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Teenager dies after being found unresponsive following fall in backyard of Round Lake Beach home

Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy died following an apparent fall from a fence in the backyard of a home in Round Lake Beach Thursday morning. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 12:30 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of Evergreen Lane in Round Lake […]

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Woman hospitalized with serious injuries after falling while trying to stop rolling car in Waukegan

A woman was seriously injured while trying to chase after her vehicle, which was not put into park, at an apartment complex in Waukegan Wednesday. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 8:59 p.m. Wednesday to the 2000 block of West Eagle Ridge Drive in Waukegan. An initial dispatch of the call […]

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Worker flown to the hospital after falling off roof, suffering serious injuries near Woodstock

A worker was flown to the hospital after he fell from a roof and suffered serious injuries near Woodstock on Tuesday, fire officials said. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 7:03 p.m. Tuesday to the 2400 block of Timberline Trail in unincorporated Woodstock. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communications Specialist Alex Vucha said a man was reported […]

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5-year-old who had to be flown to hospital after serious fall reunites with firefighters, paramedics in Woodstock

Firefighters and paramedics who helped a 5-year-old girl that had to be flown to the hospital after a serious fall in Woodstock were recently able to reunite with the girl. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said on Saturday that they responded on April 19 to a call of a fall. The incident happened […]

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Construction worker dies after falling through chimney of elementary school in Waukegan

A masonry worker doing repairs at an elementary school in Waukegan died Saturday after falling down a chimney shaft, authorities said. The incident happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Whittier Elementary School, located at 901 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the victim as Brian Cotter, 47, of Oak Lawn. […]