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Male Offender of Aurora Arrested on Federal Civil Disorder Charge For Allegedly Throwing An Explosive Device at a Naperville Police Vehicle at Protest

437 A male suspect and resident of Aurora was arrested Friday June 26, 2020 on a federal civil disorder charge for allegedly throwing an explosive or incendiary device at a Naperville Police Department vehicle during […]

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US Chemical Safety Board Provide Factual Update at Press Conference About Explosion and Fire at AB Specialty Silicones, Waukegan

216 On Wednesday December 18, 2019, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a factual update into the May 3, 2019, explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, Illinois. The factual update […]

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OSHA Issues $1,591,176 in Penalties To AB Specialty Silicones After 4 Fatalities in Waukegan Plant Explosion, May 2019

1,021 Four people died in the explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in May, and now, OSHA has ordered $1.6 million in penalties. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and […]

Smoke, steam and vapor plume from semi-trailer truck fire at Multi-Pak Solutions in Mount Prospect
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Cardinal News Requesting Photos of Smoke Plume Viewed from North of the Fire Scene at Multi-Pak Solutions on Arthur Ave in Mount Prospect Near Arlington Heights

227 Cardinal News is looking for photos of the white and dark-colored smoke, vapor and steam plume from the semi-trailer truck fire at the Multi-Pak Solutions location (1804 West Central Road Mount Prospect), viewing south […]

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FIRE BLOG

Fire and Explosion in a Semi-Trailer Truck at Loading Dock on Arthur Ave South of Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect; Smoke Spreads Through Arlington Heights Neighborhoods

581 VIDEO: Fierce semi-trailer fire with explosion and collapse near factory loading dock on the north side of Multi-Pak chemical packaging company, Mount Prospect. Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:43 p.m Wednesday, August […]

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Explosion at Market on University Shopping Center; Part of Strip Mall in Plantation, Florida Destroyed

309 A large gas explosion at a shopping center in Plantation, Florida injured at least 21 people Saturday morning. Plantation firefighters, Plantation police officers, Davie police officers and Davie Fire Rescue firefighters responded Saturday morning […]

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Disaster Report

Chicago Tribune’s Charles Selle Decries Lack of Legal Attention to Ethlyene Oxide Emissions Compared to AB Specialty Silicones’ Explosion Effect on Environment

24 A lawsuit filed in June 2019 in Lake County Circuit Court against AB Specialty Silicones complains that the explosion and fire created air pollution and that the resulting firefighting operations resulted in chemicals and […]

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

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

116 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 […]