Storm damage on Deerpath Drive in Vernon Hills
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Storm Line Creates a “Calm” Gap from North Arlington Heights to SW Kane County; Lake and McHenry Counties Hit Harder

621 Police, firefighters and paramedics responded in Lake County, McHenry County and north Cook County to multiple reports of storm damage Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2021. Arlington Heights and Palatine got a break as McHenry […]

Power line down on pickup truck on Dunton Avenue between Euclid Avenue and Hawthorne Street in Arlington Heights
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Power Line Down on Pickup Truck, Utility Pole Fire on Dunton Ave Near Hawthorne St Causes Power Outage to 350 in Arlington Heights

979 Firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 9:39 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 to a report of an transformer that blew with a wire down that was arcing near Dunton Avenue and Euclid […]

Plaza Verde rear alley near a large power outage (Image capture October 2018 ©2021 Google)
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Large Power Outage Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove Near Plaza Verde Shopping Plaza — Over 500 Customers Affected

2,408 Firefighter/paramedics from Buffalo Grove responded about 1:31 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to a report of a power outage following a loud buzzing noise and a loud boom nearby at Hair Directors Salon, 1251 […]

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Most of Pakistan Loses Power in Extensive Electric Power Grid Blackout Saturday with Slow Restoration Sunday

227 Pakistan: Karachi plunges into darkness amid nationwide power outage (RT’s Ruptly is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government.). Most of Pakistan, including the capital Islamabad and several other major cities, […]

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Two Power Outage Areas in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove Friday Morning: Northeast of Hintz and Arlington Heights Rd; and Near Near Northwest Community Hospital Along Central Rd

2,193 Firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 7:45 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 to a report of activated fire alarms at commercial/medical professional office buildings along Central Road near Northwest Community Hospital, 800 West Central […]

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Construction Worker Injured in Exposure to Underground Power Line Hazard on Wilke Rd Near Nichols Rd, Arlington Heights

633 Worker checked for burns and/or electric shock injury following exposure to an underground electric line during a work process involving a hydrovac truck. Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 11:59 a.m. Wednesday […]

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Over 1600 ComEd Customers without Power: Storm-Related Incidents with Severe Cloud-to-Ground Lightning North Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling

620 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded starting about 5:56 a.m. Thursday May 14, 2020 to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm and then a transformer fire with a utility pole fire. Power […]