| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Chicago firefighters are battling an electrical fire in a high-rise building near the University of Chicago campus, authorities said.
Around 4 p.m. today, fire crews responded to 5825 S. Dorchester Ave., where electric transformers in the basement of an...
| 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 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 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
| 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 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed Wednesday afternoon, along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said.
A Level II hazardous...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:29 AM
A man was killed and two teenagers wounded Tuesday night in one of six shootings across the city since early afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. A...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Three separate shootings left three men wounded, and police exchanged gunfire with a man in another incident overnight.
Preliminary reports said the man police shot at is in custody and is not injured. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:09 AM
For the first time in a decade, the Chicago Fire Department began accepting online applications today for firefighter-EMT positions.
Applicants will be required to take a written test that will be administered Dec. 13-14. Qualified candidates will also...