I Know I Might Rile Some of You Up...

But, which industrial business is this?

Every Saturday, we will post a photo of something you might pass by every day and not notice. If you think you know where this is, write it in the comments section below.

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We're testing your knowledge of Channahon and Minooka. Let's see how you do.

The first person to guess it correctly in the comments section below will win a lovely Patch Prize.

MelissaB June 04, 2011 at 11:04 AM
Is it Lyondell?
JLO June 04, 2011 at 11:08 AM
AUX SABLE gas plant?
pamela malec June 04, 2011 at 11:32 AM
If it is the plant that caused the evacuation last Sunday . . . . . . . . where are the federal and state inspectors who would supposedly have prevented this from happening by making sure that all safety and redundant power sources were up and running??? Who is going to give the residents of Morris and Minooka a responsible reasonable and intelligent explanation for what occurred and whether we should expect it to take place again. I am furious.
Bob June 04, 2011 at 12:38 PM
Mobil Oil taken from under I-55 looking southeast????
Karen June 04, 2011 at 01:34 PM
Nicole June 04, 2011 at 01:45 PM
My husband tells the kids that's the factory where they make children. LOL
usarmy27 June 04, 2011 at 01:51 PM
@ Pamela you could have started you own comments somewhere else instead of hijacking somebody else's post. Also everything in the world is not fail safe, and if you think it is you are delusional. The place got hit by lighting and that started a domino effect. It just seems you are an arm chair quarterback. Anything and everything that has moving parts or electrical can and will fail at sometime.
J June 04, 2011 at 02:29 PM
Dawn Aulet (Editor) June 04, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Bob, you were the first one to answer correctly. Please email me an address to ship your Patch Prize. Pamela, we are working on some stories in the coming weeks about the industry in and surrounding the town(s).
Sheila m June 05, 2011 at 02:28 AM
LOL I'm using that one!
Sheila m June 05, 2011 at 02:28 AM
That's my bet, Bob.
Sheila m June 05, 2011 at 02:43 AM
Wow, Earnan, tell us what you really think. I'm not sure she was dissing local authorities, though. It isn't verboten to question the safety of the backup system that failed. I believe that was her intent, and the focus of her anger, as I read her comment. I'm also not sure what CNN has to do with it. LOL Although labelled a "precautionary measure", we all know that an evacuation is not going to occur unless there is a real fear of conditions taking a steep, instant dive, and that it was probably somewhat worse than the company will ever let on. That being said, it was a lightning strike, after all. Even with the subsequent failure of the backup, a disaster was averted thanks to the hard work of plant and local firefighters. I agree they deserve a hearty and deeply felt THANK YOU ON A JOB WELL DONE!
pamela malec June 05, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Well.....it seems there were a few raw nerves out there that got hit by my own PERSONAL VIEWS of what happened last week and why. I believe I am still entitled to those views, and to the right to express them. I DO know about safety and redundant supply sources, which is why I am questioning how seemingly easily this all went "wrong" in such a short period of time. "Redundant" means just that: enough extra that it is almost never called upon to be activated; third or fourth to be called upon. It means more than just one back-up supply. And I certainly meant no disrespect, nor did I imply any, to workers, volunteers, etc. who were trying to fix the problem once it occurred. I respect their bravery and dedication. One of them is a very close friend who has worked there for many years. It would behoove some of you as readers to take a comprehensive reading course before you put your foot in your mouth so you understand the subject matter before commenting. Thank you.
Deena June 06, 2011 at 02:34 AM
Is it Exon Mobil?
Donna June 06, 2011 at 04:38 PM
It looks like my last comment got lost so forgive me if I am repeating myself here. I think having to do with this argument that everyone is entitled to their opinion, so here is mine. A very small number of accidents that happen at these places are due to operator error. Lyondell could not help that they were struck by lightening. Things happen. It is unfortunate that it came down to an evacuation but better safe than sorry, they are looking out for the wellbeing of the people who knowingly purchased their homes in the area around a plant or refinery and then complain because they are suprised by the fact that it smells bad or accidents occur. The workers in there don't get to evacuate, they stay and put their lives in danger in order to contain the problem and keep people outside safe. Our EMS workers put themselves in the line of fire to keep people safe but instead of thanking them all for a job well done we prefer to whine and complain because we were a little inconvenienced. I am glad everyone is safe. Thank you to those of you who made that happen.


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