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.