Our important stories from the previous week included fighting back for firefighters, an area hero being memorialized, inspiration out of Chicago with ties to Townsend, a lawsuit over religious freedoms, and a big win for WDEL.

Amy Cherry brings us a series focused on firefighters battling serious illnesses in the wake of revelations protective compounds used in their work might have been toxic over time:

The life of PFC Samuel Lawrence Crawford, a Wilmington native, was memorialized in a new POW/MIA monument, and Mark Fowser brings us his story: 

Michael Davis, out of Townsend, tells Sean Greene what it was like running the Chicago Marathon in spite of complications from Cystic Fibrosis: 

A Delaware youth detention center employee announced a lawsuit against her employer for not allowing her to clock in while wearing her hijab at work. Coverage by DJ McAneny and Amy Cherry: 

Sean Greene fills us in on WDEL's Mike Phillips bringing home the national Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage: