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A garage exploded in southwest suburban Alsip on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Garage Explodes In Alsip

The blast and resulting fire also damaged an above-ground swimming pool, burned some of the siding off the back of the house, and blasted a hole in the roof of a neighboring garage.

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Jennifer Plank shows how her hand was nearly severed by shrapnel. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Store-Bought Targets Are ‘Dynamite Waiting To Go Off’

Explosive target material being sold at local stores could cause injuries and death. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

06/30/2014

A large crater was created by a "hydraulic explosion" in part of the Deep Tunnel system in Calumet City, after valve designed to relieve pressure from stormwater buildup that did not vent properly. (Credit: CBS)

Heavy Rain Leads To Storm Tunnel Explosion In Calumet City

The heavy rain from Sunday’s storms overwhelmed a stormwater system in south suburban Calumet City, causing an explosion in a sewer that’s part of the Deep Tunnel system, and leaving a massive crater.

05/12/2014

This was the scene after an apparent gas explosion in far north suburban Long Grove. (CBS)

Long Grove Working With Residents To Fix Homes Damaged In Explosion

Inspectors are working with Long Grove residents whose homes were badly damaged by an explosion on Friday night.

04/28/2014

This was the scene after an apparent gas explosion in far north suburban Long Grove. (CBS)

No Injuries After House Explosion In Long Grove

No one was injured in the explosion at about 10:45 p.m. on Trenton Court in the Royal Melbourne development, officials said. Neighbors said only one woman was at the home during the blast.

04/26/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

Arson Ruled Out, Gas Leak Blamed In Joliet House Explosion

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.

03/28/2014

Smoke billows from a house-explosion scene in Joliet (Marge Brennan).

ATF, Joliet Fire Department Investigating House Explosion

Local and federal investigators were in Joliet on Tuesday, trying to determine what caused a house to explode in flames Monday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house explosion in New Lenox Monday. (CBS)

Explosion Levels Joliet Residence

Emergency officials are responding to a report of a house explosion in southwest suburban Joliet.

03/24/2014

Emergency crews responded to an explosion in a chemical lab at Northside College Prep High School on Wednesday. Three students were injured in the blast.

Five Injured After Fire At Northside College Prep High School

Four students were injured, one critically, after a fire at a North Side high school.

02/19/2014

Daniel Tatman (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Causing South Loop Explosion

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.

11/07/2013

A car crashed into a townhome complex in Hainesville, sparking a huge fire. (Credit: CaptruedNews Video)

SUV Crashes Into North Suburban Townhome, Sparking Huge Fire

The Jeep hit a gas meter at the building, and ruptured a gas line, causing an explosion that engulfed the building in flames.

10/25/2013

An explosion and fire caused part of a two-story building to collapse in the 7300 block of South Vincennes Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion, Fire Cause Partial Building Collapse In Park Manor

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.

10/15/2013

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.

08/13/2013

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LaPorte Plant Blast Kills One Person

An explosion at a fertilizer plant in northwest Indiana has killed one person.

06/24/2013

The re-assembled shell of TWA flight #800 sits inside a hangar at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) training facility during a press conference July 16, 2008 in Ashburn, Virginia. The NTSB and FAA announced a new device commonly called an 'air separater' that replaces oxygen in aircraft fuel tanks with nitrogen preventing potiential flammable vapors on the anniversary of the crash of TWA flight #800 announcing the new technology that will be required in large passenger aircraft. The flammable mixture of fuel and oxygenated air caused the catastrophic explosion of the Boeing 747 flight in 1996. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

TWA 800 Victims’ Daughter: Missile Coverup ‘Impossible”

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2013

Advanced Grinding Services. (Credit: CBS)

Safety Concerns Delay Investigation Of McCook Factory Explosion

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.

04/28/2013

Firefighters were on the scene of a big fire at a paint facility in Cary. (CBS)

Explosions, Fire At Cary Paint Plant

Firefighters were on the scene of an explosion and fire at a paint manufacturing plant that injured three people in the northwest suburbs.

03/06/2013

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Police Arrest West Suburban Man In Explosion At Neighbor’s Home

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.

01/27/2013

Explosion in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Indianapolis (CBS)

Huge Explosion In Indianapolis Still A Mystery

A huge explosion overnight left a small Indianapolis neighborhood in fear. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

CBS 2–11/11/2012

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Would-Be Pyrotehcnician Injured In Illegal Fireworks Explosion

A young man with hopes of getting a license to legally explode fireworks may have blown his chance this week.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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