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Nicor Gas Brings Natural Gas Safety Program to 43 Northern Illinois Communities

Events coincide with National Fire Prevention Week

September 19, 2013

NAPERVILLE, IL – Sept. 19, 2013 – As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting safety, Nicor Gas will bring its natural gas safety program to 43 communities across its northern Illinois service territory. The public education events, which provide important information that can help to keep residents and their families protected, will take place at several fire department open houses. The program is being held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12).

“For nearly a decade, we have partnered with local fire departments to promote our shared goal of ensuring the safety of the communities where we live and provide natural gas service,” said Beth Reese, president, Nicor Gas. “For us, the open house events are an opportunity to connect with our customers and demonstrate our dedication to their well-being by helping them learn more about keeping their homes safe.”

The program, which runs through Oct. 13, focuses on natural gas safety in and around the home. It features a large tabletop display of a family home and hands-on demonstrations by Nicor Gas employee volunteers of important safety measures. Scratch ‘n Sniff cards also will be provided to help residents better identify a gas leak. The cards emit the odor of sulfur, a substance added to natural gas to make it smell like rotten eggs. At each event, children will have an opportunity to play an interactive video game to test their knowledge about natural gas.

To learn more about natural gas safety, visit www.nicorgas.com/Safety. Children can also visit the new kids natural gas safety page at www.nicorgas.com/Sniffy.

The following is a schedule of the upcoming Nicor Gas safety events:


Fire Department

Location

Date & Time

Buffalo Grove Fire Department

109 Deerfield Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Sat., Sept. 21
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

North Main Fire Department

9301 N. Potter Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Sat., Sept. 21
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Roselle Fire Department

100 E. Maple Ave.
Roselle, IL 60172

Sat., Sept. 21
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rush Copley Medical Center
“Play it Safe” Event

Rush Copley Healthplex
1900 Ogden Ave.
Aurora, IL 60504

Sat., Sept. 21
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hamilton Safety Expo

Hamilton City Park
Keokuk Street
Between N. 7th and N. 9th streets

Sat., Sept. 21
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pleasantview Fire Protection District
(LaGrange Highlands)

1970 Plainfield Rd.
LaGrange Highlands, IL 60525

Sat., Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Frankfort Fire District

Home Depot
20101 S. LaGrange Rd.
Frankfort, IL 60423

Sat., Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ottawa Fire Department

Corner of Columbus & Madison streets
Ottawa, IL 61350

Sat., Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mt. Prospect Fire Department

112 E. Northwest Highway
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Sat., Sept. 28
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Bloomingdale & Glendale Heights
Fire Protection

Glendale Height Sports Hub
250 Civic Plaza (Fullerton)
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Wed., Oct. 2
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Crystal Lake Fire Rescue

100 W. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Sat., Oct. 5
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Fire Department

524 Pennsylvania Ave.
(Main & Pennsylvania avenues)
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Sat., Oct. 5
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

East Joliet Fire Protection District

911 S. Briggs St.
Joliet, IL 60433

Sat., Oct. 5
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Winfield Fire Department

17W 530 High Lake Rd.
Winfield, IL 60190

Sat., Oct. 5
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LaGrange Fire Department

300 W. Burlington Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525

Sat., Oct. 5
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Park Ridge Fire Department

1000 N. Greenwood Ave.
Park Ridge, IL
60068

Sat., Oct. 5
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Plainfield Fire Protection District

23806 W. 135th St.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Sat., Oct. 5
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Palatine Fire Department

220 West Illinois St.
Palatine, IL 60067

Sat., Oct. 5
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Romeoville Fire Department

698 Birch Lane
Romeoville, IL 60446

Sat., Oct. 5
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Streamwood Fire Department

900 W. Irving Park Rd.
Streamwood, IL 60107

Sat., Oct. 5
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Evanston Fire Department

1332 Emerson St.
Evanston, IL60201

Sat., Oct. 6
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Elmhurst Fire Department

601 S. York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Sun., Oct. 6
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Manteno Community Fire Protection

13 S. Walnut Street
Manteno, IL 60950

Sun., Oct 6
12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Batavia Fire Department

1400 Main St.
Batavia, IL 60510

Sun., Oct 6
12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lemont Fire Protection

15900 New Ave.
Lemont, IL 60439

Sun., Oct. 6
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lombard Fire Department

50 East St. Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

Mon., Oct. 7
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Western Springs Fire Department

4353 Wolf Rd.
Western Springs, IL 60558

Mon., Oct. 7
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Downers Grove Fire Department

6701 Main St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Wed., Oct. 9
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hinsdale Fire Department

121 Symonds Dr.
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Sat., Oct 12
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Northbrook Fire Department

740 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Sat., Oct. 12
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bristol Kendall Fire Protection
(Yorkville)

103 E. Beaver St.
Yorkville, IL 60560

Sat., Oct. 12
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Alsip Fire Department

Station 2
11946 S. Laramie Ave.
Alsip, IL 60803

Sat., Oct. 12
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arlington Heights Fire Department

300 East Sigwalt St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Sat., Oct. 12
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Elgin Fire Department

650 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123

Sat., Oct. 12
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Harvey Fire Department

15600 Center Ave.
Harvey, IL 60426

Sat., Oct. 12
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Marseilles Fire Department

205 Lincoln St.
Marseilles, IL 61341

Sat., Oct. 12
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

New Lenox Fire Protection

261 E. Maple St.
New Lenox, IL 60451

Sat., Oct. 12
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

River Forest Fire Department

400 Park Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Sat., Oct. 12
10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.

Villa Park Fire Department

1440 S. Ardmore Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Sat., Oct. 12
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Elk Grove Fire Department

101 Biesterfield Rd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Sun., Oct. 13
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Limestone Fire Protection
(Kankakee)

4948 W. State Route 17
Kankakee, IL 60901

Sun., Oct. 13
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

La Grange Park Fire Department

447 N. Catherine Ave.
La Grange Park, IL 60526

Sun., Oct. 13
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Westmont Fire Department

6015 South Cass Ave.
Westmont, IL 60559

Sun., Oct. 13
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves approximately 630,000 retail energy customers and approximately 1.2 million customer service contracts through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management, ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities, and ownership of Tropical Shipping, one of the largest containerized cargo carriers serving the Bahamas and Caribbean region. AGL Resources is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.

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