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Olive School Danger: Stunning Lack of Health, Safety and Security at District 25’s Olive-Mary Stitt School Playground

192 Electricity Transformer Brings Danger Close to Playground; Gas Utility Not Protected Observations of the Olive-Mary Stitt School playground and the school’s east entrance reveal several health, safety and security issues that could bring harm […]

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The Hazmat and Fire Response to Ethanol in Hypothetical Rail Disaster Near Arlington Heights Municipal Campus

58 A train derailment and railcar fire on a rural railroad, such as the accident that occurred on Union Pacific railroad tracks near Graettinger, Iowa at 1:00 a.m. this morning, is relatively risk free compared […]

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Are New Arlington Heights Police Station Planning Standards Held to the Same Scrutiny as Mom & Pop Businesses?

65 If you’ve lived in Arlington Heights very long, and if you’ve ever attended a Village Board meeting or watched one on local cable TV, you’ve noticed that Arlington Heights building codes and planning requirements […]

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“Katie Project” for Battery Replacement for Smoke Detectors Gets and Upgrade with Grant for New Smoke Detectors, Too

39 The Village of Arlington Heights “Katie Project” was introduced by Trustee Joe Farwell after he was inspired by a fire that killed three women in a house with non-operating smoke detectors on South Dunton […]

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“Keep The Wreath Red” A Red Bulb Is Replaced With A White Bulb at Palatine Fire Stations in The Event of Holiday-Related Fire

37 The Palatine Fire Department will again be participating in the annual “Keep the Wreath Red” holiday safety program. This public-safety campaign was started in the mid 1950’s to increase fire safety awareness during the […]

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Arlington Heights Trustee Joe Farwell Announces “Project Katie” To Activate Smoke Detectors and Promote Zero Tolerance For Inoperable Smoke Detectors

58 The Village of Arlington Heights will soon be coordinating a group of volunteers, including high school students, who will be trained on how to check smoke detectors, and install batteries for residents that request […]