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Barrington chemical cleanup to continue through Thursday morning

(BARRINGTON) Two men were injured when a pickup collided with a semi truck Tuesday evening in northwest suburban Barrington, causing a fire and chemical spill.

The pickup and semi collided about 11:30 p.m. at Route 14 and Hart Road, according to a statement from the Village of Barrington. The semi was engulfed in flames, which were brought under control in about 35 minutes.

The 35-year-old man driving the pickup and a 49-year-old man riding with him as passenger were taken to Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, authorities said. They were expected to survive. The semi driver was not hurt.

As a result of the collision, methylene diphenyl disocyanate—a substance used in the production of polyurethane—leaked onto the road, authorities said. The substance is described as an allergen and irritant, but cleanup crews were assisted by high winds on Wednesday, which dissipated the substance. The area was not considered a threat to the public outside of the contained area.

There was no risk to the water supply or the public, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Duty Officer George Krebs, said in a statement Wednesday night.

Cleanup was expected to continue through Thursday morning by specialty technicians, which closed both westbound lanes of Route 14 at Hart Road through the morning rush hour, authorities said. The public was asked to avoid the area.


Two shot in Barrington

(BARRINGTON) Two people were shot in northwest suburban Barrington early Sunday.

About 3:10 a.m., police were called to the intersection of Route 14 and Shorely Drive for a possible shooting, according to Barrington police.

Two people, whose ages and genders were not disclosed, were shot and they were taken to area hospitals, police said. Their conditions were also not specified.

Investigators believe the shooting was an isolated incident.

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Two charged with burglary at Barrington church

                Photo from Barrington Police

(BARRINGTON) Two men have been charged with breaking into a northwest suburban Barrington church Sunday afternoon.

John Ference, 38, and Steven Olcikas, 36, tried to break into a safe at St. Anne Catholic Church about 4:20 p.m., according to a statement from Barrington police.

Police were called to the church, and the men were still at the scene when officers arrived, police said.

Ference, of McHenry, and Olcikas, of Island Lake, were each charged with one felony count of burglary to a place of worship, police said. They were ordered held on a $100,000 bond each.


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