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  • Old badge gets new life for firefighting family

    Old badge gets new life for firefighting family
    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...
  • Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event

    Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event
    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."...
  • Squatter injured in fire at vacant South Side building

    Squatter injured in fire at vacant South Side building
    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...
  • Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside

    Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside
    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...
  • 1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire

    1 injured, family displaced in South Side fire
    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...
  • Extra-alarm fire guts building in Englewood

    Extra-alarm fire guts building in Englewood
    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...
  • 4 dead, 13 wounded during city shootings

    4 dead, 13 wounded during city shootings
    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...
  • 2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings

    2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings
    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...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    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...
  • Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window

    Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window
    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...
  • Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair

    Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair
    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...