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Man charged with committing arson fire that burned down his mother’s home in Libertyville

A man has been charged with committing arson after he allegedly lit his mother’s house on fire in Libertyville last week. His mother had an active order of protection against him, records show. The Libertyville Fire Department and Libertyville Police Department responded around 6:40 p.m. on October 10 to the 500 block of East Golf […]

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State fire marshal investigating after fire, possible explosion heavily damage house in Libertyville

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is assisting in an investigation after a fire and possibly an explosion heavily damaged a home in Libertyville Monday evening. The Libertyville Fire Department and Libertyville Police Department responded around 6:40 p.m. Monday to the 500 block of East Golf Road in Libertyville for a structure fire. […]

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Lake Forest-based paper mill company to pay $2.5 million following explosion that killed 3, injured 7 in Louisiana

A Lake Forest-based paper mill company has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice following an explosion that killed three workers and injured others in Louisiana. The Packaging Corporation of America agreed to pay the settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act’s General […]

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Company reaches agreement in lawsuit brought by attorney general for explosion that killed 4 at Waukegan plant

AB Specialty Silicones has agreed to stop producing certain products and pay a fine following a lawsuit by the attorney general’s office after an explosion at their Waukegan plant killed four employees in 2019. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a video in April giving a detailed recreation of the May 3, […]

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Federal agency releases video recreation of how massive explosion occurred at Waukegan plant that killed 4

Federal officials this week released a video recreation showing what exactly caused a massive explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan that killed four employees in 2019. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released the video on Thursday explaining the May 3, 2019, blast at an AB Specialty Silicones plant near […]