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‘Wonder woman’: Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter-paramedic dies after battle with disease

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District is mourning the loss of a firefighter-paramedic who died following a battle with a new illness, just years after successfully beating cancer. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District announced Wednesday evening the death of firefighter-paramedic Tammie Pullin. “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected […]

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‘Groundbreaking program’: McHenry County creates countywide police social worker program

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with local police departments to have social workers respond alongside officers to certain calls involving mental health crises. Officials called it a “groundbreaking program,” which was developed in cooperation with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the McHenry County Board, and the McHenry County Mental Health Board. It will […]