Hampshire firefighters inspecting warehouse structure after explosion inside (SOURCE: Hampshire Fire Protection District)
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One Killed, One Critically Injured in Explosion at Construction Materials Manufacturing Plant in Hampshire

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Hampshire responded about 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 to a report of an explosion in “Building P” of the W.R. Meadows Inc. manufacturing complex, 300 Industrial Drive in Hampshire. […]

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Fire Destroys House on Riverview Drive East, North of Highland Ave in Unincorporated Algonquin

An extra-alarm fire destroyed a house northeast of Presidential Park in unincorporated Algonquin Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics from Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and police from Algonquin and the McHenry County Sheriff’s […]

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

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 because […]

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Final Missing Victim Found in Ruins of AB Specialty Silicones Building at Sunset Ave and Northwestern Ave in Waukegan

The Lake County Coroner on Wednesday May 8, 2019 said the remains of the final missing victim of the AB Specialty Silicones explosion on Friday May 3, 2019 at about 9:30 p.m. were found under […]

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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

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 missing […]

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

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 Stevens […]