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Archive | Preparedness

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

31,969 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 military vehicles passing through Hampshire and other suburbs in Illinois on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Some people immediately assumed the […]

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

1,214 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 version of a “state of emergency.” UPDATE: Four new patients announced Monday, March 9, 2020 are all in good condition. […]

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National Weather Service Recognizes Chicago NW Suburban Communities as StormReady; 8 New Recognitions Bring Total to 10

668 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 extreme weather events through advanced planning, education and awareness activities. Representatives of the National Weather Service presented staff from the […]

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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

227 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 School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road. According to Schaumburg Police Department, the training is being conducted in partnership with 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 through the ice in Naperville serves as a great reminder about the dangers of going onto frozen lakes and ponds. […]

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Is There a Teen Social Media Craze Known As the 48-Hour Challenge?

39 A new ridiculous social media challenge, known as the 48-Hour Challenge, is being reported by several media sources. Supposedly the social media challenge encourages children to disappear for 48 hours. Once the 48 hours are over, the child goes back home an re-appears. There are few if any solid confirmations that teens are actually […]

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

155 “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 is the most restricted airspace in the United States. The agile U.S. Coast Guard unit is responsible for intercepting any […]

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Google Thanks First Responders, Promotes Crisisresponse.google, SOS Alerts, Public Alerts

99 Here’s to the firefighters, nurses, police officers, EMTs, and everyone else who answers the call in times of crisis. See more below. Google posted a video on YouTube thanking first responders, showing disaster and rescue scenes. Google also promoted a new set of features in Google Search and Maps that activate during major natural, […]

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Pete Hegseth, Fox News, Gets a Look Inside How SWAT Teams Neutralize Threats in Suffolk County, New York

86 Fox News political analyst Pete Hegseth embeds with the Suffolk County PD SWAT team. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com. You can also limit feeds […]

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Mandatory Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Today 2:20 PM, Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017

86 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as well as verify its […]

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Hammer Throw Event Safety Is Complex: Wheaton Police Investigate Death of College Student

115 Wheaton Police Department is investigating the death of 19 year-old Ethan Roser, the Wheaton College student who died Saturday after being struck in the head during a hammer throw event. He was standing off the field of play at Lawson Field during pre-event warmups when the accident occurred, police said Monday. Ethan Roser was […]

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Posted in Preparedness, Public Service

Rough Timeline of Cook County Courthouse Escape As Investigative Reporting Opens

90 Jonathan Scott, who escaped Wednesday July 20, 2016 from Cook County Courthouse, was at large for more than three hours. The potentially dangerous criminal escaped from the courthouse at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road at about 2:00 p.m. He was captured about 5:10 p.m. Jonathan Scott, who was described as […]

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