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LaPorte Plant Blast Kills One Person

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


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

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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.


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.


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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.


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


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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4 Teens Arrested For Detonating Homemade Bomb

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.


Normal Avenue Explosion

Explosion Rips Through House In Auburn-Gresham Neighborhood

An explosion Monday morning left a house on the verge of collapsing to the ground in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

A home at 25831 Redstone in Manhattan Township was leveled by an explosion on July 19, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Explosion Destroys House In Suburban Manhattan

A house in southwest suburban Manhattan was leveled by an explosion Monday morning.


Scales Of Justice

Jury Awards $180 Million To Men Burned In Grain Bin Explosion

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.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

VFW Hall Fire

9 Hurt In Fire, Explosion At Villa Park VFW Post

A fire and explosion overnight left nine people injured at a VFW hall in Villa Park Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Arlington Heights Explosion

1 Dead, 10 Hospitalized In Arlington Heights Explosion

One person was killed Tuesday morning, and 10 others were injured, in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in Arlington Heights.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

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Man Charged In Connection With Explosion At His Deerfield Home

Police have charged a Deerfield man with two felonies in connection with a Jan. 2 explosion and fire that burned him.


An explosion blew out the roof of an apartment building at 8734 Kimball Av. in Skokie on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Explosion May Have Been Arson, Report Says

A Skokie two-flat that destroyed by an explosion and fire last month may have been set ablaze intentionally.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Explosion, Fire Destroy South Suburban Restaurant

A massive fire destroyed a one-story building that housed a Chinese restaurant in south suburban Worth on Saturday after bystanders said they heard a loud explosion.


O'Hare International Airport

Battery Explosion At O’Hare Prompts Emergency Response

A battery inside a checked piece of baggage exploded at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, injuring a baggage handler.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Man Dies In Hoffman Estates Explosion

A Hoffman Estates man is dead, after suffering burns all over his body during a fire and explosion at his home on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

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Blast Injures Five In Town Near Kankakee

An explosion near the town of Herscher has injured five people.