch, were killed by a fire in their home. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 10, 1994, p. 3 Fires, Mersch, John, Mersch, Barbara, Death
Fire ends couple's long life together 1994-02-10 A Skokie couple, John and Barbara Mersch, were killed by a fire in their home. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 10, 1994, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Mersch, John, Mersch, Barbara, Death
Gas meter feeds house fire 1993-04-15 A fire at 9514 Lawndale began in a gas meter. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 15, 1993, p. 6 Fires, Natural gas
Factory blast hurts six 1993-04-08 Investigators have not yet determined the cause of an explosion at Burrell Leder Beltec. Skokie Review, Thursday, April 8, 1993, p. 3 Fires, Burrell Leder Beltec, Incorporated, Explosions
Five experts seek plant blast cause 1993-04-08 Investigators have not yet determined the cause of an explosion at Burrell Leder Beltec. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 8, 1993, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Burrell Leder Beltec, Incorporated, Explosions
Woman dies in fire 1992-12-24 Nina Jans died after a fire swept through her home. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 24, 1992, p. 3 Fires, Jans, Nina, Death
Garage blaze won't halt buses 1992-01-23 An early morning fire caused about $75,000 worth of damage to the Maierhofer Bus Company garage. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 23, 1992, p. 3 Fires, Maierhofer Inc., School children - Transportation
Fire destroys plant 1991-06-06 A major blaze virtually destroyed the E.H. Gustafson Company, a manufacturing plant in Skokie. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 6, 1991, p. 5 Fires, E.H. Gustafson Company, Business - Manufacturing
Fire damages office building 1991-03-21 A fire March 16 caused an estimated $100,000 damage to a two-story office building on Touhy Avenue. No firefighters or tenants were injured. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 21, 1991, p. 3 Fires,
Seven left homeless in apartment blaze 1991-01-10 A fire that began in the basement utility room at 9122 N. Ewing Ave left seven people homeless. The cause of the fire is still unknown. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 10, 1991, p. 3 Fires,
Fire destroys car 1990-07-12 Skokie police and fire officials are investigating a suspected arson fire that destroyed a 1991 Chevrolet on the 9600 block of Trumbell Avenue. The damage to the car is estimated to be $22,000. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 12, 1990, p. 13 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Days are routine and stressful 1990-06-07 Firefighters at four near north communities often respond to a dozen or more calls daily. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 7, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Bank fire causes $5000 in damage 1990-05-10 A Skokie firefighter contained a small fire on the 6th floor of the NBD Skokie bank. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, May 10, 1990, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, NBD Bank, Business - Banks and banking
Condominium fire kills elderly Skokie couple 1989-12-28 Sidney Bushler, 77, and his wife Bertha, 74 died December 21 when they were trapped in the upstairs bedroom of their three-level condominium at 8745-B Keeler Avenue. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 28, 1989, p. 4 Fires, Bushler, Bertha, Bushler, Sidney, Death
A sad day for Happy Foods 1989-12-14 Fire completely destroyed the Happy Foods Store on Oakton Street on December 11. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 14, 1989, p. 3 Fires, Business - Grocery stores, Happy Foods
Charity burns brightly after fire strikes 1989-07-27 After a fire gutted the Tourette Syndrome Association's offices in Skokie an anonymous philanthropist promised association officers that his upstate New York foundation will match individual donations the group gets within the next 60 days. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 27, 1989, p. 4 Fires, Fundraising and fundraisers, Charities, Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois, Crime and criminals - Arson
Charity seeks help after suspicious fire 1989-07-13 Suspicion surrounds the July 2 fire that gutted the Skokie office of the Tourette Syndrome Association. The Association president has said she knows of no reason why an arsonist would target the organization. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 13, 1989, p. 3 Fires, Charities, Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois, Crime and criminals - Arson
Fire destroys charity's headquarters 1989-07-06 Arson is suspected in a July 1 fire that destroyed the Skokie office of the Tourette Syndrome Association. Damage is estimated at $25,000-$35,000. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, July 6, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Charities, Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois, Crime and criminals - Arson
Tenant charged in apartment fire 1989-06-15 Dennis Roy Johnson, 35, of 8417 Monticello Avenue, Skokie, was charged with setting fire to his apartment June 10. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, June 15, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Johnson, Dennis Roy, Crime and criminals - Arson
Blaze damages Skokie cleaners 1989-06-01 A faulty photocopying machine may have caused the May 25 fire that destroyed part of Bronx Laundry and Cleaners, 8950 Niles Center Road. Skokie Review, Thursday, June 1, 1989, p. 3 Fires, Business - Dry cleaners, Bronx Laundry and Cleaners
Stores gutted 1989-02-16 Adina's Flowers, 3457 W. Dempster Street and Mallory's Clothing Store, 3455 W. Dempster, were destroyed by an early morning fire on February 10. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 16, 1989, Sec. 1, p. 2 Business - Retail, Fires, Mallory's Clothing Store, Adina's Flowers
Arson suspected in Niles East fire 1988-08-18 Arson is suspected in a fire that started in the girls' gym of the former Niles East High School, now Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Skokie Review, Thursday, August 18, 1988, p. 15 Fires, Oakton Community College - Buildings, Crime and criminals - Arson
Arson suspected in school fire 1988-08-18 Arson is suspected in a fire that started in the girls' gym of the former Niles East High School, now Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 18, 1988, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Oakton Community College - Buildings, Crime and criminals - Arson
Fire report 1988-07-21 Skokie Fire Department officials suspect arson in a July 14th fire on the seventh floor of a Skokie office building at 56 Old Orchard Road. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 21, 1988, p. 18 Fires, Old Orchard Road, Crime and criminals - Arson
Fire damaged 20% of building 1988-03-31 Last week's fire at Williamson Adhesives, Incorporated, located at 8220 Kimball Avenue in Skokie, damaged 20 percent of the factory. The fire was triggered when fumes were ignited by a ventilating fan. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 31, 1988, p. 14 Fires, Business, Williamson Adhesives, Incorporated
Chemical fumes ignite to create spectacular fire 1988-03-24 A fire at Williamson Adhesives, Incorporated on March 21 was apparently triggered when fumes were ignited by a ventilating fan. The Skokie Fire Department extinguished the fire within an hour. Skokie Review, Thursday, March 24, 1988, p. 3 Fires, Business, Williamson Adhesives, Incorporated
Blaze damages Skokie factory 1987-12-31 A flash fire at the American Louver Company, 7700 Austin Ave., caused about $100,000 in damages and slightly injured two employees. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 31, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 9 Fires, American Louver
Arson suspected in blaze 1987-09-24 Investigators suspect arson in a fire that caused about $25,000 in damage to an apartment building in the 4900 block of Hull Street. Skokie Review, Thursday, September 24, 1987, p. 9 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Police suspect fire was set 1987-09-24 According to police, a fire at an apartment building at 4907 Hull Street could have been set deliberately. The fire caused $25,000 of damage. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, September 24, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Crime and criminals - Arson
Fire fails to snuff couple's desire to keep laundry business going 1987-02-26 Skokie couple Sun and Myung Choi owned their laundry business at 3919 Howard only 10 days before a fire broke out causing an estimated $160,000 in damage. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 26, 1987, p. 3 Fires, Choi, Myung, Choi, Sun, Business - Laundries
Smoke detectors 'saved our lives 1987-02-21 Smoke detectors saved the lives of the occupants of a home at 7401 Kilbourn. The Missirlians and their three children were inside the house when the fire started. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Saturday, February 21, 1987, Sec. 1, p. 3 Missirlian, Joan, Fires
Smoke detectors save the lives of family in early morning blaze 1987-02-19 Fire broke out in the home of Harry Missirlian on February 18. The house sustained extensive damage and the cause of the fire is still unknown. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 19, 1987, p. 3 Fires, Missirlian, Harry
Better fire rating may dock costs of insurance 1987-01-08 Some Skokie businesses and homeowners can expect substantial savings on their fire insurance rates because Skokie has recently received an upgraded fire rating. Skokie Review, Thursday, January 8, 1987, p. 3 Insurance, Fires
Fireplace investigation continues in subdivision 1986-12-25 An investigation continues into whether faulty fireplace construction caused a Skokie house fire. Skokie Review, Thursday, December 25, 1986, p. 4 Fires, Timber Ridge, Hanson, Wayne
Skokie meat plant blaze called suspicious 1986-10-23 A fire at a meat packaging company may be a case of arson. Skokie Review, Thursday, October 23, 1986, p. 4 Fires, Randolph Meat Packing Co., Business
Niles North fire causes minor damage 1986-10-02 Classes at Niles North High were cancelled Monday after a small fire broke out in the auditorium. Skokie Review, Thursday, October 2, 1986, p. 3 Fires, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings, Niles North High School
Fire at Niles North linked to lightning 1986-10-02 Lightning is the suspected cause of a fire at Niles North High School. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 2, 1986, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings, Niles North High School
Man risks own life in futile attempt to save burning child 1986-07-17 A man unsuccessfully tried to save a child from a burning car. Skokie Review, Thursday, July 17, 1986, p. 7 Dagher, Peter, Fires
Nilehi fire torches $100 1985-08-15 The roof of Niles North caught fire on August 8. Damage is estimated at $100. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, August 15, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings, Niles North High School
Second fire hits Skokie building 1985-04-04 A downtown building that was badly damaged by fire two weeks ago burned again on April 1, in a fire that officials call "suspicious. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 4, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires,
St. Peter's fire damages roof 1985-04-04 Lightning caused a fire in the convent of the St. Peter's Church on March 28. The third-floor ceiling and the roof were badly damaged. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 4, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 2 Churches, Fires, St. Peter's Catholic Church
Fire damages downtown building 1985-03-21 A fire at 7947-51 N. Lincoln Ave. did an estimated $40,000 damage. Firefighters rescued Luis Hinojoza from a second floor apartment. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 21, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Hinojoza, Luis
No clues in house fire 1985-02-21 Skokie firefighters still have no idea as to the cause of a fire that destroyed a house in the 8600 block of Crawford Avenue on February 13. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 21, 1985, p. 12 Fires,
Fire destroys Skokie home 1985-02-14 A major fire destroyed a single family home in the 8600 block of Crawford on February 13. No injuries were reported. Skokie Review, Thursday, February 14, 1985, p. 6 Fires,
No sale-Fire guts home 1985-02-14 A three-story home at 8636 Crawford was totally gutted by a fire on February 13. The Skokie Police and Fire Departments are investigating the blaze. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 14, 1985, Sec. 1, p. 13 Fires,
Baby's cry saves family from townhouse blaze 1984-12-02 Four people were rescued, including an eight-month-old, from a townhouse on the 4900 block of Carol Avenue, after the baby's cries alerted the family to a fire. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, December 2, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires,
Cause of fire undetermined 1984-11-29 The cause of the November 25 fire that caused $300,000 worth of damage to a wholesale floral shop in Skokie may never be determined. Skokie Review, Thursday, November 29, 1984, p. 13 Business - Flower shops, Fires
Picadilly burns down 1984-08-02 The fire and explosion that gutted the Picadilly Restaurant at 3311 Golf Road was caused by a faulty gas pipe. The News, Thursday, August 2, 1984, p. 4 Fires, Explosions, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Picadilly Restaurant
Fire investigators look into baffling shop blaze 1984-02-16 Fire investigators are searching for the cause of a blaze that broke out on February 12 and caused an estimated $3,000 in damage to a beauty shop at 3421 W. Dempster St. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 16, 1984, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Business - Beauty salons and spas
Two fires hit Venture store 1983-11-10 On November 5 two suspicious fires injured one employee and caused $15,000 in damage at Venture, 9449 Skokie Boulevard. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 10, 1983, Sec. 1, p. 5 Business - Retail, Fires, Venture
Youths arrested in connection with school fire 1982-11-18 Four juveniles, three from Evanston and one from Skokie, are scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on December 15 after being arrested in connection with a fire at Brisk Rabbinical College. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 18, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires, Colleges and universities, Brisk Rabbinical College, Crime and criminals - Arson
College's fate on the line 1982-11-18 Classes are continuing in a temporary location for Brisk Rabbinical College students after a November 8 fire which caused $250,000 in damage to the building. The college dormitory suffered heavy damage from the fire, which started on the roof. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 18, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Colleges and universities, Brisk Rabbinical College
Piazza's closed due to fire 1982-11-04 A fire caused approximately $15,000 damage to Piazza's Italian-American Restaurant, 8335 Skokie Blvd. on November 2. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, November 4, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 18 Fires, Business - Restaurants and caterers, Piazza's Italian-American Restaurant
1 hurt in home fire 1982-10-21 Two recent home fires caused several thousand dollars damage and left one firefighter injured. One was in the 8000 block of Elmwood and the other in the 9300 block of Morgan. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 21, 1982, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires,
Suspicious' blaze 1981-10-22 Fire and police officials continue to investigate the cause of a fire that damaged a rooming house in the 3400 block of Church St on Sunday, October 18. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, October 22, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 2 Fires,
Arson probe: Deaf-mute couple seriously hurt in apparent attack 1981-04-16 Skokie police and fire officials are investigating an apparent arson fire that left a deaf-mute couple seriously injured. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, April 16, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires,
Burned out: Butchers move temporarily, others stay 1981-02-19 A fire at the Kosher Butcher Shop at 4023 Dempster caused extensive damage. The owners plan to return to their former location after repairs are made. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, February 19, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Kosher Butcher Shop
Fire, smoke damage four local stores 1981-02-15 Four stores in the strip shopping center at Dempster and Keystone suffered smoke damage on Feb. 12 from a fire that apparently began in the food processing area of a butcher shop. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, February 15, 1981, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires,
Blast burns kitchen: Resident escapes apartment after 'minor' explosion 1980-12-07 Cyril Read escaped injury in a fire that gutted his kitchen. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, December 7, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 1 Read, Cyril, Fires
45 forced out by fire 1980-01-31 45 persons were evacuated from their apartments at 9301 Kenton while firemen battled a fire in the building. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, January 31, 1980, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
Village restates firefighting commitment 1980-01-24 Skokie reaffirmed the mutual aid agreement with Chicago for firefighting assistance in case of a strike in Chicago. The News, Thursday, January 24, 1980, p. 7 Safety devices and measures, Fires, Skokie Board of Trustees
Fire causes 'moderate' damage to rib restaurant 1979-12-30 Fire at Jake the Master Ribber restaurant on December 26th. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, December 30, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Jake the Master Ribber, Business - Restaurants and caterers
Blaze kills one, injures fireman 1979-08-30 A fire killed Virginia Eiseman and injured a fireman. The cause of the fire is being investigated. The News, Thursday, August 30, 1979, p. 7 Fires, Eiseman, Virginia
Veterinarian is arrested for not letting firemen in 1979-08-05 Dr. Robert Cyrog was charged with disobedience to police and firefighters when he refused entrance to firefighters at his animal hospital. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, August 5, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 2 Cyrog, Dr. Robert, Fires, Veterinarians and Veterinary hospitals
Fire guts Oakton store 1979-03-01 Firefighters battled a fire at Emil J. Lauter Company, a retail and wholesale sporting goods operation. The News, Thursday, March 1, 1979, p. 3 Fires, Emil J. Lauter Company, Skokie Fire Department
Bomb shatters Main Street home 1979-03-01 Police are investigating a home fire in the 5600 block of Main caused by a Molotov cocktail thrown through a window. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 1, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 3 Fires, Skokie Police Department
Up in smoke 1979-03-01 A fire destroyed the Emil J. Lauter Company, a pro shop and golf equipment distribution center. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, March 1, 1979, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Emil J. Lauter Company, Business
Probe Smyth blaze 1978-12-21 Arson investigation is being conducted into the fire in the John M. Smyth & Co store in Old Orchard. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 21, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Business - Retail, Fires, Old Orchard Shopping Center, John M. Smyth & Company
Old Orchard recovers: Fire guts only 5% of center 1978-12-14 Fire gutted one store and damaged four in the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The News, Thursday, December 14, 1978, p. 3 Fires, Old Orchard Shopping Center, Business - Shopping centers
Smyth future uncertain after blaze 1978-12-14 John M. Smyth & Co. uncertain if they will reopen Old Orchard store after fire. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 14, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Business - Retail, Fires, Old Orchard Shopping Center, John M. Smyth & Company
No injuries in two fires 1978-02-19 Two fires occurred on February 15th, one in a residence and the other was a truck fire. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, February 19, 1978, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Skokie Fire Department
What a year! Skokie was jolted with murders, fires, and a Nazi threat in 1977 1977-12-29 Review of significant events that took place in Skokie during 1977. Life - Skokie edition, Thursday, December 29, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 3 Crime and criminals - Murder, Fires, Protests, demonstrations, etc., National Socialist Party of America
Fire damages Market Place grocery store 1977-11-27 Fire damages Market Place Food Center. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 27, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Business - Grocery stores, Market Place
Fire at the Hebrew Theological Seminary 1977-11-13 Article on fire at the Hebrew Theological Seminary. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, November 13, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Hebrew Theological College
SCAT lends helping hand in emergencies 1977-07-17 Skokie Communications Aid Team assisted the Police when the fire broke out at Skokie Lumber. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, July 17, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 1 Communication, Fires, Skokie Lumber, Skokie Communications Aid (SCAT), Skokie Police Department
Searle second Skokie fire: Fork-lift ignites Searle conflagration 1977-06-30 Skokie Lumber was partially destroyed by a fire. A fire at the Searle Company was caused by a fork-lift that punctured a metal drum containing flammable chemicals. The News, Thursday, June 30, 1977, p. 3 Fires, G.D. Searle & Co., Skokie Lumber
Fire destroys Skokie lumber warehouse 1977-06-26 Storage building behind Skokie Lumber is destroyed by fire. Life - Skokie edition (Weekend edition), Sunday, June 26, 1977, Sec. 1, p. 1 Fires, Skokie Lumber
Fire ravages two Oakton stores 1976-12-02 Two retail stores are totally destroyed by fire. The News, Thursday, December 2, 1976, p. 11 Fires, Neimans Boutiquie, DeWitt's Children Shoes
Two sisters killed in early morning blaze 1976-09-30 Fire in family home results in death of second child. The News, Thursday, September 30, 1976, p. 5 Lindquist, Carol, Fires, Lindquist, Karin, Death
Skokie girl killed in Wed. blaze 1976-09-23 Carol Lindquist was killed in a fire in her family home. The News, Thursday, September 23, 1976, p. 19 Lindquist, Carol, Fires, Death
Man named in Sko fire 1976-03-11 Richard Pinachio identified as man killed in fire at Sound Unlimited. The News, Thursday, March 11, 1976, p. 17 Fires, Pinachio, Richard, Sound Unlimited, Skokie Police Department
Skokie home leveled by Friday explosion 1975-08-28 Article on home explosion at 8522 Crawford. The News, Thursday, August 28, 1975, p. 7 Fires, Bersch, Gladys
Skokie home burns, loss is $20,000 1974-12-19 Fire at home of Gerald Rubins resulted in damages of $20,000. The News, Thursday, December 19, 1974, p. 15 Fires, Rubin, Gerald
$10,000 fire hits Nilehi 1974-06-06 Fire caused $10,000 damage to off-campus Learning Center. The News, Thursday, June 6, 1974, p. 5 Fires, Public School District 219 (Niles Township High Schools) - Buildings
Fire collapsed the roof 1974-03-14 Fire was reported at the Gross Point Medical Center on Sunday, March 10th. The News, Thursday, March 14, 1974, p. 21 Fires, Gross Point Medical Center
Avert disaster in $20,000 inferno 1963-04-18 Skokie Fire Department prevents potential disaster in fire at General Aromatic Products. The News, Thursday, April 18, 1963, p. 4 Fires, General Aromatic Products, Skokie Fire Department