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Fire breaks out in industrial dryer before being kept in check by staff at assisted living facility in Libertyville

Fire officials are hailing the quick response of staff for containing a fire at an assisted living facility in Libertyville after a fire alarm was activated. The Libertyville Fire Department said on Friday they responded to a fire alarm earlier this week at StoryPoint Libertyville, 901 Florsheim Drive. A fire began in an industrial dryer […]

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New law going into effect January 1 will require all homes in Illinois to have 10-year smoke detectors

A new state law going into effect will require smoke alarms installed in Illinois homes after January 1 to have a ten-year sealed battery, officials said. Public Act 100-0200 was passed by lawmakers in 2017 to update the Illinois Smoke Detector Act. The updates reflect “advances in technology.” Beginning January 1, any new smoke alarm […]

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Extra-alarm chemical fire at industrial building in Round Lake takes firefighters 2 hours to extinguish

A second-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at an industrial building in Round Lake took firefighters about two hours to extinguish and caused over $150,000 in damage. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday to Northern Insulation, Inc., 702 Magna Drive in Round Lake, for an automatic fire alarm activation. Greater […]