Investigators have confirmed a gas leak was to blame for an explosion and fire that destroyed a house in southwest suburban Joliet earlier this week.
Local and federal investigators were in Joliet on Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house to explode in flames Monday afternoon.
Emergency officials are responding to a report of a house explosion in southwest suburban Joliet.
Four students were injured, one critically, after a fire at a North Side high school.
Daniel Tatman, 21, caused a small explosion using an “incendiary device” and marijuana in the bathroom of his apartment in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m., police said.
The Jeep hit a gas meter at the building, and ruptured a gas line, causing an explosion that engulfed the building in flames.
Fire Department officials said a blaze that led to the partial collapse of an apartment building in Park Manor appeared to be the result of arson.
A fuel pipeline exploded beneath a western Illinois cornfield, sending flames hundreds of feet into the sky and leaving a 15-foot-deep crater.
An explosion at a fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has killed one person.
A Chicago woman who lost her father and stepmother in the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 said she doesn’t believe claims made in a new documentary that the plane was brought down by a missile and was covered up by government investigators.
In McCook, work crews began the job of shoring up a fire-damaged factory after an explosion last night tore through a metals grinding plant, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.
Firefighters were on the scene of an explosion and fire at a paint manufacturing plant that injured three people in the northwest suburbs.
A west suburban man was charged Thursday with two felony counts in the case of an explosive device that damaged a home in his southeast Naperville neighborhood last fall.
A huge explosion overnight left a small Indianapolis neighborhood in fear. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.
A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.
Four teenagers were charged with aggravated assault after tossing from a car a homemade bomb that exploded near three men and a newborn baby in south suburban Country Club Hills.
An explosion Monday morning left a house on the verge of collapsing to the ground in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.
A house in southwest suburban Manhattan was leveled by an explosion Monday morning.
A federal jury in St. Louis has awarded $180 million to three men battered and burned while working in a Chester, Ill., grain bin that exploded in 2010.
A fire and explosion overnight left nine people injured at a VFW hall in Villa Park Tuesday night.