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Chicken finds her forever home on Thanksgiving after being rescued by police in Lake Zurich

A local wildlife rescue organization said a hen who was recently rescued by police in a strip mall parking lot in Lake Zurich has gone to her forever home on Thanksgiving. Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation said Thursday that they were contacted in late October regarding a chicken found wandering in Lake Zurich. The organization is […]

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‘Lives are needlessly lost’: State police remind motorists to buckle up, drive sober on Thanksgiving

State police are reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober on Thanksgiving after 10 people were killed in crashes in Illinois last Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police said motorists will see hundreds of additional seat belt enforcement zones and other enforcement patrols. Officers will be looking for […]

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1 hospitalized after fire heavily damages garage, extends into Buffalo Grove home on Thanksgiving Day

One resident was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a garage fire Thanksgiving morning extended into a Buffalo Grove home, leaving it uninhabitable. The Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded at 8:47 a.m. Thursday to the 1000 block of Greenridge Road for a report of a garage fire. Acting Battalion Chief Jeffrey Morris said that fire crews […]

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Illinois fire marshal offers safety tips for frying a turkey, cooking on Thanksgiving

The Illinois state fire marshal is offering safety tips for cooking on Thanksgiving, which is the leading day for home fires when four times the average number of fires occur. Ranges and cooktops account for almost three out of every five home fires reported involving cooking, with ovens accounting for 13% of those fires. According […]

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‘Drive sober or get pulled over’: Local, state police urge safe driving over Thanksgiving holiday

Local police departments are increasing patrols over the Thanksgiving holiday and reminding the public to drive sober or get pulled over. “No one needs an empty seat at the Thanksgiving dinner table.” The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and nearly 200 local police […]

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Gov. Pritzker says no region will see reduced virus restrictions for a few weeks due to Thanksgiving travel

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that all regions in Illinois will continue to have strict restrictions — despite some nearing the threshold for reduced restrictions — due to Thanksgiving travel and gatherings. “The number of patients fighting COVID-19 in our hospital systems statewide still eclipses our spring peak by 23%. We had hoped to see more […]