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  • Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems

    Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems
    Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking turned compulsive after he went through a divorce a few years ago, consuming his life until he knew he needed...
  • Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit

     Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit
    The family of a 10-year-old boy who died in an apartment fire this month in Chicago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, alleging the building owners failed to provide working smoke detectors. The suit, which seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claims apartment...
  • No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

    No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office
    No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South Loop, officials said. The blaze broke out about 8:20 a.m. in a vent above railroad tracks that has been a...
  • Fire Department: Natural gas buildup likely led to South Side building collapse

    Fire Department: Natural gas buildup likely led to South Side building collapse
    An explosion of built-up natural gas from a leak likely caused the collapse of a three-story condominium building in the Washington Park neighborhood over the weekend, the Chicago Fire Department determined Tuesday. Neighbors had described hearing a...
  • Cause of building collapse that injured 2 women under investigation

    Cause of building collapse that injured 2 women under investigation
    Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a three-story condominium apartment building to collapse in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, injuring two women who were pulled from the rubble along with a dog. "We're not sure if...
  • Macy's cited after 4 employees hurt while making breakfast

    Macy's cited after 4 employees hurt while making breakfast
    The Chicago Fire Department cited Macy's for violating safety protocols after four employees at its State Street store were injured, one seriously, when a small butane tank ruptured before the store opened Friday morning, officials said. The...
  • Peoples Gas: Heat should be back in Edison Park homes by midday

    Peoples Gas: Heat should be back in Edison Park homes by midday
    Heat should be restored by midday to more than 80 Edison Park homes after work crews ruptured a main and cut off gas overnight, officials said. The natural gas main was damaged about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 6700 block of North Oconto Avenue,...
  • 4 shot, 1 fatally, in Humboldt Park are casualties of ongoing clash

    4 shot, 1 fatally, in Humboldt Park are casualties of ongoing clash
    Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to police and neighbors. The...
  • 5 children, 2 adults injured in Jackson Park crash

    5 children, 2 adults injured in Jackson Park crash
    Five children and two adults were critically injured in a single-car crash in Jackson Park overnight Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the scene of the accident at East Marquette Drive and South Richards Drive about midnight and...
  • Man leaps from burning West Side hotel

    Man leaps from burning West Side hotel
    A man jumped from a third-story window during an extra-alarm fire Saturday morning on the West Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Three other people...
  • Man injured, 12 displaced in South Side fire

    Man injured, 12 displaced in South Side fire
    A man was injured and 12 other people were displaced when a fire broke out in a three-story building on the South Side on Wednesday evening, authorities said. The blaze started around 10:10 p.m. in a mixed-use building on the corner of East 76th...