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Northern Illinois Fire Museum opens after 20 years of looking for a home: ‘We’ve always been trying to find a spot’

Museum has collection ranging from trucks, to equipment, toys

A firetruck used in Milwaukee, which was built from scratch in the fire stations shop. The Northern Illinois Fire Museum opened its doors after 20 years of looking for a home on Saturday, Aug .13, 2022, in Lake in the Hills.
A hunneman used in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, sent from Harvard, Illinois. 
The Northern Illinois Fire Museum opened its doors after 20 years of looking for a home on Saturday, Aug .13, 2022, in Lake in the Hills.