Firefighters honored and remembered at Springfield event

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters who died in the line of duty have been honored during a ceremony at the Illinois State Capitol. The annual Illinois Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday in Springfield. Also, two dozen firefighters received the Firefighter Excellence Award for an act of service in the line of duty. The winners included firefighters from Chicago, Kankakee and Pekin.