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LaSalle Wildfire
4:44 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Update: Wildfire Near Starved Rock Is Out

Fire officials say a wildfire in LaSalle County is no longer burning. The situation caused road closures Tuesday and prompted warnings for people with breathing difficulties.


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Education
9:25 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate

capl.washjeff.edu

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install sprinklers by 2013.  The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don't comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014.

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Community
5:07 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Massive mulch fire closes Route 76 north of Belvidere

Boone County mulch fire, May 18, 2012
Steve Rapp

A massive mulch fire is causing headaches for travelers and residents in northern Boone County. 

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Local
6:46 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Businesses Move On After Factory Fire

Piles of debris remain at a large-manufacturing complex in northern Illinois.  The old Westclox factory in Peru sustained damage in a New Year’s Eve fire authorities say was caused by arsonists. 

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