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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire

    Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire
    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...
  • 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...
  • Man dies after jumping into Southwest Side canal

    Man dies after jumping into Southwest Side canal
    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...
  • 8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side

    8 injured in crash involving CTA bus on South Side
    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...
  • Fire truck rear-ended on the Bishop Ford

    Fire truck rear-ended on the Bishop Ford
    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...
  • 2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings on South, West sides

    2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings on South, West sides
    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...
  • Teen shot to death on South Side

    Teen shot to death on South Side
    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...