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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.

01/29/2012

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.

01/01/2012

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

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Blast Injures Five In Town Near Kankakee

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

08/16/2011

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Firefighters Battle Blaze At Chemical Plant Near Minooka

The explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lyondell-Bassell Equistar Division plant, at 8805 N. Tabler Rd.

07/14/2011

South Holland Hazmat

Shaft Explosion Sends Debris Flying In South Holland

Hazardous materials crews were sent out this morning after a reported explosion in a shaft in the ground.

06/14/2011

Hickory Hills House Explosion

UPDATED: Couple Survives Home Explosion In Hickory Hills

An explosion knocked an entire home off its foundation Wednesday evening in south suburban Hickory Hills, but the elderly couple inside survived.

04/28/2011

Hickory Hills House Explosion

Couple Survives Home Explosion In Hickory Hills

An explosion knocked an entire home off its foundation Wednesday evening in south suburban Hickory Hills, but the elderly couple inside survived.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Glenwood Fire

Explosion, Fire Rock Glenwood Strip Mall

Firefighters battled an explosion and fire at a strip mall in south suburban Glenwood.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

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Teen Boys Hurt In North Side Transformer Explosion

Two teenage boys playing on the roof of the vacant Edgewater Medical Center were hospitalized with trauma Friday night after an apparent electrical transformer explosion, fire officials said.

03/18/2011

Johnell Walker, 28, of the 700 block of N. Central Ave., was charged with 3 felony counts of  Arson. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged After Firework Fire Burns Baby, Displaces 36

A lover’s quarrel may have sparked an apartment fire that injured several people, including an infant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Kenosha Explosion

Homes Damaged In Kenosha Explosion

An explosion rocked a neighborhood in Kenosha overnight, leveling one home and damaging several others.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

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Suburban Chicago Fireworks Explosion Kills Man

Authorities say a 31-year-old man has died after an explosion at a personal New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the far northwestern Chicago suburb of Johnsburg.

01/02/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Dies In Firework Explosion

A Johnsburg man was killed when a large firework he lit exploded in his face and chest at a New Year’s Eve gathering at his northwest suburban home.

01/01/2011

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Slurry Flows Into Kankakee River After Blast

Fire officials say no one apparently was injured in the explosion at a wastewater treatment plant.

12/27/2010

Dry Cleaning

Altered Dry-Cleaning Labels Could Be Dangerous

The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is warning fire departments about altered labels on dry-cleaning equipment that could lead to an explosion.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

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