Monday, April 22, 2013
Libertyville home's roof catches fire Sunday.
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Monday, April 22
No one was injured in a small house fire at 929 Windhaven Lane in Libertyville Sunday afternoon. Allegedly, the homeowner was burning something in a container outside when the embers caught the roof on fire, according to the Daily Herald. The fire was reported by a neighbor around 4:16 p.m. Damage is unknown, but firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Libertyville police officer driving past the house could hear the smoke detectors.
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Monday, March 25
A Libertyville police officer who was in the right place at the right time early Saturday morning helped prevent a fire from totally destroying a home at Park Avenue and Milwaukee Road, reported the Daily Herald. The unidentified police officer saw smoke and heard smoke detectors going off at the home at about 1 a.m. Saturday and called the Libertyville Fire Department. Police swept the home and found no one inside. A cat was rescued, though two birds died, according to the Daily Herald.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Numerous fire/rescue vehicles were on the scene.
Update, 11:57 a.m.: The fire reported at Centre Club in Libertyville was indeed caused by a dryer, said Condell Spokesman Josh McColough. "It was contained to just that one particular dryer," McColough said. He said the building was evacuated, following safety protocols, and will remained closed for the rest of the day so fire personnel can complete their inspection. McColough said an employee who was in the vicinity of the fire reported feeling lightheaded and was taken to the emergency room as precaution. She is in good condition, McColough said. Original story, 11:47 a.m.: A fire apparently started in a dryer at Centre Club in Libertyville this morning, according to a dispatch alert received by Libertyville Patch. There were numerous …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The crash occurred Thursday morning in the unoccupied playground area of Rockland School.
Update, 4:45 p.m.: The man who died following the single-vehicle crash on Rockland Road has been identified as James Hall, 69, of Libertyville, said Lake County Senior Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo. The cause of death has not yet been determined. "It's in relation to the accident. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning," said Portillo. ------------ A 69-year-old man was pronounced dead at Advocate Condell Medical Center following a single-vehicle crash at Rockland School today, Dec. 6. The Libertyville Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash at 10:41 a.m., police said. Upon arrival, they found a 2007 Dodge pickup truck with extensive damage in the unoccupied playground area of Rockland School, 160 W. Rockland Road. No …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Noah Valencia was honored for his Fire Prevention Poster contest entry.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Libertyville Elementary District 70 Adler Park third-grader Noah Valencia was recently honored as the Grand Prize winner in the Fire Prevention Poster contest for the Libertyville Fire Department. Trophy winners included Copeland Manor second-grader Samantha Chen and Noah Valencia. In this photo, Adler third-grader Noah Valencia shows off his detailed model of fire safety during a Libertyville Elementary District 70 Board of Education meeting in October. Pictured here, from left to right, are: Noah; Dr. Tom Bean, director of human resources; Board Secretary Becky Deryeghiayan; Board members Julie Damenti, Jennifer Lund and Tom Vickers; and D70 Asst, Supt. of Finance and Operations Dr. Kurt Valentin. —Libertyville Elementary District 70 …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Children and families will be able to enjoy a number of different activities aimed at promoting safety.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday a 9-1-1 call came in from a resident living in the 700 block of E. Rockland Road. A fire started in the basement during rehab work, one person was taken to the hospital.
The Libertyville Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call early evening Tuesday regarding a basement fire that started during a basement remodel. Assistant Chief Bob Key said the resident of the home in the 700 block of E. Rockland Road made the emergency call just before 5:15 p.m., after observing smoke. Once on the scene, firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and get everyone out to safety. A construction worker who was performing work in the basement was taken Advocate Condell Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Key said. Libertyville Fire Department was assisted by Mundelein Fire Department and Countryside Fire Protection District. How the fire began, Key said, remains under investigation.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Children and families are invited to support the Pink Heals Tour, and earn about firefighting and life-saving techniques at the annual fire department open house.
Come on out to the Libertyville Fire Department, 1551 N. Milwaukee Ave., to learn about fire prevention and safety while supporting the Pink Heals Tour. Those who attend will be able to sign a pink firetruck that will be at the station. "The Pink Heals Tour is a national organization that paints firetrucks pink, to raise awareness for any type of cancer that women battle," said Ken Komers, assistant fire chief. Planned activities include a rollover simulation that demonstrates how people can get ejected from vehicles when they aren't fastened in. "This part of the open house promotes seat belt awareness by showing how dangerous it can be for people if they aren't bucked up," Komers said. There also will be a firefighter/divers …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Libertyville Police and Fire Departments have teamed up with the Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation to collect and dispose of unused/unwanted medications.
The Village of Libertyville and the Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have established a pill disposal and collection program. The purpose of this program is to collect and safely dispose of unwanted and unused medications, thus keeping them out of the hands of individuals who might otherwise become victims of prescription drug abuse. The problem has reached epidemic proportions and threatens the lives of millions of Americans. The Libertyville Fire Department, Libertyville Police Department and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have partnered to battle this epidemic. The pill collection unit has been installed in the Libertyville Police Department, 200 E. Cook St. The following items are acceptable for disposal: prescription …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The mutual aid agreement with Grayslake will improve the response to accidents on Route 45 between Peterson and Jones Point Roads.
The village of Libertyville recently amended its intergovernmental agreement with Grayslake to improve the response to accidents that occur on Route 45 between Peterson and Jones Point Roads. "The need to improve emergency responses on Route 45 between Peterson Road and Jones Point Road has become a priority with the completion of road work on Route 45," according to village board documents. "The now limited access highway creates a problem when responding to motor vehicle accidents for each department." Per the amended mutual aid agreement, both the Libertyville Fire Department and the Grayslake Fire Protection District will send one emergency vehicle — an ambulance or fire engine — to the scene of accidents on Route 45 between Peterson …