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Elgin Police Officer Considerately Explains the Rules to a Car Group Hanging Out at a Taco Bell Lot

When a group of young adults and car enthusiasts meet up at an Elgin Taco Bell, police explain they can’t loiter, and that he doesn’t like writing people up; but if they drive like fools, he has to. Elgin Sgt. Erickson explains to a group of young adults and car enthusiasts that his job involves […]

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Complain to Police? They’re Just Following Their Assignment to Prevent Devastating Fatal Metra Crossing Accidents

Three Arlington Heights police officers were out on an education campaign reminding people about safety at railroad crossings Tuesday morning at the downtown Metra train station just north of Vail Avenue and Wing Street. Technically according to the law, commuters aren’t supposed to cross the tracks when the gates are down. That means if a […]

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Arlington Heights Police Officers Promote Railroad Safety During Illinois Rail Safety Week

Arlington Heights Police Officers will be at the Downtown Train Station on Tuesday morning, September 15 and at the Arlington Park station of Friday, September 18 to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around the railroad crossings during Illinois Rail Safety Week, September 13-19. Did you know that in 2013, Illinois ranked third in […]

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Arlington Heights Police Host Free Car Seat Check September 19, 2015

Visit the Arlington Heights Police Department on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a free car seat check. Police will ensure you have chosen the right car seat and that it is used properly. The Police Department is located at 33 S. Arlington Heights Road, adjacent to Village Hall. Here are […]

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Large Power Outage in Wheeling and Prospect Heights; At Least 4500 without Power

Wheeling police responded about 9:50 AM Sunday to numerous activated alarms and reports of power outages in Wheeling and Prospect Heights. Police received a report of a large power-related explosion in the ComEd substation off of Wheeling Road just north of Palatine Road (east of the Segerdahl facility on North Wheeling Road). Police responded to […]

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Euclid Avenue Closed Both Directions Between Waterman Ave and Rand Rd Overnight for Extended ComEd Work on Downed Power Lines

Euclid Avenue between Rand Road and Waterman Avenue will be closed in both directions overnight while ComEd works on downed power lines and power line damage that occurred during a severe thunderstorm about 4:15 p.m. Euclid Avenue was also closed on the afternoon of Monday, July 31, 2015 without thunderstorm conditions, and caused people to […]

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Female, Age 19, Suffers Near Fatal Heroin Overdose; Reversed with Narcan (Naloxone) on Dryden Pl Near Kensington Rd, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:03 PM Tuesday to a report from an anonymous caller that a female overdosed on heroin at Dryden Place Apartments Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a witness called 9-1-1 after finding a 19-year-old female unresponsive. The witness suspected an overdose associated with heroin, […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG, Public Service

Large Power Outage Near Roselle Rd and Kristin Dr, Schaumburg

Large power failure near Roselle Road and Kristin Drive reported Monday afternoon about 3:10 p.m. ComEd reports about 347 customers are without power. ComEd crews are investigating. A preliminary restoration time was quoted at 4:45 p.m. Customers Affected: 347 Crew Status: Crew Investigating Probable Cause: Under Investigation Estimated Restoration: Jun 29, 4:45 PM Get updates […]

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Coffee with a Cop Session Tonight at Starbucks Coffee on Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows

Second session for Rolling Meadow Police Department COFFEE WITH A COP is tonight — Monday June 15, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Residents can join Rolling Meadows police officers for FREE coffee and some casual conversation. Police have declared there will be no agendas and no speeches — just a chance for residents […]

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Boy Found Standing by Retention Pond with No Clothes Near Evergreen Drive, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:08 AM Friday to a check for well-being call in the block of 1400 Evergreen Drive Palatine, IL. Firefighter/paramedics responded to the scene after a report from police that a 10-year-old boy was found standing by a pond without any clothes. Police found the boy near the pond, and […]

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Cold Weather Takes Toll on Harry’s of Arlington and Downtown Arlington Heights Streets this Weekend, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights Public Works responded about 6:30 PM Saturday to a water main break at Dunton Avenue and Sigwalts Street Arlington Heights, IL. Water flooded the intersection of Sigwalt Street and Dunton Avenue, along Dunton Avenue north of Sigwalt Street, and the Evergreen Center shopping center just east of Dunton Avenue and north of Sigwalt […]

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District 214 Website Down, Elk Grove High School Power Failure, Rolling Meadows Fire Alarm Add Woes to -20°F Wind Chill, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:38 AM Thursday to an activated fire/trouble alarm at Elk Grove High School, 500 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a fire/trouble alarm and apparently discovered a power failure. The first Elk Grove High School-related tweets from parents and […]

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