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  • Wilmette police reports: Harassing text, drunk at the pump, Polo heist

    Wilmette police reports: Harassing text, drunk at the pump, Polo heist
    The following items were taken from Wilmette police reports: A man, 79, fell on gravel in the 700 block of Laramie Avenue on June 8 and was driven home by the Wilmette fire department. A woman in the 800 block of Central Avenue on June 8 said...
  • Man charged after fireworks start house fire: cops

    Man charged after fireworks start house fire: cops
    An Orland Park man was charged with misdemeanors including illegal fireworks use after he allegedly sparked a roof fire with a badly-aimed firework during an Independence Day party.  At about 9 p.m. July 4, a neighbor called 911 and reported that a...
  • No injuries in Orland Park house fire

    No injuries in Orland Park house fire
    A fire burned through the first floor of an Orland Park home and caused heavy smoke damage but no injuries Monday afternoon, Orland Fire Protection District officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 8800 block of West 147th Street at...
  • Storm tonight could bring heavy rain, large hail, 'possibly a tornado'

    Storm tonight could bring heavy rain, large hail, 'possibly a tornado'
    Early morning thunderstorms whipped up funnel clouds, downed trees and sparked at least one house fire in the northwest suburbs, but that may be only a warm-up for the second punch late this afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service is warning...
  • Extensive damage to house in Orland Park fire

    Extensive damage to house in Orland Park fire
    No one was injured in an Orland Park house fire early Thursday morning, authorities said. When Orland Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the home, in the 8100 block of Braeburn Lane, shortly after midnight, they faced heavy smoke and...
  • Lightning strike causes house fire in Oak Park

    Lightning strike causes house fire in Oak Park
    Lightning struck the top of a three-story apartment building in Oak Park shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. Apartment owner Vanessa Pico said she saw the bolt light up a balcony outside a second-story bedroom during the severe thunderstorm Monday. Her...
  • Relatives identify five victims killed in Massachusetts apartment fire

    Relatives identify five victims killed in Massachusetts apartment fire
    Relatives have identified five of the seven people killed in a massive fire that broke out in the predawn hours in a Lowell, Mass., apartment building. Family members believe that Torn Sak, his longtime partner, Ellen Vuong, and three of their...
  • Pit bull saves deaf boy from house fire

    A 2-year-old pit bull with a nose for trouble is being called a hero after waking up his deaf owner, who was asleep when a fire started at his home Wednesday. Nick Lamb, 13, said his dog, Ace, smelled the fire and licked Nick's face until he woke up and...
  • Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton

    Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton
    Lightning from storms that slammed into the Chicago area overnight touched off fires in at least two houses, including one in Wheaton that injured three firefighters and another in Schaumburg just weeks after the family moved in, officials said. In...
  • Metrolink train engine catches fire in Tustin; no injuries reported

    A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.  The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
  • 'Nothing anyone could do': 6 dead in Newark house fire are identified

    An early-morning fire killed six people after it ripped through a home in Newark, N.J., on Sunday, officials said. Essex County Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray on Sunday evening identified the dead as Salome Stewart, and her husband, Reginald Stewart,...