STREATOR -- LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois.
The LaSalle County Coroner's Office confirmed the death following the explosion late Monday in southwest Streator. It didn't provide details on the person's age or gender.
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Police and fire officials declined to provide details to the Chicago Sun-Times early Thursday. It's unclear what caused the blast.
Neighbors say they felt and heard the explosion around 11:30 p.m. Monday. They say a mother and son lived in the home.
The home was destroyed and surrounding houses were damaged.
Streator is about 60 miles southwest of Joliet.