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Illinois Day Care Centers Now Must Test for Radon

    (AP) — Emergency management officials in Illinois are reminding residents that a new state law will make parents better informed about radon levels in day care centers.

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it's highlighting the new law because January is Radon Action Month. Licensed day care centers are now required to test for radon,

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Gets $1.5 Million for Fire Departments

      Ill. (AP) — Fire departments in Illinois will share more than $1.5 million in grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

      U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the grants, which come from the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In the Chicago area, fire departments in Bellwood, Bolingbrook, Calumet

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Officers Save Residents From South Side Building Fire

        South Side Fire

        CHICAGO — Patrol officers escorted six people to safety out of a residential fire early Friday morning, police said. DNAinfo.com reports that the fire occurred in a six-unit building in the 400 block of East 66th Street in Grand Crossing around 12:15 a.m., according to police.

        During routine neighborhood checks, officers saw smoke coming out of the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago