Climate Suitability of Asian Giant Hornet (SOURCE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Assessing the ecological niche and invasion potential of the Asian giant hornet)
Outdoors

Washington State Department of Agriculture Uses Radio Trackers Tagged on 3 Asian Giant Hornets to Track Down Nest and Eradicate the Nest

88 On October 22, 2020, the Washington State Department of Agriculture located the first-ever nest of Asian giant hornets (aka murder hornets) in the United States. The nest was found in a tree cavity near […]

Illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Healthy & Fit

Public Health Officials Announce Record 6,161 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease on October 24, 2020

67 City of Chicago Daily Test Positivity Rate Increase from 6.9% to 7.9% SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Saturday, October 24, 2020 reported 6,161 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease […]

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Healthy & Fit

LaGrange Illinois 18-year-old College Freshman Attending University of Dayton Dies of COVID-19 Complications in Illinois

163 A 18-year-old University of Dayton student, who is from La Grange, recently passed away from COVID-19 complications following a long hospitalization. Michael John Lang, a student of University of Dayton, left the University of […]

Waukegan Police SUV (SOURCE: Waukegan Police official Facebook page)
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Waukegan Police Officer Fired After Police Determine Multiple Policy and Procedure Violation Occurred in Shooting Death of Teen

72 A Waukegan police officer has been terminated after shooting and killing a 19-year-old man and wounding a 20-year-old woman on Tuesday night (WGN News). A Waukegan police officer was terminated Friday, October 23, 2020 […]

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FIRE BLOG

Two Hurt in Rollover Crash at Plaza 18 Toll Booth Westbound I-90 Just West of Arlington Heights Rd Near Arlington Heights

210 Illinois State Police and firefighter/paramedics from Elk Grove Township responded about 4:15 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 to a report of a rollover crash with injuries at I-90 westbound near Arlington Heights Road and […]

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Weather

Low 31-33°F in Arlington Heights Overnight Friday-Saturday; High 47 Saturday with Light Wind and Partly Cloudy Skies

101 The National Weather Service office Chicago is not declaring Freeze Warnings until Spring since many areas of Chicagoland already experienced their first freeze. Arlington Heights has not recorded a freezing temperature yet this Autumn […]

Owen M. Calkins, suspect in attempted child abduction in Naperville (SOURCE: Naperville Police Department)
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Naperville Police Arrest Male Naperville Resident for Attempted Child Abduction; Ask Girls to ‘Come Here’ While in His Blue Honda Accord

216 As a result of a police investigation, Naperville Police arrested a Naperville resident during the third week of October 2020, accusing him of attempted child abduction in an incident that occurred on August 2, […]

Route 53 Woodfield Road NB Entrance Ramp Aerial View (Imagery ©2020 Google, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
DUI

Acura TL Crash into Back of Semi-Trailer Truck on I-290/IL-53 Between Woodfield Rd and Golf Rd Is a Suspected DUI Crash

340 Illinois State Police and firefighter/paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 2:43 a.m. Friday, October 23 2020 to a report of a serious crash with entrapment after a blue passenger car rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on […]

Tobias Diggs, convicted armed robbery of Hinsdale jewelry store
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Two Male Armed Robbers Convicted in Violent Robbery of Hinsdale Jewelry Store — 1 Offender at Large, Another Unidentified

100 A federal jury on Thursday, October 22, 2020 convicted two men on robbery and weapons offenses for stealing expensive watches and jewelry at gunpoint from a Hinsdale store. Tobias Diggs, 26, of Chicago, and […]

Route 53 Woodfield Road NB Entrance Ramp Aerial View (Imagery ©2020 Google, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
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Car Crash into Semi-Trailer Truck Seriously Injures 2 on Route 53 Near Golf Rd, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows

307 Illinois State Police and firefighter/paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 2:43 a.m. Friday, October 23 2020 to a report of a serious crash with entrapment after a blue passenger car rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on […]

I-94 East and Rosecrans Road Newport Township (Imagery ©2020 Google, Imagery ©2020 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2020)
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Illinois State Police, ‘HELP Truck’ Responded to Report of Stalled Car without Hazard Lights On Minutes Before Fatal Crash Involving Truck on I-94 Near Old Mill Creek

287 Semi-trailer truck crashed into the back of a black Toyota that was stalled in the right lane with no hazards lights activated on I-94 East near Rosecrans Road (Route 173) near Old Mill Creek […]