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.
Morris battery fire in June