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  • Fire Department: Natural gas buildup likely led to South Side building collapse

    Fire Department: Natural gas buildup likely led to South Side building collapse
    An explosion of built-up natural gas from a leak likely caused the collapse of a three-story condominium building in the Washington Park neighborhood over the weekend, the Chicago Fire Department determined Tuesday. Neighbors had described hearing a...
  • No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

    No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office
    No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South Loop, officials said. The blaze broke out about 8:20 a.m. in a vent above railroad tracks that has been a...
  • Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit

     Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit
    The family of a 10-year-old boy who died in an apartment fire this month in Chicago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, alleging the building owners failed to provide working smoke detectors. The suit, which seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claims apartment...
  • Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems

    Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems
    Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking turned compulsive after he went through a divorce a few years ago, consuming his life until he knew he needed...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies

    Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies
    Aldermen on Friday pressed the head of Chicago's Business Affairs office to make sure the ride-share companies that compete with taxi cabs honor new city regulations, but questioned whether there are enough inspectors on the payroll to keep sufficient...
  • Small fire breaks out in Loop high-rise

    Small fire breaks out in Loop high-rise
    A small fire broke out early Tuesday at a high-rise building in the Loop, authorities said. The fire started about 2 a.m. on the top floor of a 15-story building at 122 W. Monroe St. No one was in the building, which was being renovated, according...
  • After 24 years, fallen cops honored with street sign in Galewood

    After 24 years, fallen cops honored with street sign in Galewood
    The sound of bagpipes wailed sweetly through the air as the thump of the bass drum and tapping of the snare drums seemed to be sending a message at the corner of Palmer Street and Nordica Avenue. The house on the northwest corner of that intersection...
  • 2 women found dead after Northwest Side fire identified

    2 women found dead after Northwest Side fire identified
    Two women found dead after a suspicious fire in the basement of a two-flat building in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood Thursday night have been identified, authorities said Tuesday. The fire started about 11:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Parker...
  • 2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze

    2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze
    Two women were found dead after a fire broke out in the basement of a two-flat building in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. The fire started about 11:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of the West Parker Avenue on the...
  • Woman, 72, injured in extra-alarm fire in Grand Crossing

    Woman, 72, injured in extra-alarm fire in Grand Crossing
    A 72-year-old woman was injured in an extra-alarm fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Thursday morning.  The fire broke out about 5:24 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Ingleside Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.  The fire was...