| Aug 10, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Two people were seriously hurt when the vehicle they were in rear-ended a fire truck on the scene of another crash this morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side, authorities said.
The first wreck happened about 5:50 a.m. on the Bishop...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:06 AM
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides.
The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
An 18-year-old man was shot to death near the border of the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods on the South Side this morning, officials said.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired around 7:35 a.m. and found the man lying in the street...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed Wednesday afternoon, along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said.
A Level II hazardous...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:29 AM
A man was killed and two teenagers wounded Tuesday night in one of six shootings across the city since early afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. A...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."...
| Aug 18, 2014
Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
A retired 93-year old priest fell into Monroe Harbor in his wheelchair this afternoon after he and his caretaker were distracted by the Chicago Air and Water Show, officials said.
The man was pulled from Lake Michigan near the Chicago Yacht Club by good...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Shootings Sunday morning and into the night on Chicago's South Side left two people dead in a domestic related murder-suicide and another six wounded, according to police.
The two fatalities occurred in an incident in the 400 block of West 104th...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
A toddler was taken to a hospital in serious condition after she fell from a second-floor window on the West Side, police and fire officials said.
It happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Trumbull Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Chicago firefighters are battling an electrical fire in a high-rise building near the University of Chicago campus, authorities said.
Around 4 p.m. today, fire crews responded to 5825 S. Dorchester Ave., where electric transformers in the basement of an...