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Schaumburg Police/School Lockdown: Are Police Keeping Up With Information Age in New Era of “Unidentified Emergency Situations?”

Tuesday about 10:00 a.m. Schaumburg Police Department was testing its emergency alerting system via Schaumburg’s 911 dispatch center, Northwest Central Dispatch when an error occurred that caused a false alarm that caused initiation of school lock downs. Schaumburg #police press release attached-School Lock-Down message this morning was an error. — Villageof Schaumburg (@SchaumburgIL) February […]

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Wheeling HazMat on Lake Cook Road by Walmart

Wheeling Fire Department is managing a HazMat situation on Lake Cook Road about 25 yards east of the Walmart driveway with the traffic stoplight. A barrel was reported spilled by accident, which caused an unknown substance leaking from the barrel. Buffalo Grove Fire Department hazmat experts are also on the scene. Expect delays: traffic in […]

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Empty Retail Space Fire, 200 Block East Golf Road

Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighters use a Halligan tool and sledge hammer or sledge side of a fire axe to force entry into the front door quickly, but with minimal damage to the retail storefront. Arlington Heights Fire Department responded to a report of flames to the ceiling inside an empty retail space in a […]

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Car Fire on South Chestnut Avenue

Arlington Heights Fire Department put out a car fire in the 1000 block of South Chestnut Avenue about 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The burning car was parked on a driveway about three feet away from the house and garage. View 2007-09 Arlington Heights Fire/Rescue Operations in a larger map

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Elgin-O’Hare Accident with Entrapment Saturday Evening

View Larger Map Google Street View looking eastbound from Lake Street toward Elgin-O’Hare ramps to expressway. Hanover Park Fire Department responded to one-vehicle minivan accident on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, just east of Lake Street in Hanover Park. The minivan was westbound on the Elgin-O’Hare about 6:00 p.m. when the vehicle went out of control and […]

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Posted in Fire/Rescue/EMS Notebook

30 Years Ago Today: American Airlines Flight 191, Worst Single-Plane Accident

With the end of Runway 32R/14L in the lower right corner, the approximate flight path of American Airlines Flight 191 on May 25, 1979 at 3:04 p.m. is shown by the red arrow [MAP/SAT]. The crash site was in an empty field just south of the oasis on Interstate 90, just east of the Elmhurst […]

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