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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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Report of fire at federal hospital in North Chicago prompts multiple fire departments to respond

Nearly 10 fire departments responded to a report of a fire at Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago Wednesday morning, officials said. The Great Lakes Fire and Emergency Services responded around 7 a.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, 3001 Green Bay Road in North […]

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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 […]