West Chicago residents honored for life-saving actions
WEST CHICAGO – Two West Chicago residents were recognized by city officials after they helped save the lives of their neighbors during a fire, according to a city news release.
Residents Jessie Schram, 22, and James O'Grady, 16, received the city's first ever Citizen Life Saving Award from Mayor Ruben Pineda and Police Chief Laz Perez at the May 20 West Chicago City Council meeting.
On April 4, Schram and O'Grady noticed smoke and flames coming from their neighbors' home in the 2400 block of Alamance Drive. After alerting the family to the fire, they helped evacuate those inside, which included five members of the Martino family and their pets.
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