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Police warn residents about high number of recent mail theft incidents in Chicago suburbs

Police are warning residents and offering safety tips after a high number of recent mail theft incidents occurring throughout the Chicago suburbs. The Barrington Hills Police Department issued the warning and said the thefts had occurred in neighboring communities as well as other Chicago suburbs. The police department said residents should take steps to protect […]

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ComEd warns Chicago area residents about potential rolling blackouts during extreme cold

ComEd is asking residents to voluntarily conserve electricity and warned that rolling power outages are possible in the Chicago area as the bitter cold continues. “As our communities continue to experience bitter cold, safety remains our top priority,” Commonwealth Edison said in a statement on social media Saturday afternoon. ComEd said that PJM Interconnection, the […]

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Illinois State Police urge public to stay off the roads, obey Scott’s Law during winter storm

The Illinois State Police are asking the public to stay off the roadways unless necessary during the severe winter storm expected to begin Thursday morning. The Illinois State Police (ISP) said those whose travel is necessary should allow enough time for travel and remain focused on the hazardous road conditions. Drivers should slow down and […]

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Winter storm warning issued for northern Illinois in anticipation of -35 degree wind chills, up to 6 inches of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning about possible blizzard conditions that will bring extreme cold, high winds and up to six inches of snow to the northern Illinois area. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Wednesday morning issued a winter storm warning that will go in effect from Thursday morning through […]

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NWS issues watch in anticipation of major winter storm that could bring ‘full-fledged’ blizzard conditions to northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says a major snowstorm will begin Thursday, bringing blizzard conditions and dangerous cold that will impact travel in the northern Illinois area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Thursday morning through late Friday evening. The storm will impact the western Great Lakes […]

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NWS warns of ‘strong winter storm’ that could bring blizzard conditions to northern Illinois

The National Weather Service is warning about a strong winter storm that could bring blizzard conditions to northern Illinois later this week, impacting travel before Christmas. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storm will impact the western Great Lakes region. The storm is expected from Thursday into Saturday with snow and strong winds. The […]

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New Illinois laws going into effect in January aim to address spike in carjackings, vehicle thefts

(The Center Square) – New laws are set to take effect in January that lawmakers say are aimed at addressing carjackings and car thefts in Illinois. California experienced the highest number of stolen vehicles overall in 2021, with more than 200,000 vehicles taken. The top five states for vehicular crime – California, Illinois, Florida, Colorado […]

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Illinois Secretary of State Police stepping up enforcement of violators who park in spots reserved for disabled

The Illinois secretary of state said that police are conducting parking stings throughout the state to ticket those who illegally park in spots reserved for those with disabilities this holiday season. Secretary of State Jesse White said that the Secretary of State Police are conducting the enforcement at shopping malls statewide throughout the holiday season. […]