Welding

Emergency crews at the scene of a Carol Stream machinery plant where a person was killed Monday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Killed In Explosion At Carol Stream Manufacturing Plant

Chad Nelson, 35, was welding metal machinery about 9:30 p.m. at Maac Machinery at 590 Tower Blvd. in Carol Stream when there was a “catastrophic failure,” according to the DuPage County coroner’s office. An estimated 200-gallon air tank exploded while being tested for leaks.

02/03/2015

Rauner-vocational-training

It Takes Money To Save Money, Rauner Administration Signals

The new governor created a whole new level of government, purportedly to save money. And then, after demanding a 20 percent cut in higher education budgets, he gave his blessing to an expensive new vocational training program.

01/23/2015

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

Daley Center Fire Scare

Welding Prompts Fire Scare At Daley Center

Fire crews were summoned to the Daley Center courthouse and office building Wednesday morning, after a judge reported smelling smoke in her courtroom.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011