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Jim Jackson, of New Lenox, officially retired from the Downers Grove Fire Department after 30 years on Aug. 31. Photo Submitted
Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter
12:44 pm CDT September 11, 2017

While firefighters are used to putting out fires, not everyone goes on to blaze trails of their own working their way up through the ranks to hail as fire chief. 

For New Lenox resident Jim Jackson, it certainly happened. 

Jackson recently signed off from his post as Downers Grove fire chief after 30 years of service and said if he had an opportunity for a do-over, he wouldn’t change a thing.