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Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Homes In South Shore

The leak happened just before 11 p.m. near 80th Street and Crandon Avenue. A 20- to 24-inch underground main was leaking, filling the air with the smell of gas, and creating some tense moments as neighbors were told to evacuate their homes.

03/26/2015

Several homes were without heat in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Several Homes In Gage Park Without Heat After Gas Leak

About half-dozen homes were without heat after a gas leak in the Gage Park neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday evening.

01/13/2015

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Metra Train Stopped Near Prairie Grove For Gas Leak

Inbound train No. 114, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 12:35 p.m., is stopped near Prairie Grove due to a Nicor gas leak, according to Metra’s website. The train is currently about 50 minutes late.

01/06/2015

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Service Restored To Hundreds Of Homes After Gas Break In Rogers Park

The leak was reported in the 2500 block of West Fargo in the Rogers Park neighborhood, according to Fire Media Affairs.

12/26/2014

Fire Department crews investigate a natural gas odor in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Christopher Mulka)

Crews Investigate Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park, But Find No Leak

Fire Department crews blanketed the Lincoln Park area on Thursday afternoon, after several residents and businesses reported smelling natural gas around Willow and Sheffield.

09/05/2014

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South Loop Stores Evacuated After Gas Leak

Several stores in the South Loop are being evacuated after a gas leak was reported Monday morning.

08/18/2014

A leaking gas main outside the north entrance to Brookfield Zoo forced the closure of the north parking lot on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Brookfield Zoo Parking Lots Closed After Gas Main Break

The main entrance at Brookfield Zoo had to be closed Friday after a gas main break nearby, and its smaller south parking lot quickly filled to capacity.

08/08/2014

Authorities investigate after a person was found dead inside a southwest suburban Oak Lawn home Wednesday evening by crews responding to a gas leak, according to police. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Oak Lawn Man Attempts Suicide With Gas Leak After Brother Dies

Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.

04/24/2014

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

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Gas Leak Near Cicero Schools Sends Children To Hospitals

Nearly 40 children were sent to the hospital and two Cicero Elementary schools were closed after reports of a gas leak in the area.

11/21/2013

Four buildings at the University of Illinois at Chicago were evacuated on Sept. 24, 2013, after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line. (Photo courtesy: Chris Matocha)

Four Buildings At UIC Evacuated For Gas Leak

A Level 2 HazMat response was called when a construction company hit a small gas line at 900 W. Taylor St.

09/24/2013

Residents Evacuated After South Side Gas Leak

Residents were evacuated on Tuesday morning following a gas leak on the South Side.

06/11/2013

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Gas Leak, Fire Force Evacuation In Lyons

Homes were evacuated in Lyons Thursday morning, as a gas leak erupted and led a fire to break out.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Multiple Reports Of Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park

Police are investigating multiple reports of a smell of natural gas in and around the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

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Gas Main Rupture Prompts Evacuation In Little Village

A building in the Little Village neighborhood was evacuated Wednesday morning, after a construction crew struck a gas main.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Gas Leak Blocks Off Canal Street In South Loop

A gas leak caused traffic headaches in a busy part of the South Loop Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

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No Injuries Reported From South Side Gas Leak

A South Side block was evacuated briefly Monday morning after a water crew struck a gas main.

11/28/2011

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Four Hospitalized After NW Side Gas Leak

Four people were hospitalized — two in critical condition — after becoming sick from a gas leak Saturday evening in the Logan Square neighborhood.

10/22/2011

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Cop, Firefighter Hurt In Crash At Scene Of Gas Leak

A 19-year-old southwest suburban woman has been ticketed after crashing into a police squad car as an officer directed traffic at the scene of a gas leak Saturday afternoon on the Southwest Side.

10/17/2011

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cop, Fireman Hit By Vehicles While Directing Traffic

Two separate vehicles struck a Chicago Police officer and firefighter who were directing traffic at the scene of gas leak Saturday afternoon in the Far Southwest Side Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

10/15/2011

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