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Truck, Car Crash with Fire Injures Woman and Child on Route 47 North of Ware Rd in Unincorporated Woodstock

Woodstock Police, McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighter/paramedics from Woodstock responded about 8:45 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2020 to a report of a crash with entrapment and a truck fire on Route 47 about one-quarter […]

Erin L. ZIlka, Joliet Police Officer charged with DUI and Driving Too Fast for Conditions
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Berwyn Cop Dead, Joliet Cop Accused of DUI in Fatal Crash into Wreckage of Another DUI Crash on SB I-55 Near US 30; Driver in First Crash Also Arrested DUI

Joliet Police Officer Erin Zilka has been charged with DUI in a deadly crash that killed off-duty Berwyn police Officer Charles Schauer Sunday in Plainfield. Joliet police officer Erin L. Zilka, 35, has been charged […]

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Woodstock Man Dies After His Ejection from Rollover Crash on Charles Rd West of Queen Anne Rd Early Sunday Morning

DRIVER CHARGED WITH DUI A 34-year-old male passenger of Woodstock, who had been ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital, has been pronounced dead at another hospital. The male ejection […]

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Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash into Utility Pole on Charles Rd Near Queen Anne Rd in Woodstock Injures Three

Woodstock firefighter/paramedics and McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 2:00 a.m. Sunday November 24, 2019 to a report of a rollover crash with entrapment and ejection on Charles Road just west of Queen Anne Road. […]

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Nineteen Years Since an Arlington Heights Police Officer’s Life Was Almost Lost on Friday, the 13th of October, at Palatine Rd and Windsor Dr, Arlington Heights

On Friday October 13, 2000 Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded to a crash involving a hearse and an Arlington Heights police officer in his squad car at Palatine Road and Windsor Drive. The police […]

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VIDEO: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Pickup Truck in Front Door at House on North Dryden Ave Near Charles St, Arlington Heights

No injuries after truck crashes into double door entrance at home on Dryden Avenue, just south of Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:13 AM Saturday May 19, 2018 to […]

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Fatal Crash and Fire Involving Pickup Truck and Several Motorcycles on State Park Rd Near Vacation Village, Fox Lake

UPDATE: Charles Kleffner died in his pickup truck after his pickup truck hit several motorcyclists head-on and caught fire. Kleffner possibly had a medical issue before the crash. Motorcyclist Matthew Stautz, age 43, of Rothschild, […]

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Mount Prospect Woman Arrested for DUI After Hit-and-Run that Injured Illinois State Trooper on I-294 Tri-State

Leslie W. Thurow 59,, of Mount Prospect faces charges of aggravated leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, aggravated DUI, and aggravated DUI involving personal injury after she struck an Illinois state trooper who […]

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Lawtell Train Derailment: Transportation of Highly Flammable and Corrosive Chemicals Between Lake Charles and New Orleans

Gov. Jindal Addresses train derailment in Lawtell in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Police and firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when at least 26 cars derailed in Lawtell, Louisiana about 60 miles west of Baton […]