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Safety Protocol for Decorating Around the Holidays

Holidays involve family gatherings, traveling, and making sure your home is ready for hosting. Now that Thanksgiving is over, many people take the break between holidays to decorate for the holidays. Decorating is seen as one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit, but emergency rooms see thousands of injuries involving decorating… Read More


High levels of legionella bacteria detected in three schools in Elgin

All students from three different schools in Elgin recently were evacuated after excessive levels of legionella bacteria were detected in the air conditioning systems of the schools, an article from ABC 7 reported on September 23. School District U-46 CEO Tony Sanders reportedly ordered the immediate closure of Central Office/Gifford Street High School, Larkin High,… Read More


Four children drowned in separate Chicago suburb accidents

At least four children under 10 years old were killed in three separate swimming pool accidents in Chicago suburbs, the Chicago Tribune reported on June 15. Reports said 3-year-old Liam Vaughn was declared dead at around 4:00 p.m. on June 15 after he drowned in a southwest Morris pool. Although the boy was originally wearing… Read More


Fire breaks out at J&R Used Tire Service Inc

A fire, which started after an engine spark ignited rubber dust, according to Hoopeston Fire Chief Cliff Crabtree, broke out at J&R Used Tired Service Inc. this Wednesday. The fire began at 5:20 a.m. and is expected to burn for a few days. According to Fire Chief Crabtree, he “expects to be [there] another 24-36… Read More


Man receives $7.5 million in slip and fall verdict

A man that sued Starbucks is walking away from the trial with $7.5 million. He filed a slip and fall lawsuit against the national chain after a slip and fall injury at a San Diego Starbucks left him unable to provide for his family. The man lost his footing in a Vista Starbucks as he… Read More


Man injured in fall at Garden of the Gods

An 18-year-old man was injured after falling from a sandstone formation at the Garden of the Gods at the Shawnee National Forest. The forest is located in southern Illinois and the incident occurred over the weekend as the victim was visiting the park. The park is a popular destination for rock climbers and hikers. The… Read More


Five killed, dozens injured when stage falls at Indiana State Fair

Five people were killed and dozens more were injured after a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair while concert-goers waited for the main act, Sugarland, to perform. Organizers with the state fair have stated that they thought they had more time, at least 30 minutes, before the storm hit the area. They were in… Read More


Fire near University still under investigation

The Champaign Fire Department is still investigating what caused the fire that damaged many buildings near the University of Illinois Champaign campus. The building that houses Zorba’s Restaurant was damaged in the fire when its roof collapsed. This building also houses university buildings, another cafe and apartments. The business have decided to demolish the third… Read More


Two killed in Danville house fire

According to officials, a fire killed two young girls in their Danville home. Two adults and two other young children managed to escape the home. The Vermilion County coroner announced that the 5-year-old and 4-year-old were pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. on the day of the fire. The Danville Fire Department are currently investigating to… Read More