The flooded Illinois River near Ottawa, not far from Utica and Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Glen Schieberl)

Flooding Along Illinois River Prompts Evacuations In Utica

The Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.


A fuel pipeline carrying a mixture of ethane and propane exploded beneath a cornfield in Whiteside County, Ill. on Aug. 13, 2013. (Credit: YouTube)

No Injuries In Fuel Pipeline Explosion Near Iowa Border

A fuel pipeline exploded beneath a western Illinois cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the sky and leaving a 15-foot-deep crater.


Lyons Gas Fire

Gas Leak, Fire Force Evacuation In Lyons

Homes were evacuated in Lyons Thursday morning, as a gas leak erupted and led a fire to break out.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Gas Main Break Forces Evacuations In Uptown

A 6-inch gas main broke in front of a high-rise in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday morning, prompting authorities to evacuate the area.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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Hundreds Evacuated From Nursing Home Fire

A nursing home in south suburban Robbins was evacuated after a fire early Monday, displacing at least 400 people.