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Illinois Suspends 12 Rides After Deadly Ohio State Fair Accident - Patch.com


Patch.com

Illinois Suspends 12 Rides After Deadly Ohio State Fair Accident
Patch.com
SPRINGFIELD, IL β€” A day after a horrific accident left a teenager dead and several others injured at the Ohio State Fair, the Illinois Department of Labor has suspended the use of a dozen rides at county fairs, fests and the Illinois State Fair. In a ...
Illinois suspends use of 12 rides after deadly Ohio accidentWGN-TV
'Freak Out' ride canceled at Illinois State Fair after Ohio accidentThe State Journal-Register
Illinois labor department pulls Fire Ball ridesWAND
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Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:41:46 GMT



Lighting strike blamed for late night garage fire - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Lighting strike blamed for late night garage fire
FOX Illinois
The Illinois Department of Labor said Thursday that it was suspending all rides similar to the Fire Ball ride until further notice. State officials said inspectors are notifying operators to suspend the operation of the three Fire Ball rides, eight ...


Posted on Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:48:45 GMT



HVAC unit causes fire at Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - FOX Illinois


HVAC unit causes fire at Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
FOX Illinois
The Springfield Fire Department says the flames were contained to the loading docks, but some smoke did get inside the building. The fire was put out in about 15 minutes. Fire Chief Barry Helmrichs says it's not uncommon for HVAC systems to overheat in ...

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:24:11 GMT



Illinois Department of Labor responds to Ohio State Fair incident - Metropolis Planet


Illinois Department of Labor responds to Ohio State Fair incident
Metropolis Planet
IDOL's Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Division inspectors are notifying operators to suspend operation of the Fire Ball and other similar rides. That includes three Fire Ball rides, eight Freak Out rides, and one Extreme ride that are in Illinois.

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Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:33:00 GMT



Illinois Capitol reopens after lockdown, no hazardous materials found - Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune

Illinois Capitol reopens after lockdown, no hazardous materials found
Chicago Tribune
The Springfield Fire Department's hazmat team responded to the statehouse around 1:30 p.m., when the building was placed on lockdown with roughly 500 people inside, Fire Marshal Chris Richmond said. The team discovered the powdery substance in ...
Illinois State Capitol reopens after powdery substance deemed harmlessPeoria Journal Star
House overrides Rauner; 2-year state budget impasse endsThe State Journal-Register
Illinois Capitol placed on lockdown after woman throws unidentified white powder in officeBusiness Insider
Chicago Daily Herald -Kankakee Daily Journal
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Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:20:31 GMT



Illinois unemployment rate and labor force both down - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Illinois unemployment rate and labor force both down
FOX Illinois
β€œIt has a number of different impacts, but overall, in general, it could mean the population is shrinking,” said Barton Lorimor, with the Illinois Department of Labor Statistics. In Illinois the labor force was down this June by 62,000, but throughout ...

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Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:15:58 GMT



Man arrested in crash has history of fleeing police - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Man arrested in crash has history of fleeing police
The State Journal-Register
The Illinois State Police and the Springfield Fire Dept. work the scene of a four vehicle crash caused by the white Kia sedan, right, after the driver fled from law enforcement at the intersection of South Grand Avenue and South Spring Street ...


Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:39:06 GMT



Thumbs up: To reducing erosion and runoff into Lake Springfield - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Thumbs up: To reducing erosion and runoff into Lake Springfield
The State Journal-Register
Thumbs Up: To City, Water Light and Power, the Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District and local farmers who are working together to reduce the amount of soil erosion and runoff into Lake Springfield. The City Council recently approved ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:39:59 GMT



Around the state 7-27-17 - MyWebTimes.com


Around the state 7-27-17
MyWebTimes.com
The Illinois Department of Labor said Thursday that it was suspending all similar rides until further notice. State officials say that includes three Fire Ball rides, eight Freak Out rides and one Extreme ride in Illinois. The suspension affects one ...

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Posted on Fri, 28 Jul 2017 03:12:49 GMT



Man wanted on warrant arrested after crash at Spring, South Grand - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Man wanted on warrant arrested after crash at Spring, South Grand
The State Journal-Register
A man wanted on a warrant allegedly fled from police and caused a four-vehicle crash in Springfield Wednesday afternoon that sent two people to the hospital. The man, whose name was not immediately available, tried to run but was subdued and arrested ...

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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:08:34 GMT



 

 
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