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.
Explosive target material being sold at local stores could cause injuries and death. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
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.
Inspectors are working with Long Grove residents whose homes were badly damaged by an explosion on Friday night.
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.
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.