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Snow Storm: If it Weren’t President’s Day, Traffic Would Have Been Much Worse

No school, closed banks, closed government offices meant less traffic on the roads. More people hunkered down today and stayed off the roads. Illinois State Police troopers were still very busy; but if today had been a regular work day, the traffic situation would have been much worse. Pic of crash SB I-55 near IL-47 […]

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Power Outage at Dana Point Apartments Near Central Road and Arthur Avenue, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:14 AM Tuesday to an activated fire alarm at Dana Point Apartments, 1415 East Central Road Arlington Heights, IL. Several residents also reported a fire alarm activation. Firefighter/paramedics discovered a full power failure in the area, and emergency generators operating. At 5:00 a.m. the following alert is activated […]

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Multiple Problems on Metra; Trains Stalled After Vehicles Stuck on Tracks

Two vehicles that were stuck on the tracks between Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights have been removed. Inbound and outbound train movement has been restored. According to Metra, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 20 to 60 minutes behind schedule due to earlier switch problems and because of the vehicles that were stuck on […]

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Power Outage Strikes Northern Arlington Heights in Sub-Zero Weather — 423 Customers Affected

UPDATE: The last people in this area received power about 8:40 a.m. ComEd’s estimated repair time was 6:30 a.m. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:42 AM Tuesday to activated alarms near Arlington Heights Road and Hintz Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received reports of activated fire and burglary alarms about 4:40 […]

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Personal Injury Crash on Arlington Heights Rd South of Olive St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:11 PM Wednesday to personal injury crash near Arlington Heights Road and Olive Street Arlington Heights, IL. A fire official discovered a crash on Arlington Heights Road, just south of Olive Street, and request a paramedic ambulance to the scene. Paramedics checked at least two victims in a […]

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Euclid Avenue Closed Between Dryden Ave and Wilshire Ln; Water Main Break

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics were notified 7:28 AM Tuesday of a water main break with a road closure at Euclid Ave and Dryden Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Euclid Avenue is shut down between Wilshire Ln and Dryden Avenue because of a water main break. A “property damage only” crash also occurred about 7:10 a.m. […]

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Chicagoland Crash Reports for Snow Event on Thursday, January 2, 2013

Challenging traffic conditions even by Chicago’s standards. Several vehicles in spin outs and off the road. No major crashes with major injuries known at this time in the northwest suburbs for the morning rush hour. For many people, the back-to-work day was a brutal way to start the year. Post by The Cardinal. Crash on […]

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POWER OUTAGE: Blown Transformer on North Haddow Ave Near Miner St, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:35 AM Saturday to a report of a transformer explosion in the block of 200 North Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a transformer blew south of a house. Expect Com Ed power outage in the area. A power line is also reported […]

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Crash with Injuries and Entrapment Reported on EB I-90 at Mile Marker 72 Near Arlington Heights

Illinois State Police and Arlington Heights firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:24 PM Sunday to a report of a hit-and-run crash with entrapment at 42.029819,-87.966291 (EB I-90 MM 72). Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least one person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a crash. A vehicle occupant reported that two people in […]

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Restaurants Lose Income, Staff Lose Pay and Tips as Holiday Season Opens with Lost Power

With today’s economy, it’s hard enough to run a restaurant business. With tight margins, tight wallets and tight purses in tough times, food establishments need all the help they can get. Holiday times is a time for restaurants to be hopeful as busy shoppers might take time to eat while they’re out, instead of spending […]

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Several Restaurants With Electric Power Trouble Friday Night in Downtown Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:28 PM Friday to Harry’s of Arlington, 1 North Vail Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics investigated a burning odor and possible electrical problems in the area near Harry’s of Arlington. Firefighters found no problem inside Harry’s of Arlington, but noted possibly power outages in the area. […]

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Car Crash into Light Pole at Palatine Rd and Kennicott Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:04 PM Friday to a crash at Palatine Frontage Road and Kennicott Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a car crash at Palatine Road and Kennicott Avenue involved a light pole. The driver was up walking around the vehicle and did not appear to be […]

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