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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Acid spill near U.S. Cellular Field doesn't interrupt game

    Acid spill near U.S. Cellular Field doesn't interrupt game
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police exchange gunfire with man on Southwest Side, 3 others wounded across city

    Police exchange gunfire with man on Southwest Side, 3 others wounded across city
    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....
  • 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...
  • Man pulled from lake near Edgewater Beach neighborhood

    Man pulled from lake near Edgewater Beach neighborhood
    Firefighters pulled a 48-year-old man from Lake Michigan near Bryn Mawr Avenue late Thursday night. He was bobbing in the water 20 to 30 feet from the shore when someone spotted him and called 911, officials said. The man was in the water without...
  • Orthodox Jews run ambulance service of their own

     Orthodox Jews run ambulance service of their own
    Dr. Ari Kaz watched as the Hatzalah volunteers practiced splinting each other's arms. The room was a flurry of ACE wrap and so many men in bright orange splints that it could have been a mass accident scene except for the occasional jokes and lack of...
  • 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...
  • Man killed, 7 people hurt in shootings

    Man killed, 7 people hurt in shootings
    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...