Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus will provide $10,000 for the village of Barrington’s purchase of two Lucas CPR mechanical assist devices. The battery-powered units enhance paramedics’ efforts for cardiac arrest patients through automated chest compressions, allowing paramedics to concentrate on more advanced resuscitative skills, such as IV access, medication delivery, defibrillation and advanced airway management.