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FIRE BLOG C

911 Calls Reporting Explosion When AB Specialty Silicones Chemical Plant Exploded in Waukegan Released

112 The calls reporting the huge explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan were released May 17, 2019. Initially dispatchers weren’t sure exactly where the explosion that had occurred at AB Specialty Silicones was located […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Identities of Three Victims of AB Specialty Silicones Fatal Explosion in Waukegan Now Released As Search for Last Missing Man Continues

121 Identities of three victims from the AB Specialty Silicones explosion that occurred Friday May 3, 2019 about 9:30 p.m. have now been released by Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. One man is still […]

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FIRE BLOG C

Victim Rescued in Waukegan Last Night Dies in Burn Unit; Search For Two Missing Employees Resumes at Site of Waukegan Chemical Plant Explosion

161 Byron Biehn, a shift supervisor, and Daniel Nicklas, a lab technician, were still missing after the explosion at AB Specialty Silicones Friday night. Workers at AB Specialty Silicones said Saturday that fellow employee Allen […]

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Gov

Negative Pressure Event: Localized Low Water Pressure in Water Main Can Temporarily Threaten Safe Water Supply

99 WHAT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY OFFICIALS MIGHT LEARN FROM THE WASHINGTON DC WATER BOIL INCIDENT OF JULY 2018 Recently several neighborhoods in the Washington D.C. area were affected by an advisory to […]

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Watches & Warnings

Air Quality Alert “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” for Most of Illinois, Including Chicagoland

31 MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL- 1257 PM CDT WED JUN 27 2012 …AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT… THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY WILL BE […]

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Weather

Air Quality Alert for Monday

31 MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL- 1041 AM CDT SUN JUL 31 2011 …AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT… THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY WILL BE […]

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Weather

Chicagoland Air Quality Alert in Effect from Sunday Through Sunday Night

33 Air Quality Alert ILZ005-006-012>014-020>022-INZ001-002-171700- MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER- 1150 AM CDT SAT JUL 16 2011 …AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT… THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF […]