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Coroner identifies worker who died after firefighters rescued him from roof of theater in Antioch

The coroner’s office has identified a 59-year-old contractor who died after he suffered a medical emergency and had to be rescued from the roof of a theater in downtown Antioch. A preliminary autopsy showed that Daniel Ruckoldt, 59, of Salem, Wisconsin, likely died from a cardiac issue, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The […]

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Former North Chicago police officer rescues mother trapped in her flooded home during Hurricane Ian

A Florida man, who is a former North Chicago police officer, traveled a half-mile through flooded waters during Hurricane Ian to save his wheelchair-bound 84-year-old mother, who was trapped inside her home. Johnny Lauder, 49, lives in Naples, Florida, which is located off the Gulf Coast. Lauder was a police officer and SWAT officer for […]

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Good Samaritan rescues unconscious man after crash leaves car engulfed in flames in Waukegan

A good Samaritan rescued an unconscious man from a car that was engulfed in flames following a crash in Waukegan that left two others hospitalized Saturday evening. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to Belvidere Road and Dilger Avenue for a vehicle crash with injuries. The crash involved […]

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Firefighters, police officers, dispatchers honored after 2 residents rescued from house fire in Zion

Firefighters, police officers and dispatchers were honored this week for their efforts in the rescue of two residents, one of which was critically injured, from a house fire in Zion in March. Zion Mayor Billy McKinney honored the first responders during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. Four Gurnee Police Department dispatchers, which dispatch 911 calls […]

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Child flown to hospital in critical condition after near-drowning in pool in Richmond

Authorities say a young child is in critical condition after bystanders rescued the drowning child from a pool and performed CPR on them in Richmond. The Richmond Township Fire Protection District and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:40 p.m. Saturday to the 10000 block of Keystone Road in unincorporated Richmond for a report of […]