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Gas company, fire department respond to new gas leak just houses away from where Woodstock explosion occurred

A natural gas leak occurred Monday afternoon just houses away from where a gas leak-fueled explosion occurred earlier this month in Woodstock that damaged 20 buildings. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 1:20 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue for a report of a natural gas odor. Firefighters […]

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Illinois lawmaker renews call for legislation that would require gas detectors in buildings following Woodstock explosion

A state senator is renewing calls to pass a bill that would require gas detectors in residences following the gas-fueled explosion that damaged 20 buildings in Woodstock. Senate Bill 1370 was introduced in February by Illinois State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry). The bill would require at least one gas detector to be installed in any […]

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Community raises almost $50,000 for residents after 20 buildings damaged by explosion in Woodstock

The community has raised almost $50,000 for residents after 22 people were displaced and 20 buildings were damaged in Woodstock following an explosion earlier this week. A gas leak was reported by a city employee around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the area of Tryon Street and Lincoln Avenue in Woodstock. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and […]

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Worker injured after kiln reportedly explodes, causing fire inside manufacturing plant in Lincolnshire

Fire officials said a worker was injured after a kiln exploded and caused a fire to start inside a medical device manufacturing plant in Lincolnshire Thursday morning. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 9:10 a.m. Thursday to Flexan, 500 Bond Street in Lincolnshire, for an activated fire alarm. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District Battalion Chief Steve […]

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22 residents displaced after 20 buildings damaged, 2 dogs critically injured in explosion that leveled home in Woodstock

Fire officials say a total of 22 residents were displaced and 20 buildings were damaged, three of which are a complete loss, in an explosion and fire that critically injured two dogs in Woodstock Monday. The Woodstock City Manager’s office was notified around 12:30 p.m. Monday by a city employee of a gas leak in […]

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Woman receives $1 million settlement after suffering serious injury during explosion at Antioch restaurant

A Lindenhurst woman who suffered a serious injury during an explosion at an Antioch restaurant is receiving a $1 million settlement after suing the business, her lawyer said. LaVerne and Charles Burress, of Lindenhurst, went to dinner at Anastasias Restaurant and Sports Lounge on Hillside Avenue in Antioch on September 16, 2020. The couple dined […]

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Employee suffers life-threatening injuries after liquid metal explosion, fire inside manufacturing plant in Marengo

An employee suffered life-threatening injuries after a liquid metal explosion and fire inside a large manufacturing plant in Marengo Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 2:28 p.m. Tuesday to Arnold Magnetic Technologies, 300 West Street in Marengo, for a report of a commercial structure fire. Marengo Fire and […]