| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:13 AM
Ryan Franzen always knew he'd become a Chicago firefighter.
His father, Jim Franzen, was a Chicago firefighter. And his grandfather Richard Franzen died in the line of duty.
"He was hurt after a fire in Englewood. He was holding on to the truck and...
| 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."...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A fire inside a vacant South Side building sent a squatter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation Friday evening.
The victim was not burned and was in good condition when taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital following the fire in the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:46 AM
A fire that ripped through an apartment building on Chicago's south side Monday killed four children trapped inside and injured their mother and her boyfriend as they jumped from a window to escape the flames, officials said.
The siblings ranged in...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
One man was injured and several people displaced by a house fire in the Gresham neighborhood this evening, authorities said.
Fire crews were called to the 8900 block of South Paulina Street a little after 7 p.m. Crews found a fire in the basement of a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Chicago firefighters spent most of the night battling an extra-alarm blaze in the Englewood neighborhood that started in the basement of a commercial building and burst through the roof of the third floor.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which was...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Four men were shot dead in separate attacks early Sunday morning and at least 13 other people have been wounded during shootings since Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood at...
| 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 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 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 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...