| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For more than four weeks, a 5-foot fire hydrant stood in 12-year-old Bela Quintas' living room in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood.
Bela, a self-taught artist, transformed what was once a white fiberglass hydrant into an eye-catching representation...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:11 PM
While security was on the minds of many during their 26.2 mile journey through the city's streets, participants didn't let it stop them as the winning runner set a new course record in what has become a historic Chicago Marathon.
Dennis Kimetto of Kenya...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to say whether he got a specific pledge from legislative leaders to deal with the city’s pension mess, even as the Illinois legislature is preparing to vote in Springfield today on a state pension reform package...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 12:58 PM
You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.”
Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:55 AM
Firefighters have extinguished a fire this morning that spread from one building to an adjacent one in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood.
The fire started about 5:45 a.m. in an unoccupied 2˝-story brick home in the 4000 block of West 21st Place....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A fire that broke out in a West Side building was extinguished without any injuries this morning.
The "small working fire" started about 4:30 a.m. on the second floor of a building in the 1700 block of West 18th Place in the Heart of Chicago...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A dozen people were displaced following a fire in the South Deering neighborhood this evening, according to fire officials.
Firefighters were called to a building in the 10000 block of South Commercial Avenue a little before 7 p.m. and found a one-story...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Eleven people, including five children, were left homeless as a fire ripped through a three-story apartment in the Gresham neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
The fire was reported at 2 p.m. on the 8000 block of South May Street on the South...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Traffic on the CTA's Red Line and on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side was temporarily disrupted this afternoon after a man who was walking on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 55th Street then threatened to jump from an overpass above the tracks....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Two students were hospitalized this afternoon after a fire broke out in a chemistry lab at Lincoln Park High School, officials said.
Firefighters were called to the high school, 2001 N. Orchard St. at about noon, said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman...