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  • Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire

    Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire
    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...
  • Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship

    Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship
    By all accounts, Heather Mack's relationship with her mother was volatile, with police often called to their former home in Oak Park. Now, after Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found on Tuesday stuffed inside a suitcase at a luxury resort in Bali,...
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in the  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Security guard for Chicago rapper Twista found shot to death, burned in South Side home

    Security guard for Chicago rapper Twista found shot to death, burned in South Side home
    A man who did security work for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death and lit on fire in a South Side home Friday. The man was identified as Davy Easterling by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Sunday. Easterling was found in...
  • Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash

    Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash
    Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated. "He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker." Petrella had...
  • Man shot in Evanston

    Man shot in Evanston
    An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said. The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said. The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
  • Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive

    Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive
    Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions. "You can't miss it," he said into his...
  • New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago Marathon

    New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago Marathon
    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...
  • At least 13 shot citywide

    At least 13 shot citywide
    A man was shot multiple times in the Sheridan Park neighborhood last night and left in critical condition, one of at least 13 people shot across the city Friday and early Saturday morning, officials said. Paramedics were called to the 1200 block of West...
  • 3 men wounded in West Englewood shooting

    3 men wounded in West Englewood shooting
    At least three men were shot and taken to hospitals tonight in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department and police.  The shooting occurred in the 5900 block of South Wood Street, according to the Chicago Fire Department....