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  • 3 hurt, including 1 firefighter, in 2 fires

    3 hurt, including 1 firefighter, in 2 fires
    Three people, including a firefighter, were injured in two separate fires that broke out Tuesday morning on the Southeast and Near Southwest sides. Two people in their 70s were hurt after a blaze started around 5:05 a.m. in a 1½-story house in the...
  • 1 dead, 8 wounded in shootings on South, West, Northwest sides

    1 dead, 8 wounded in shootings on South, West, Northwest sides
    A man was killed and eight other people, including a 62-year-old woman, were wounded in separate shootings on the South, West and Northwest sides on Monday, Chicago police said. A 24-year-old man died after being shot in the 5700 block of South Morgan...
  • Officials: No injuries in Lakeview blaze

    Officials: No injuries in Lakeview blaze
    A fire that erupted in a Lakeview neighborhood home was possibly electrical in nature, police said. Nobody was hurt when a blaze broke out at an unoccupied home Sunday about 3:10 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Roscoe Street, police said. As 3:35 p.m....
  • Small fire at Gold Coast high-rise extinguished quickly

    Small fire at Gold Coast high-rise extinguished quickly
    A small fire at a Gold Coast high-rise building was quickly put out Friday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Firefighers were called to the building in the 1100 block of North Dearborn Street about 5:50 p.m. The fire in an 11th...
  • 2 firefighters hurt while battling West Town blaze

    2 firefighters hurt while battling West Town blaze
    Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire early Monday morning in the West Town neighborhood. The fire started around 2:41 a.m. in a one-story commercial building in the 2200 block of West Grand Avenue, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Jeff...
  • Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side

    Man, 70, killed in high-rise fire on Near West Side
    A 78-year-old man died Saturday night following an extra alarm blaze in a high-rise building on the Near West Side. Fire crews were called to the high-rise building at 300 South Damen Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Saturday and arrived on the scene shortly...
  • Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers

    Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers
    An extra-alarm fire overnight destroyed an industrial building on the Southwest Side that housed several businesses, including one that produces chemicals for fire extinguishers, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The two-story building in...
  • 6 injured in South Shore apartment building fire

    6 injured in South Shore apartment building fire
    Six people, including a firefighter, were taken to area hospitals following a fire at a South Shore apartment building, fire officials said. The fire in the four-story courtyard building in the 7800 block of South Essex Avenue was called in about 9:20...
  • Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown

    Officials: No injuries during electrical vault fire in Uptown
    A fire started in an underground electrical vault, prompting an evacuation in the Uptown neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No one was hurt during the incident in the 5000 block of Broadway Street about 9:20 a.m.,...
  • Extra-alarm fire spreads to three homes: 'It was terrifying'

    Extra-alarm fire spreads to three homes: 'It was terrifying'
    Janice Hooper stood on a sidewalk in West Englewood early Thursday morning and watched as fire crews finished putting out a blaze that destroyed her home of 12 years. Hooper, 60, was among 12 people displaced by the fire, which began in her one-and-a-...
  • Man pulled out of the Chicago River in the Loop

    Man pulled out of the Chicago River in the Loop
    A man was hospitalized in good condition after being rescued Monday afternoon from the Chicago River in the Loop, officials said. Chicago Fire Department personnel responded near LaSalle Street and Wacker Drive at 2:34 p.m. for a person in the water,...