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Fires & Explosions

Update on Homer Glen Gas Explosion

News reports on the house in Homer Glen that exploded yesterday (Dec. 15, 2016) following an apparent Nicor gas leak show a residence that is completely destroyed. The father and daughter who lived in that home remain at Loyola Medical Center, and the entire Chicago area prays for their recovery. Homer Glen officials reportedly are allowing some of the nearly two dozen evacuated residents in...
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Two People Injured in Gas Explosion of Their Homer Glen House

Two family members were injured late Thursday afternoon when their house exploded in southwest suburban Homer Glen due to what officials on the scene are attributing to a gas leak.Neighbors reported the smell of gas outside before the house exploded at the intersection of South Parker Road and 143rd Street. People within a two-mile radius were asked to evacuate the area and were put up...
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Fire on the 50th Floor at John Hancock Building Injures Five

A fire broke out in an apartment on the 50th floor of the John Hancock Building Saturday afternoon (Nov. 21, 2015) on Michigan Avenue as thousands prepared to watch the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival that included a parade of 40 floats in anticipation of the holiday season.Five people were injured, most suffering smoke inhalation. Among the injured was a Chicago police officer. The apartment dweller...
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Record-Setting $16 Million Verdict in Carroll County Obtained by Clifford Law Offices

Kevin P. Durkin and Sean P. Driscoll, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a record $16 million verdict on behalf of two families whose sons were killed in a grain bin entrapment incident in northwestern Illinois.Following a two-and-a-half-week trial, the Carroll County jury deliberated just eight hours before granting $8 million to each of the two plaintiffs' families who were working at Haasbach at a...
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