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2 city employees hospitalized after being struck by fire department vehicle in Waukegan

Two city employees were transported to the hospital after they were hit by a fire department vehicle while walking in Waukegan Thursday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Washington Street and Sheridan Road in Waukegan. A city-owned Dodge Durango SUV with a low-profile emergency light system was being driven […]

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Motorcyclist dies after suffering severe injuries during crash involving ambulance in Waukegan

A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after a crash involving an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital in Waukegan, authorities said. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec said the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday at Lake Street and Genesee Street in Waukegan. A Waukegan Fire Department ambulance was transporting a patient […]

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Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after crash involving ambulance in Waukegan

A motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries after a crash involving an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital in Waukegan, fire officials said. Waukegan Fire Marshal Todd Zupec said the incident happened around 2:50 p.m. Monday at Lake Street and Genesee Street in Waukegan. A Waukegan Fire Department ambulance was transporting a patient from […]

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Firefighters deliver gifts to kids at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan

Firefighters from the Waukegan Fire Department stopped by Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan on Monday to deliver holiday presents to children. Firefighters have been delivering holiday gifts to Vista’s pediatric patients for more than 30 years. Vista Health System said the firefighters put together gift bags filled with coloring books and crayons, toys, candy […]

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Coroner identifies 25-year-old man shot and killed at Waukegan gas station

The coroner has identified a 25-year-old Waukegan man who was found shot and killed at a gas station in Waukegan Monday morning. Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said an autopsy showed that Javier Alcantara, 25, of Waukegan, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip originally said the victim resided in Zion. […]

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Waukegan Fire Department receives new aircraft rescue fire truck for the Waukegan Airport

The Waukegan Fire Department received a new aircraft rescue firefighting truck for the Waukegan Airport, which is replacing their current 30-year-old truck, officials said. A dedication ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the Waukegan National Airport, 3530 North McAree Road in Waukegan. The ceremony began with Waukegan Fire Chief George Bridges, Jr. speaking to the […]