| Feb 13, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Emergency crews were on-scene after the partial breakdown of a brick wall outside an Illinois unemployment office in Lombard severed a gas line this morning.
Crews from the natural gas utility Nicor, Inc., were called to the facility at 837 S....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Authorities in unincorporated Kane County in Plato Township this evening were called to the scene of a minivan that crashed into a natural gas meter, requiring the evacuation of about six nearby homes.
None of the six people inside the 2001 Chevrolet...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Ron Shockley was working on a damaged cable in Park Forest when he heard a loud blast that shook his work tent. Then a woman began screaming.
He and a co-worker ran three blocks toward the sound of the explosion and saw a woman in a nightgown standing...
| Jul 4, 2010
| 6:07 PM
Ray Hott bought a strip of land in DeKalb so he'd have a place to store his collection of cars. He converted an old union hall on the property into a part-garage, part-apartment, and planted a garden that sprouted huge tomatoes.
That was four years ago....
| Jul 16, 2010
They helped Rod Blagojevich ascend to the top of state government, and they cooperated with federal agents in bringing him down.
In between, the three former confidants made lucrative careers for themselves by trading on their access to the Democratic...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 11:58 AM
Both a gas and water main broke in Elgin overnight, causing lane closures on the city's west side.
The water main was near Kimball Middle School, 451 N. McLean Blvd., according to City Manager Sean Stegall. Crews repairing the water main then...