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Concerned in Steger

Thornton, IL

#10581 Nov 14, 2012
Here's the full story on the firefighter from the Sun-Times;

November 14, 2012 7:34PM
A far west suburban firefighter was mauled to death in her home by a 130- to 140-pound dog she and her husband had just taken in to avoid it being put down, authorities said.

Dawn Brown, a firefighter with the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and a paramedic with the Big Rock Fire District, was found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs in her Big Rock home Monday afternoon.

The Kane County sheriff’s department revealed Tuesday that Brown hadn’t fallen. Her mastiff — one of three dogs in the home — killed her.

After authorities arrived, it took four officers to get the mastiff under control to remove him from the house, Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said.

The dog was “all muscle, very intimidating” but had no history of being aggressive, he said.

Brown and her husband, Bob, took the dog in a week ago, said Dawn Brown’s co-worker, Lt. David Denison of the Big Rock Fire District

“Dawn is — or was — very mother-like. She was just always taking care of everybody. That’s just the way she was. Rather than seeing this dog get put down, she took it on from another family member this week,” Denison said.

“They were just trying to introduce the new dog into the fold.”

Police said the Browns also had a boxer and a pit bull mixed breed. But the wounds she suffered were caused by the mastiff, police said.

Kane County Animal Control has taken custody of all three dogs. A decision on the fate of the dogs hasn’t been made, although Gengler noted about the two dogs that didn’t attack:“a lot of it will fall back on her husband to see what he wants.”

“The other two they’ve had longer,” Gengler said.“The other two were like their children.”

Gengler said it is clear that only the mastiff attacked Brown. Bite marks were visible on the body, he said.

“There’s a huge difference in the size of these dogs, a humongous difference,” Gengler said.

Gengler said Brown’s colleagues were on the first on the scene, and it’s an “extremely difficult, extremely trying time” for the two departments.

Brown’s husband is also a part-time firefighter with the Big Rock department. The couple had no children.

“Bob is with family and friends, he’s taking it very hard,” Denison said.

Big Rock Fire Chief John Ruh said Brown brought the dog into the fire station last Friday, three days before the attack.

“I came into the station and Dawn had the dog with her at her desk,” Ruh recalled.“I didn’t like having a dog in the station, but I knew Dawn was trying to socialize it, so I didn’t say anything about it. Maybe I should have.”

Rich Dunlap, a Big Rock firefighter and EMT who also worked with Brown in the Chicago Fire Department years ago, called her “one of the most caring, selfless people around.”

“She was always happy to help people out. This is truly a tragic loss for our community.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/16382306-418/sub...
papaadoc

Herriman, UT

#10582 Nov 16, 2012
VILLAGE OF STEGER BOARD MEETING AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER19, 2012 7:00 P.M.

Click link below

http://www.villageofsteger.com/VillageClerk/D...
papaadoc

Herriman, UT

#10583 Nov 16, 2012
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR Oct. 15, 2012

Click the link below

http://www.villageofsteger.com/VillageClerk/D...
Concerned in Steger

Hammond, IN

#10584 Nov 16, 2012
From the agenda;
12. EXECUTIVE SESSION to discuss the incident at Another Hole in the Wall.

What does this refer to?
Concerned in Steger

Crown Point, IN

#10586 Nov 17, 2012
"They have kids running security there. They need cops and metal detectors!"

Or no city rats.

I can only wonder why Steger officials even allow this place to stay open. It can't be because of sales tax income as it's all cash and very hard to verify tickets sold.

I've seen many posts on here from people who live nearby and the constant disruption of their peace and lives. So why don't the authorities take into account the tax paying homeowners concerns and do what is right and either enforce noise ordinances or close this place down.
huh

Matteson, IL

#10587 Nov 17, 2012
Execuive session is normally only for talking about personel. why was the incident at Another Hole in the Wall taken into executive session?
streets

Chicago Heights, IL

#10588 Nov 17, 2012
What happened to the street sweeper ? It never came down my street.
Concerned in Steger

Chicago, IL

#10589 Nov 17, 2012
huh wrote:
Execuive session is normally only for talking about personel. why was the incident at Another Hole in the Wall taken into executive session?
If you're talking about item 12 on the agenda, that would be on this coming Monday, Nov. 19. Stop by and ask them.
eastside res

Chicago Heights, IL

#10590 Nov 18, 2012
I spoke with them, apparentley the fight broke out between the managment and the band, and the non-local kids. I told them personally, as a neighbor, the metal kids are fine, keep the nise contained. But importing these thugs shows has to end-or the town will shut you down. The clerk agreed with me. So who will be the first to throw the race card up??????
Carpenter Street Dweller

Elk Grove Village, IL

#10591 Nov 18, 2012
eastside res wrote:
I spoke with them, apparentley the fight broke out between the managment and the band, and the non-local kids. I told them personally, as a neighbor, the metal kids are fine, keep the nise contained. But importing these thugs shows has to end-or the town will shut you down. The clerk agreed with me. So who will be the first to throw the race card up??????
A fight between "managment and the band", very poor managment at best when they result in fighting and gunshots. Avoid confrontation at any and all cost should be the forefront.

Non-local kids? R U kidding, kids can be disruptive no matter where they come from.

If all this is fact, this place has no business promoting shows.

Just my .02
Grandma

Chicago, IL

#10592 Nov 18, 2012
I don't like those black hooligans at holes in the wall either, sonny...
Correction

Homewood, IL

#10593 Nov 18, 2012
Not the management of Another Hole in the Wall. One of the promoters and a band. There were not bus loads there was one bus. This is common as many people like to go hear the band or bands of their choice but for many reasons do not drive . The same as a bus going to US Cellular or the Casino. The bus patrons were not involved. There was twenty people on it tops. If people drink they prefer not to drive. The owners and management are very apologetic and cooperated with surveillance videos. Every person was searched before entering the venue. Unfortunately you can not search the cars and that is were the shooting took place.Please take the time to go to the venue and and ask to speak to the venue management Darlene would be willing to explain how concerts are booked and search procedures and any other question you may have. The owner is hospitalized right now so please respect her privacy and speak to Darlene.
you no nothing

Homewood, IL

#10594 Nov 18, 2012
for your info another hole in the wall has had many show's and no incident's there are many parent's that attend the venue with there children and enjoy the music and as for what has happened was not there fault you can't stop what goes on outside what you should be worrying about is all the gun fire in the streets by butler I hear that it has happened more than once there are so many family's on those street's and how do you call other town kids rat's when there are plenty in our streets they stand on corners screening bad thing's at cars going by and as far as the kids that work at the venue if you knew anything their not Kids they know what their doing and were not involved with what happened outside so please before you knock another hole you should take a look at this town because this is happening all over not just here and the venue has plenty of camera's so there isn't to many things that can't be seen on them and everybody at another hole in the wall has family's to. there are so many other thing's to be worrying about that are far more important.the venue is not a bad place you should come to a show once and see for yourself how it is everybody there is very nice and has great music.so please let another hole in the wall have a chance to stay open and keep having show's they rockkkkkkkkkkkkk.
Don

Chicago Heights, IL

#10595 Nov 18, 2012
Another hole in the wall!!! My security handled the problem inside the venue!!! To different bands didn't like each other. The one band wanted to go on wright now and they had to wait ten more minutes. And then the one band went after the promoter and my security jumped into action and handled it!! we threw the trash out. So they went to there cars and the one guy pulled out a gun and shot up in the air out side of Ma's wholesale. We have every thing on camera!!! So when people talk stupid and not knowing what they are talking about then please talk to me or the manager Darlene!!! I will show you what is on camera!! We can not let these terrorists punks run us out!! And doing drive by's in are neighborhood shooting at are homes. Let's work with the police and help them get ride of the trash!!!
Realist

Matteson, IL

#10596 Nov 18, 2012
Another Hole In The Wall has been around for almost 5 years with little to no incidents, the security that is there has been with them, since it opened.They try to give all types of music a chance to come in and perform, and unfortunately there was a few bad seeds that were in attendance, the show was almost over and the incident that took place in the venue was over in literally 2 mins. This could happen at any show or for that matter any place of business, look at Glass Tap, there is something constantly happening there, I think people and the town should be more concerned with what is happening on our streets where our children play, where they sleep, this happening quite a bit and doesnt seem like anything is being done to stop it, and has been an ongoing issue for quite a while now, I think Another Hole In The Wall is being used as a scape goat to make people think things are being taken care of and honestly all it is, is a smokescreen to make others look like they are doing there job,from what I know Another Hole In the Wall is a safe family friendly place and I will continue to support them, stop and take a look at the big picture this was an isolated incident, the other stuff going on around us is on going and looks like it has no end in sight.
diversion

Quincy, IL

#10597 Nov 18, 2012
Driving home an hour ago and saw 2 channel 7 news camera trucks leaving the Colonies anyone know what is going on over there? Guess we'll watch the news tonight on ch. 7. Many people in my neighborhood are going to be putting houses up for sale soon after the past 2 shootings in our area recently-was nice to talk with these people on this lovely warm day and wish they wouldn't leave!
Bitter-Sweet

Crown Point, IN

#10598 Nov 18, 2012
From what I understand - the Santa Claus Parade in Steger is this Saturday, November 24th. They will also be collecting food for the needy. They also pick up curb side. I heard that providing Juice for a needy family with children is an excellent treat. For your information. I'll be getting some small canned hams to celebrate this festive season - along with Cranberry Juice. A little goes a long way.
Resident

Homewood, IL

#10599 Nov 18, 2012
you no nothing wrote:
for your info another hole in the wall has had many show's and no incident's there are many parent's that attend the venue with there children and enjoy the music and as for what has happened was not there fault you can't stop what goes on outside what you should be worrying about is all the gun fire in the streets by butler I hear that it has happened more than once there are so many family's on those street's and how do you call other town kids rat's when there are plenty in our streets they stand on corners screening bad thing's at cars going by and as far as the kids that work at the venue if you knew anything their not Kids they know what their doing and were not involved with what happened outside so please before you knock another hole you should take a look at this town because this is happening all over not just here and the venue has plenty of camera's so there isn't to many things that can't be seen on them and everybody at another hole in the wall has family's to. there are so many other thing's to be worrying about that are far more important.the venue is not a bad place you should come to a show once and see for yourself how it is everybody there is very nice and has great music.so please let another hole in the wall have a chance to stay open and keep having show's they rockkkkkkkkkkkkk.
Holy run on sentence!!!!
Resident

Homewood, IL

#10600 Nov 18, 2012
Don wrote:
Another hole in the wall!!! My security handled the problem inside the venue!!! To different bands didn't like each other. The one band wanted to go on wright now and they had to wait ten more minutes. And then the one band went after the promoter and my security jumped into action and handled it!! we threw the trash out. So they went to there cars and the one guy pulled out a gun and shot up in the air out side of Ma's wholesale. We have every thing on camera!!! So when people talk stupid and not knowing what they are talking about then please talk to me or the manager Darlene!!! I will show you what is on camera!! We can not let these terrorists punks run us out!! And doing drive by's in are neighborhood shooting at are homes. Let's work with the police and help them get ride of the trash!!!
True or false.?. The promoter was taken to the hospital due to injuries he sustained inside the club by the band?
Correction

Homewood, IL

#10601 Nov 18, 2012
true

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