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Woman charged with mailing white powder substance to Woodstock Police Department, prompting hazmat response

A homeless woman was charged with mailing a letter containing a white powdery substance to the Woodstock Police Department, prompting a hazardous materials response earlier this month. Terri A. Reed, 34, who is listed as a transient from Woodstock, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a Class 3 felony. Woodstock Police Department Detective […]

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14 hospitalized, including 6 police officers and 4 firefighters, after chemical leak in Lincolnshire

Two people were in serious condition and 12 others, including six police officers and four firefighters, were hospitalized after an unknown chemical leak at a pool in Lincolnshire on Thursday. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District and Lincolnshire Police Department responded around 2:20 p.m. Thursday to the community pool at 445 Village Green South for a […]

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Firefighter in critical condition in ICU after major ammonia spill in Beach Park leaves 36 others hospitalized

A firefighter is in the intensive care unit in critical condition after a farm tractor leaked several tons of ammonia in Beach Park, leaving 36 others hospitalized, some with life-threatening injuries. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible vehicle fire at 4:25 a.m. Thursday near Green Bay Road & 29th Street […]

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Chemical leak causes hazmat response in Antioch

A large chemical leak prompted a hazmat response which brought in fire departments from around Lake and McHenry counties to a building in Antioch Monday evening. The Antioch Police and Fire Departments were called to an industrial building located in the 800 block of Anita Avenue for a reported chemical leak at around 8:15 p.m.. […]