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Report of Chemical Odor at Northwest Side School Sends Two Adults to Hospitals

On Friday, April 20th, firefighters responded to reports of a chemical odor at a Chicago Northwest Side grade school. At least five ambulances arrived at the school in the 2000 block of North Mobile during the EMS Plan 1 and a Level 1 Hazmat response. First reports stated the odor smelled like pepper spray and [….]


Car Crashes Through Store Window

A weekday evening in April saw a car in Skokie crashed through the front windows of a bedding store, causing damage to the store and merchandise. John Belcher, a salesman at the Bedding Experts store located on the 4800 block of West Dempster Avenue, was sitting at his desk on Wednesday, April 18th when a [….]


Worker Sent to Hospital after Hair Gets Caught in Machinery

A Bedford Park, Illinois plant was the site of a workplace accident when a worker had her hair caught in a machine. The worker was working at a machine in the ACH Foods plant that bottles corn oil in the morning hours on April 9, 2012 when her hair became caught in the machinery. Bedford [….]


Forklift Accident Claims the Life of Worker.

A workplace accident on March 27, 2012 led to the death of a Menards employee who lived in Sandwich, Illinois. The accident took place in a Menards store in Sycamore, Illinois. The Menards employee was doing maintenance work at the Sycamore store using a forklift when he became trapped in the machine and was crushed. [….]


Firefighter killed in huge Illinois fire

A multiple alarm fire ,that involved two buildings, left one firefighter dead after battling the blaze. Firefighters came from multiple communities to help put out the massive fire that occurred in the town square of Pinckneyville, Illinois. Both an antique mall and and an opera house were consumed by the flames. The man has now [….]


Road Show Manager for Bollywood Musician Dies on Route to Illinois

The manager for the touring Pakistani musical group died in an accident while traveling to a performance in the Chicago suburb of Villa Park. Four musicians of the touring group were also injured in the accident. According to authorities, Chtresh Shrivastava, resident of the Indian city of Mumbai, was traveling from Detroit to Villa Park on [….]


Man injured in plow truck fire

A man was killed during a plow truck fire at the Kankakee County golf course due to carbon monoxide  intoxication. The 71-year-old man was the groundskeeper for the Minne Monnesse Golf Course shoveling snow on the course after a blizzard when the truck caught on fire.  The inhalation of the “smoke and smoot” was found [….]


Construction Accident Leaves One Man Dead

Authorities were able to identify the man who died while unloading a truck at a road construction site near Washburn on Woodford County Highway 1. Washburn is located about 18 miles northeast of Peoria. Metamora resident John Glidewell, 62, died from blunt force trauma to his head and neck.  He was unloading the trailer and [….]