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Fond Farewell For Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis in Lake County

Hundreds gathered to pay their final respects to Trooper Gerald Ellis, killed last weekend when a wrong-way driver hit his vehicle. Visitation for Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis was 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday April 4, 2019 at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington […]

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Arlene J. Mulder Community Room at New Arlington Heights Police Station Named After Former Mayor of Arlington Heights

Former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene J. Mulder was honored with the naming of the community room at the new police station at 200 East Sigwalt Street. Mulder was honored during an open house at the new police station Saturday, March 16, 2019. During the ceremony a veil covering the sign for the Arlene J. Mulder […]

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Posted in Accolades, Gov, Public Service

Arlington Heights Police Award Two Police Officers “Officer of the Year” for the First Time in 30 Year History of L.W. “Bill” Calderwood Recognition

Cmdr. Joseph Pinnello and police officer Andrew Gatz were honored as co-recipients of the L.W. “Bill” Calderwood Officer of the Year Award for 2018 — the first time there’s been a tie for L.W. “Bill” Calderwood Officer of the Year Award in the 30-year history of the award recognition in Arlington Heights. The command staff […]

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Why Your Apps Can Find You, But 911 Can’t Until They Get Help from Apps

Smartphone apps can usually find users quickly and effortlessly, but 911 is often less accurate at finding callers from their cell phones. WSJ’s Spencer Macnaughton explains the limitations of current call centers, and how tech companies have set out to make 911 services more precise. Photo composite: Heather Seidel/The Wall Street Journal Cell phone tower […]

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Posted in 9-1-1, Digital-Lifestyle, Public Service

Sometimes It’s Just Too Difficult to Bring the News in Arlington Heights

Since beginning Arlingtoncardinal.com on September 12, 2001, my observations or interactions with Arlington Heights police officers and police officers from neighboring municipalities has almost always been an impressive experience — witnessing compassion, technical skills, professionalism, humility, dedication, positive attitudes, and commendable responsiveness. I often leave a scene thinking what awesome people I have just seen […]

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Posted in Cardinal News Popular, FIRE BLOG, Public Service

Public Open House for New Arlington Heights Police Station Saturday March 16, 2019 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Arlington Heights police will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Village of Arlington Heights Police Station, 200 East Sigwalt Street. Visitors will be able to participate in a tour of the new police station with police department staff available to answer questions. Light refreshments will […]

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Posted in Gov, Public Service

Arlington Heights Police Show Decrease in Number of Crashes Connected to Enforcement

During past several years, the total number of traffic crashes in the nation has experienced a steady increase, reaching a 10-year high in 2016. Conversely, total traffic crashes in the Village of Arlington Heights reached a 15-year low in 2018 with the second consecutive year of declining crash figures, According to the Arlington Heights Police […]

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Elk Grove Village Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Man Found Near Salt Creek

Elk Grove Village Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man who was found inadequately dressed for cold weather about 7:42 a.m. Thursday January 31, 2019 in the middle of Chicagoland’s recent arctic blast near Salt Creek in the block of 1000 Cypress Lane at Placid Way. UPDATE: Elk Grove Village Police Department […]

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Mac, a Missing Young Sheltie, Survives Extreme Cold Weather for Almost a Week Until Coaxed to Surrender by Arlington Heights Police

Arlington Heights Police Department reports that Mac, a missing Sheltie, was found and captured in good condition about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Three police officers responded Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2019, to a sighting of Mac, who some say looked like a miniature “Lassie” dog. The three police officers were able to get […]

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Posted in Cardinal News Popular, Outdoors, Public Service

No Foul Play Suspected After Teen Found Dead Near Railroad Tracks in Vernon Hills

Vernon Hills police and Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday December 26, 2018 near the Canadian National railroad tracks near Sullivan Drive and Basswood Court in Vernon Hills. A Canadian National railway employee on a passing freight train saw the body lying near the railroad tracks on the west side of the tracks, […]

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Posted in FIREBLOG C, Public Service

New Police Station Opened Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Arlington Heights

The new Arlington Heights police station opened at 6:30 a.m. Saturday December 22, 2018 with a quiet opening that was complete with that new house smell. Some finishing work was ongoing in the rear parking garage — which when open for operation — will keep active squad vehicles from being covered with snow or being […]

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New Arlington Heights Police Station To Be Fully Operational on Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Arlington Heights Police Department is scheduled to open the new Arlington Heights Police Station at 200 East Sigwalt Street on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. The police station space at the temporary location at 1500 West Shure Drive will be closed. Since May 15, 2017, approximately 15,000 square feet at the One […]

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