| 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:57 AM
An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little Village business overnight, according to authorities.
A giant plume of black smoke could be seen from the Circle Interchange downtown...
| 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 6, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Chicago Fire Department divers removed a man from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on Wednesday night after he was spotted jumping in, according to the department.
The man was seen jumping into the canal near 3800 S. Pulaski Road, according to the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 10:11 AM
At least eight people were injured late Saturday morning in an accident involving a CTA bus and a U-Haul truck on the South Side in the city's Chatham neighborhood.
The accident happened about 11:15 a.m. at 79th Street and King Drive, according to...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Two people were seriously hurt when the vehicle they were in rear-ended a fire truck on the scene of another crash this morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side, authorities said.
The first wreck happened about 5:50 a.m. on the Bishop...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:06 AM
A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides.
The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
An 18-year-old man was shot to death near the border of the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods on the South Side this morning, officials said.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired around 7:35 a.m. and found the man lying in the street...