Illinois News

3 believed dead, 4 hurt in Illinois silicone plant explosion

Lenzi said it's "not likely" that the three survived the Friday night explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in the Waukegan, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago. The coroner was on scene and crews are classifying the search as a recovery, he said.

Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the assailant, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, had worked at the Henry Pratt Company for 15 years before Friday's violence unfolded at the firm's sprawling warehouse in Aurora, 40 miles (65 km) west of Chicago.