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Coroner confirms man found in rubble of Lake Zurich house explosion was 77-year-old homeowner, who neighbors say was a ‘very nice person’

The body pulled from the rubble of the Lake Zurich house explosion has been positively identified as the 77-year-old man that lived at the house for decades, who neighbors describe as friendly and nice. The adult male body recovered on Wednesday has been identified as the homeowner and occupant of the house, 77-year-old Timothy Toczylowski, […]

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Video captures house explosion; Coroner requires additional testing to identify man found near Lake Zurich

Two kids playing basketball on a driveway near Lake Zurich received the shock of their lives when a house a couple of doors down exploded near Lake Zurich late Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the Lake County Coroner said further testing needs to be completed before the identity of the person found among the rubble of the […]

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One person confirmed dead in house explosion that sent shockwaves through a neighborhood near Lake Zurich

One person is confirmed dead following a house explosion and accompanying fire near Lake Zurich late Tuesday night that shook the Forest Lake subdivision and homes up to a mile away. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said an adult male was found among the wreckage of a home that exploded at about 8:30 […]

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‘Bravery and quick action’: 11 firefighters recognized for rescuing residents from house fire near Deerfield

11 firefighters were recognized for their “bravery and quick action” when they rescued two residents from a townhouse fire near Deerfield in April. Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Firefighter Candidates Kevin Jacks and Michael Jack; Lieutenants Alex Nunez and John McWilliams; Firefighter/Paramedics Chase Hellinger, Ben Blonsky, Steven Burnell, Scott Schmidt, Ted Kazeos and Kevin Haltman; and Battalion Chief Jason […]