fire http://northernpublicradio.org en Update: Wildfire Near Starved Rock Is Out http://northernpublicradio.org/post/update-wildfire-near-starved-rock-out <P>Fire officials say&nbsp;a wildfire in LaSalle County is no longer burning. The situation caused road closures Tuesday&nbsp;and prompted&nbsp;warnings for people with breathing difficulties.</P> <P> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:44:41 +0000 Susan Stephens & Mike Moen 18217 at http://northernpublicradio.org Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/area-colleges-working-comply-sprinkler-mandate <p dir="ltr">Gov. Pat Quinn has signed <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4757&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=64631&amp;SessionID=84" target="_blank">legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install <span class="il">sprinklers</span></a> by 2013.&nbsp; The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don&#39;t comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:25:49 +0000 Jenna Dooley 16407 at http://northernpublicradio.org Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate Massive mulch fire closes Route 76 north of Belvidere http://northernpublicradio.org/post/massive-mulch-fire-closes-route-76-north-belvidere <p>A massive mulch fire is causing headaches for travelers and residents in northern Boone County.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 22:07:01 +0000 Susan Stephens 11972 at http://northernpublicradio.org Massive mulch fire closes Route 76 north of Belvidere Businesses Move On After Factory Fire http://northernpublicradio.org/post/businesses-move-after-factory-fire-0 <p>Piles of debris remain at a large-manufacturing complex in northern Illinois.&nbsp; The old Westclox factory in Peru sustained damage in a New Year&rsquo;s Eve fire authorities say was caused by arsonists.&nbsp; Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:46:18 +0000 Mike Moen 5744 at http://northernpublicradio.org Businesses Move On After Factory Fire