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Extra-alarm chemical fire at industrial building in Round Lake takes firefighters 2 hours to extinguish

A second-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at an industrial building in Round Lake took firefighters about two hours to extinguish and caused over $150,000 in damage. The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday to Northern Insulation, Inc., 702 Magna Drive in Round Lake, for an automatic fire alarm activation.
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Families Of Young Naperville Men Killed At Astroworld Festival Reject Offer By Travis Scott To Pay Funeral Expenses

CHICAGO (CBS) — The families of two Naperville friends killed during the Astroworld stampede in Houston have rejected rapper Travis Scott’s offer to pay for funeral costs. Jake Jurinek and Franco Patino, both 21, were among the 10 people killed as a result of an intense crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the festival on Nov. 5. About 55,000 people attended the festival. (Supplied to CBS 2) Patino and Jurinek met in grade school in Naperville, and both graduated from Neuqua Valley High School; described by friends and educators alike as “big characters” in a life lived with strong friendships. Patino was a senior at the University of Dayton, where he majored in mechanical engineering technology and minored in human movement biomechanics. Jurinek was a junior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, studying advertising and journalism. The young men’s families have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott and event organizers, accusing them of not doing enough to prevent the deadly chaos. Also rejecting Scott’s offer is the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount – the youngest AstroWorld victim. Blount’s family said Scott bears some of the responsibility for what happened.
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Firefighter Injures Leg, Dog Dies in Aurora (IL) House Fire

The Beacon-News, Aurora, Ill. Nov. 30—An Aurora firefighter injured his leg and was transported to the hospital and a dog died during a house fire Monday afternoon in Aurora that left four residents displaced, Aurora Fire Department officials said. Firefighters responded around 2:06 p.m. after receiving multiple calls about a...

Ashley Nicole Adrahtas, 25

Ashley Nicole Adrahtas, age 25 of Yorkville, IL passed away unexpectedly due to an automobile accident on Saturday, November 27, 2021. She was born on May 27, 1996, in Geneva, IL the daughter of Tony and Donna (Kabat) Adrahtas. Ashley was employed as a Veterinary Technician for the St. Charles...

Bison on the loose for two months spotted in Illinois

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said a bison that has been on the loose since mid-September resurfaced on a rural road, and was caught on dashboard camera by an officer's patrol vehicle. The Island Lake Police Department said an officer driving on Darrell Road, south of Case Road...

Mary M. Muth, 97

Mary M. Muth, 97, of Kingston, IL. passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Somonauk, IL. She was born October 1, 1924 in Richland Center, WI. the daughter of Clarion and Hazel (Turner) Butler. She married Howard “Tag” Muth, JR. on July 6, 1946 in Richland Center, WI. She was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church. She was born and raised in Richland Center, WI. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Homicide Investigation in Crest Hill

Crest Hill Police Department of suspect in shooting. Crest Hill Police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man early on Saturday morning. It was just before 1:00am in the 1100 block of Elizabeth Court that police were called after learning of a man being shot. The individual was found in the area of Elizabeth Court and Ingalls Avenue. They were transported to AMITA St. Joseph hospital were they were later pronounced deceased. Police believe that this is a targeted incident and the investigation is ongoing.

McHenry man gets 5 years in prison for pulling knife on employee during robbery at Crystal Lake grocery store

A McHenry man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a robbery at the Crystal Lake Mariano’s where he pulled a knife and battered an employee, prosecutors said. David O. Harper, 31, of the 4900 block of West Orchard Drive in McHenry, was indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, robbery, four counts of aggravated battery, two counts of retail theft and aggravated assault.

Glenn R. Stallings, 71

Glenn R. Stallings, 71, of Sugar Grove, IL. passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 15, 1950 in Ottawa, IL. the son of Bob and Lottie Stallings. He married Nancy Stangland on August 20, 1983 in Sandwich, IL. Glenn earned his Associates degree in Applied Science in 1970 form DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and his BSEE from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduating from college, he went on to work with Commonwealth Edison Co. in Lincoln, IL. and Rockford, IL. working there from 1973-1977. He then went on to work for 32 years at Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora, IL., retiring in 2009 as a product manager. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, working on home projects and projects for his family and friends. Most of all Glenn loved the time he spent with his family.

Bail reduced for Naperville man charged in fatal Lisle crash

Bail was reduced Monday to $500,000 for a Naperville man charged in a Lisle crash that killed three people in October. Brendan Wydajewski, 22, has been charged with three counts of aggravated DUI causing death, as well as unlawful possession of a firearm and transportation or possession of open alcohol by a driver, according to a news release from the DuPage state's attorney office.

Kwame Raoul on smash & grab robberies: ‘This is not your inconspicuous retail theft, these are violent acts’

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain what his office is doing to curtail the rise in brazen smash-and-grab robberies happening in the state. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting; Police Believe Shooting Was Targeted

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A teen is dead and four others were injured in a shooting in Evanston Sunday evening. At a news conference Monday afternoon, Evanston police Sgt. Ken Carter said at 7:17 p.m. Sunday, police began receiving numerous 911 calls about shots being fired at Green Bay Road and Foster Street– a little less than a mile west of the Northwestern University campus. Five gunshot victims were found at a gas station at 1950 Green Bay Rd. One of them – identified as Carl Dennison, 17 – was pronounced dead on the scene, Carter said. The other victims – two boys and...
Forest Park Review

Guard beaten with drum stick by ‘god and the devil’

A 39-year-old man was arrested after allegedly beating a security guard with a wooden drum stick at the Living Word Christian Center on Nov. 14. Forest Park police were dispatched to the 7600 block of Roosevelt Road around 1:30 p.m. and arrived to find a security guard on the ground with a man holding a drum stick standing over him. Officers detained the suspect and transported him to the police department.