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Woodstock police officer awarded ‘officer of the year’ for saving life of student, siblings who were being neglected

A Woodstock police officer was awarded “officer of the year” for saving the lives of six children who were found to be neglected and had to be transported to the hospital. The McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association held its annual Officer of the Year banquet at the McHenry VFW last month. The Woodstock Police […]

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911 dispatch center covering Crystal Lake, several other cities receives international accreditation

The Southeast Emergency Communications, located in Crystal Lake and covering 911 calls for several agencies, has received the highest awarded distinction from an international organization. The dispatch center, known as SEECOM, was recognized by The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for Emergency Medical Dispatching. SEECOM is the 225th […]

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County board honors bystanders who rescued woman trapped in burning car following rollover crash near Harvard

Five bystanders, including two Boy Scouts, were honored Tuesday for saving a woman trapped inside a rolled-over car that caught on fire in a crash on Route 14 near Harvard. Harvard resident Jay Wolf and his sons, Shane and Joseph, were driving around 11:18 a.m. on October 30 near the Big Foot Inn, 11508 Route […]

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Lake Forest firefighter honored for leading police to hit-and-run suspect who left victim seriously injured

A fire lieutenant was recognized for helping lead police to the driver who hit a former police and fire commissioner and fled the scene, leaving the victim seriously injured in Lake Forest. The Lake Forest Fire Department announced on Wednesday that Lt. Erik Kositzki was recently honored at a Lake Forest police dinner. Officials said […]

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City council honors firefighters, police officer who found missing woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan

Firefighters and a police officer who found a missing woman alive in Lake Michigan near Waukegan last month were honored Tuesday by the city council. The family of a 57-year-old woman filed a missing person report with the North Chicago Police Department on August 2. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip told Lake and McHenry […]

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Gurnee police sergeant receives international award for leadership, charity efforts

A Gurnee police sergeant, who helped raise nearly $140,000 in charity, received an award from the world’s largest association of police leaders for his dedication to leadership and commitment to policing, the department announced. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), which is the largest professional association for police leaders in the world, awarded […]

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911 dispatch center covering much of McHenry County receives international accreditation

The North East Regional Communications Center, located in McHenry and covering 911 calls for much of McHenry County, has received the highest awarded distinction from an international organization. The dispatch center, known as NERCOM, was recognized by The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for Emergency Medical Dispatching. NERCOM […]

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2 students recognized for helping fellow student who was ‘brutally beaten,’ hospitalized in Round Lake

Two girls were recently awarded during a village board meeting for intervening and helping a fellow student who suffered serious injuries after being attacked in Round Lake. Shekinah and Sandra, who are 12 and 13 years old, were presented the Distinguished Community Service Commendation during the June 6 board meeting for the Village of Round […]