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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

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

152 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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Man Unresponsive Underground; Dies Under Manhole Near St John Evangelist Catholic Church, S Park Blvd, Streamwood

201 Streamwood police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:18 PM Wednesday October 25, 2017 to a report of a man unresponsive in a sewer system, 501 South Park Boulevard Streamwood, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a […]

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Girl Falls in Hole: Retention Pond Grating Collapsed During Run in Gym Class, Richard Ira Jones Middle School, Plainfield

31 Plainfield police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:30 a.m. Friday to a report that a girl fell in a hole near a retention pond at 15302 Wallin Drive in Plainfield near Richard Ira Jones Middle […]

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Raging Buffalo Snow Board Park Accident: Teen’s Arm Trapped in Conveyor Lift Gear, Rescued Airlifted in Algonquin

66 Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:47 p.m. Sunday to a report of a teen trapped in a ski lift conveyor gear at Raging Buffalo Park, 19N475 Route 31 in Dundee. Firefighters on […]