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Officials mark 20-year anniversary of Barrington police officer who died after struggle with suspect

Officials are remembering a Barrington police officer who died 20 years ago yesterday after he suffered a medical emergency during a struggle with a suspect. Barrington-Inverness Police Officer Steven E. Graham responded to an incident on August 25, 2002, on Bradwell Road in Inverness. Graham had responded to William Bily’s home after the man allegedly […]

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Fire district remembers firefighter, army veteran who died 55 years ago battling house fire in Algonquin

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District said they are remembering a 16-year veteran firefighter who died 55 years ago today while fighting a house fire in Algonquin. Firefighter Edwin LeRoy “Roy” Benson of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was one of the first firefighters on the scene of a house fire […]

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Lake and McHenry County police departments attend funeral for slain Chicago police officer Ella French

Many law enforcement agencies from Lake and McHenry counties attended the funeral Thursday for Chicago police officer Ella French, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. A funeral procession for French, badge number 15013, gathered first responders from multiple states. On August 7, French and her partner, Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., along […]

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State police remember trooper who was killed by drunk driver while saving a family on I-94 near Libertyville

State police are remembering Trooper Gerald Ellis, who was killed two years ago today when he used his squad car to hit a wrong-way drunk driver, saving an entire family traveling in a nearby car on I-94. Illinois State Police said that Trooper Ellis was on-duty around 3:25 a.m. March 30, 2019, traveling home in […]

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Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Albert Schlick laid to rest Wednesday

Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Albert Schlick, who had over 30 years of fire service, was laid to rest Wednesday following a two-month battle with a duty-related illness. A visitation and fire department walkthrough was held on Tuesday at DeFiore Funeral Home in Huntley. The mass, which was attended by around 150 firefighters, was […]

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Huntley deputy fire chief dies of duty-related illness, department says

Huntley Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Albert Schlick, who had over 30 years of fire service, died Tuesday evening following a two-month battle with a duty-related illness. “It is with a heavy heart that the Fire District announces the death of retired Division Chief Al Schlick last evening,” the Wauconda Fire District said in a […]