First-hand accounts from Illinois runners who participated in the Boston Marathon.
Update, 8 a.m.: Officials are still searching for suspects behind the two bomb blasts that went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. At least three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy identified as Martin Richard, according to The Boston Globe. The tragedy injured more than 130 people, and the newspaper said the bombs left "the sidewalks of Boylston Street covered in blood." Authorities say no credible person or group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, according to CBS News Tuesday morning. Police have reportedly searched an apartment but have not yet identified a suspect. After the bombs exploded in Boston, New York City also went on high alert, CBS News reported this morning. Related News from the…
A chemical reaction may have caused the explosion at an Arlington Heights business Tuesday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
- On Patch.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
An explosion that left an entire building faceless was initially thought to be the cause of a gas leak. Yet after an extensive investigation, fire officials have concluded that the act was arson.
A blast that blew off the entire front portion of an apartment building last December was initially thought to be caused by a gas leak. Morton Grove firefighters responded to the explosion on the day it happened. However, an investigation released by the Skokie Fire Department earlier this month revealed that the blast was in fact arson. Now, the Skokie Police Department has charged Stefan Kogut, 53, of the 100 block of West Ridge Ave., with two counts of arson on Monday. It is alleged that Kogut intentionally set off the explosion that left the apartment building at 8734 Kimball Avenue, Skokie, faceless. Kogut was the only person injured after the blast and was found near the building's rubble. He would later be transported to St. …