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Rockton Wants Disaster Declaration After Morris Receives Decleration

Morris battery fire in June

The Village of Rockton wants the state of Illinois to declare a disaster after the Chemtool fire. Mayor John Peterson says he will call Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office to make the request. Peterson says he doesn’t know why Pritzker’s office declared a disaster in Morris following a lithium battery factory fire, but not for Rockton. Many residents attended yesterday’s village board meeting wanting Chemtool and its parent company Lubrizol held responsible for the blaze.

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