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High Winds Causing Power Line Problems in Chicagoland — Power Outages Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Wheeling, More …

Police and firefighter/paramedics are responding to several power line-related problems, transformer fires and activated fire alarms related to power failures. Also high waves from Lake Michigan are crashing over northbound Lake Shore Drive at the 1200 block. Northbound Lake Shore Drive was closed about 125 p.m. from Michican Avenue to North Avenue. The Michigan Avenue […]

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Power Outage Reported Along Arlington Heights Rd at Park St and White Oak, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police received a report about 12:03 PM Friday of a power outage with stop lights out at Arlington Heights Road and Park Street Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report from a patrol officer that the stop lights were out and that there was an apparent power failure near Arlington Heights Road and […]

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Schaumburg Police to Begin Carrying Nasal Narcan Antidote Kits for Heroin Overdoses

Beginning this week Schaumburg police will start carrying a drug that firefighter/paramedics have been carrying for decades. The extra seconds afforded because police officers often arrive a few minutes before the rescue ambulance arrives is considered to be life saving. Schaumburg police have joined a proven DuPage County program which provides police officers with the […]

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One-Vehicle Crash Involving a Pickup Truck at Rand Rd and Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:57 AM Wednesday to a report of personal injury crash at Rand Road and Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man was injured in a vehicle with a deployed airbag. The crash involved one pickup truck. Paramedic did not transport, and […]

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School Closings: Olive, Thomas, Windsor; Power Outage Olive School, North Central Arlington Heights Near Oakton St And Dryden Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:54 AM Friday to a trouble with the alarm system at Olive-Mary Stitt School, 303 East Olive Street Arlington Heights, IL. Firefighter/paramedics responded to the school and discovered a power outage in the area. Olive, Thomas, and Windsor schools are closed. Families were notified of closing by phone and by […]

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Paul Walker Memorial Event Near Arlington Nissan, Dundee Rd and Kennicott Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 7:04 PM Saturday to reports of severe traffic congestion near the construction site of Arlington Lexus, Wilke Road and Dundee Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that traffic on ramps to Route 53 at Dundee Road are heavily congested. The congestion is due to an event at 1100 […]

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Ford Escape Driver Escapes Potentially Deadly Crash with Runaway Construction Trailer on Rand Rd in Front of Olson Rug, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Ford Escape with serious damage, path of out-of-control trailer, and the trailer crash into Olson Rug and Flooring on Route 12 (Rand Road) in Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights police responded about 3:15 PM Wednesday to a report of a crash involving an SUV and a trailer that careened in to the Olson Rug and […]

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Arlington Heights Police Officers Promoting Rail Safety At Downtown Metra Station Wednesday Morning Sept. 17

Arlington Heights Police Officers will be at the Downtown Train Station on Wednesday morning, September 17, to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around the railroad tracks during Illinois Rail Safety Week, September 14-20. Did you know that in 2013, Illinois ranked third in the nation for grade crossing fatalities and third for trespass […]

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Wheeling Police SUV Strikes and Kills Fredi Morales on McHenry Rd: Was It High Speed Distracted Driving?

Inside all newer vehicles is a box the size of a deck of cards, known as an event data recorder or EDR. The EDR tracks seat belt use, speed, steering, braking and at least a dozen other bits of data. When the air bag deploys, the EDR’s memory is captured for 5 seconds before the […]

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Fire and Explosion Scare At Dempster St and Busse Rd Is Only Burning Transfer Switch At Comed Substation,Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:49 AM Monday to a report of a fire and explosion near Busse Road and Dempter 1650 West Dempster Street Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of an explosion and fire from multiple callers. First firefighters on the scene on the crew of Mount Prospect […]

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Report of Barrel Explosion and Fire Found to Be No Threat Behind Apartment Complex on West Rand Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:47 PM Thursday to a report that a large red barrel exploded 600 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the barrel was located in a field behind the apartment complex. Firefighters found the source of concern in the 300 block […]

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New Power Outage Affects Town & Country, Best Buy, Joanne Fabrics, Joe Caputo & Son’s, Walgreens, Arlington Heights

UPDATE: Power was restored about 10:30 p.m. Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:23 PM Saturday to an activated fire alarm at Best Buy, 615 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics responded to an activated fire alarm. Firefighters on the scene reported a power outage at the entire shopping center at the Town […]

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