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Dad Delivers Baby in Car Near Austin Exit and Eisenhower Expressway

Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded during the overnight morning hours Monday to an emergency childbirth call, but the baby was already delivered before they arrived. Javier Sanchez was driving his wife, Maria Estrada, to the hospital, when her contractions kept getting stronger, and she told him the baby wasn’t going to wait, so Sanchez pulled […]

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Man Struck, Killed by Metra Train on the Metra Electric Line Near the Bishop Ford Freeway, About 9990 S Cottage Grove, Chicago

Chicago police, Metra police and Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 5:30 p.m. Monday to a report that a person was hit by a train on the Metra Electric Line train on the South Side Metra initially reported that a child was killed after being struck by the train, but later it was determined that […]

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Fire at Ballard Health Care Rehabilitation on Ballard Rd Near Dee Rd, Des Plaines — Extra Alarm for Ambulances

North Maine firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:09 AM Thursday to a a report of a fire at Ballard Health Care and Rehabilitation, 9300 Ballard Road Des Plaines, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics initially responded to an activated fire alarm at 8:09 a.m. and then received a report that a fire was burning in a second floor nursing […]

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Crash with Injuries Shoe Factory Rd and Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:24 AM Wednesday to a report of crash with injuries at Shoe Factory Road and Higgins Road Hoffman Estates , IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a crash in the intersection. Firefighter/paramedics reported a three-vehicle accident with moderate damage. One car was broadsided by a pickup […]

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Multiple-Vehicle Pile-Up Crash with at Least 16 Injured on Southbound I-55 Near Gardner and South Wilmington

Illinois State police and Gardner FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:59 AM Saturday to a multiple-injury crash on SB I-55 and MP 227 Gardner, Illinois. Police and firefighter/paramedics on the scene reported a multiple vehicle pile-up involving one semi-trailer truck and 15 total vehicles. Fire command reported 16 patients were transported from the crash scene to […]

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Crash Involving Up to 50-100 Vehicles on Southbound I-294 Near Hickory Hills

North Palos fire command requested an EMS Plan 1 for a crash with multiple injuries on Southbound I-294 at Mile Marker 18. The crash was reported to involve about 100 vehicles. At about 9:50 a.m. North Palos fire command request an EMS Plan 2. At least 10 ambulances have responded to the scene. State Police […]

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Fatal House Fire on North 21st St Near Route 14 and Taylor, Unincorporated Barrington

UPDATE: Victim identified as Carole Schnable, age 81, and was resident of the home since the early 1970s with her husband (who died February 13, 2013). Barrington Countryside FPD firefighters responded to a house fire at 21207 North 21st Street about 1:15 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of flames showing from the rear of […]

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Power Outage in the Area Near Savers, Golf Center Shopping Center, Golf Rd and Roselle Rd, Hoffman Estates

Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:25 PM Saturday to 26 Golf Center Hoffman Estates, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of an activated trouble/fire alarm at Savers. Police reported a power outage in the area. A large power outage affected about 784 customers. Estimated restoration time is 8:45 p.m. ComEd Report Customers Affected: […]

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Pedestrian Trapped and Killed Under Dump Truck Wheels in Front of Binny’s at Market Place Shopping Center, Golf and Elmhurst, Des Plaines

Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:11 PM Thursday to a report of a person pinned under a vehicle in front of Binny’s Beverage Depot, 767 West Golf Road Des Plaines, IL. The first fire department official on the scene reported a person pinned under the rear double wheels of a heavy dump truck […]

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Fatal House Fire on Wood Rd, Just Northeast of I-294 and Ballard Rd Crossing, Des Plaines

Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:19 AM Thursday to a house fire in the block of 400 Woods Road Des Plaines , IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that white smoke was visible behind the house. The first fire crew from North Maine Engine 1 reported flames showing from the front of […]

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Person Shoveling Snow Finds Woman Dead, Lying in the Snow on Dobson St Near Nordica Ave, Niles

Niles police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:59 p.m. Monday to the parkway near the street in front of 6834 Dobson to the report of a person found lying in the snow. A person shoveling snow said he found the body of 55-year-old Elizabeth A. Lutz in the snow in the parkway. A Niles police officer […]

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Large Explosion Heard, Flash Seen Near Ridge Ave and Fairview St, Power Outage Golf Rd and Meier Rd, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect

Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:10 PM Saturday to a report of a an explosion in the block of 500 South Ridge Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a resident saw a flash of light and heard an explosion south of the address. [NOTE: Article is a duplicate […]

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