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  • 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...
  • 1-year-old and teen among 3 rescued from extra-alarm fire

    1-year-old and teen among 3 rescued from extra-alarm fire
    A 1-year-old child and an 18-year-old man were taken to a hospital after they were among three people rescued from an extra-alarm fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. The fire started about 3:20 p.m. in two residential...
  • Small fire in Loop club extinguished

    Small fire in Loop club extinguished
    A fire that started on the second floor of the University Club in the Loop is out, officials said. The blaze began about 10:10 a.m. in a meeting room on the second story of 76 E. Monroe St., said police and fire officials. “It’s nothing...
  • Chicago fire festival organizers seek redemption

     Chicago fire festival organizers seek redemption
    In the year leading up to the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, organizers put safeguards in place in case the fire from its main event grew too large. But they never thought there would be no fire at all. Redmoon Theater artistic director Jim...
  • Eight things I learned during my 'Chicago Fire' set visit

    Media was invited last month to meet with the casts of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” at Cinespace Film Studios on the Near West Side and take a bus tour of some filming locations. The six-hour experience was...
  • Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat

    Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat
    As they count down to this weekend’s 37th annual Chicago Marathon, race officials say medical preparations include how to handle suspected cases of Ebola.  Dr. George Champas, head marathon physician, said a staff of 1,500 volunteer medical...
  • With Ebola, no safe distance for 1st responders

    With Ebola, no safe distance for 1st responders
    The Ebola story in America — about that single case in Texas — is properly told at a calm and rational distance. There's the distance between your eyes and the paper or the screen where you're reading or watching the news about Ebola...
  • Minor injuries in pepper spray incident at West Side school

    Minor injuries in pepper spray incident at West Side school
    Students at a West Town school suffered minor injuries in a pepper spray incident in a classroom, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Fire crews were called to the Ogden International School of Chicago's west campus, 1250 W. Erie St., for 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...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Chicago Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters, EMTs

    Chicago Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters, EMTs
    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...