Archive for August 15th, 2022

Plane crash in Hanna City, IL 8-13-22

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Two people were killed Saturday when a single-engine plane crashed on a roadway in the small central Illinois community of Hanna City at about 12:30 p.m. on Route 116. The Peoria County  coroner said  that two people who have not been identified were killed.  

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of the Mooney M20K plane.

Hanna City is about 11 miles west of Peoria.; #MooneyM20Kplanecrash;#planecrash; #HannaCity;

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Gurnee Fire Department news

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At approximately 7:50 p.m. Sunday, three people were hurt by gunshots in the parking lot at Six Flags Great America. Gurnee police said that an initial investigation showed that a white sedan entered the parking lot of the theme park and drove towards the front entrance. More than one person exited the vehicle and began shooting towards an individual who was in the parking lot. The suspects then got back into the car and drove away from the scene.

The injured include a 17-year-old male from Aurora that sustained a gunshot wound to the upper thigh, and a 19-year-old female from Appleton, Wisconsin who sustained a gunshot wound to the lower leg. Both were transported to a nearby hospital. A third person sustained a shoulder injury and declined transportation to the hospital.

Officers from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the nearby communities of North Chicago, Waukegan and Vernon Hills also responded to the scene.

The shooting remains under investigation and police are still searching for the suspects.

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Prospect Heights Fire Protection District news

From the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District:

Battalion Chief Recruitment

Currently the PHFD has one shift without a battalion chief. Under the recently adopted collective bargaining agreement the fire chief is entrusted to appoint the battalion chief. The PHFD has fewer candidates for battalion chief than desired as a result of several 

personnel actions in the past few years that included the PHFD’s transition from some part time officers to all full time officers and an increase in the number of full time firefighter/paramedics. Therefore, the PHFD is conducting a search for external candidates for battalion chief. Any identified external candidates will be evaluated with the internal candidates in an effort to identify the best candidate for battalion chief. It is anticipated that the review, selection, and appointment will occur in the next 90 days.

Link to Complete Recruitment Document and How to Apply

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