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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. […]

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Teen injured after falling through skylight at former school building in Deerfield

A teen was hospitalized after he fell 25 feet through a skylight at a vacant school building in Deerfield Sunday evening, police said. The Deerfield Police Department and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department responded around 10:20 p.m. Sunday to Holy Cross School, 720 Elder Lane. Officers received a call of an individual who fell through a skylight […]