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    Building Explosion in Waukegan

    Just heard on CNN news that a "restaurant building" in Waukegan, IL has exploded. Anybody know anything about that? It's not on the Chicago news channel yet

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    Just saw that the explosion is at Grand and Lewis. No other news so far.
    www.chicagotribune.com

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    WAUKEGAN -- Firefighters from several departments were battling what appeared to be an explosion and fire at 1926 Grand Ave., a shopping plaza home to Tuxedo World, Cleopatra’s Unisex Hair Salon, Cellular Concepts and a travel agency. Authorities reported there are injuries.

    www.suntimes.com

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    Was it ever determined what caused the explosion in Colorado last week?

    Or what caused the explosion/fire at a shopping mall here in Stone Mountain, GA earlier this week?

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    The Mayor says there are a "multitude of injuries:"

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/plaza_exp...1eOYuPc6Cs0NUE

    Since this happened during business hours, I have a very bad feeling this is going to be a major tragedy. Prayers for everyone there, and their families.


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    OH NO... doesn't sound good. I was born in Waukegan and my grandparents lived there for many many years until they passed away. My mom was raised there. My grandpa owned an accounting firm not far from where the explosion took place.

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    Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (KJV)

    10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)

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    MSNBC reporting that a beauty salon is where the explosion orriginated from. It's thought to be a gas explosion.
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...qOagStFov6-iDA
    Beauty salon explosion injures at least six

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    CHICAGO (AFP) — An explosion in a suburban Chicago beauty salon has left at least six people hurt after it blew out shop windows and caused the roof of a small shopping center to cave in, local media reported.
    Dramatic images of the collapsed roof and debris-strewn street were captured by news crew helicopters as rescue workers searched the building for more casualties.
    "It appears to be a gas explosion at this time," Waukegan police chief Bill Biang told the Chicago Tribune

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    Not to make light of this, but I bet the fire dept. had an interesting first few moments when they arrived at the scene.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/28/pla...ion/index.html
    "Right now, we don't know if there's people still stranded inside," witness Tawana White told CNN. "There's mannequins from the salon all outside, there's water all outside, and people standing around to see what's going to happen next."
    One witness said the mannequins from the tuxedo shop looked like bodies.

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    Oh wow. My mom lives in Gurnee off Grand. This sounds awful.
    Is this close to 6 Flags?

    eta: I looked at a map and it is east of Great America.




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