Building Explosion in Waukegan

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  1. STEADFAST

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    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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    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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    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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    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/ALeqM5hduwsU_br4OczZqOagStFov6-iDA
    Beauty salon explosion injures at least six

    28 minutes ago
     
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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/plaza.explosion/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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