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Very Large ComEd Power Outage Affecting Arlington Heights, Palatine And Rolling Meadows — Almost 2500 Without Power

Palatine firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:46 AM Sunday to a report of a transformer that exploded at Quentin Road and Palatine Road Palatine, IL. Police and firefighters received numerous activated alarms about 11:52 a.m. Sunday. At the same time people reported a transformer explosion near Quentin Road and Palatine Road. Most of the customers that lost […]

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Power Outage in Buffalo Grove, Riverwoods and Wheeling From Semi-Trailer Truck That Hit Lines At Buffalo Grove Rd & Short Aptakisic Rd

Over 700 ComEd customers were without power in Buffalo Grove and Wheeling shortly after a crash that hit power lines late Tuesday morning. Another 312 customers were also without power in Riverwoods near Lake Cook Road and Portwine Road and near the Discover Financial Services office campus. POWER OUTAGE Truck hits power lines Aptakisic & […]

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Car Crash into a House on Kennicott Ave Between Sigwalt St and George St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:07 AM Thursday to a report of car crash into a house in the block of 100 South Kennicott Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a driver appeared belligerent and possibly intoxicated after he got out of the car. Paramedics on the scene […]

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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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