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Military Vehicles on Freight Train Sighted During Day Thursday; Discovered Parked Near Northwest Highway and Waterman Ave, Arlington Heights Thursday Night

32,283 Outbound Metra passenger train passing parked freight train hauling Oshkosh Defense military vehicles near Chicago on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The timing brought suspicions to many people when they spotted a freight train hauling […]

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UPDATED: Illinois Disaster Proclamation Announced As Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Increase from 7 to 11 from Sunday to Monday

1,229 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared a disaster proclamation Monday, March 9, 2020 over the coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases increased from 7 to 11 on Monday. A “disaster proclamation” is the Illinois […]

Eight more communities are now StormReady in the northwest suburbs of Chicago (SOURCE: Northwest Central Joint Emergency Management System)
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National Weather Service Recognizes Chicago NW Suburban Communities as StormReady; 8 New Recognitions Bring Total to 10

684 The National Weather Service recognized eight local communities with their StormReady Community designation at a presentation on January 16, 2020. StormReady is a program that recognizes communities that make a commitment to prepare for […]

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Schaumburg Police Plan to Conduct “Critical Incident Training Exercise” Active Shooter Scenario at Schaumburg High School Monday Morning Jan. 6, 2020

245 Be aware that on Monday, January 6, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Schaumburg Police Department and Schaumburg Fire Department have planned to conduct a critical incident training exercise at Schaumburg High […]

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Palatine Fire Department Warns Citizens to Be Cautious of Dangerous Ice Conditions, and to Know What to Do in an Emergency

42 Ever-changing temperatures above and below freezing in Chicagoland prompted the Palatine Fire Department to ask for help in spreading the word about dangerous ice conditions. Last month’s reporting of the 11 year-old that fell […]

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Ride Along with US Coast Guard’s Blackjack Unit Intercepts Potential Threats in the Washington D.C. Sky

189 “CBS This Morning,” we spent an afternoon riding with the unit that responds at a moment’s notice to protect the D.C. airspace. Jeff Pegues reports. The airspace above Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area […]

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September is National Preparedness Month with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30

48 September is National Preparedness Month, which provides residents an opportunity to revisit their emergency preparedness plans for themselves, their family and their community. The theme of “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” […]