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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters

    End discrimination in hiring Chicago firefighters
    Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
  • Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair

    Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair
    A retired 93-year old priest fell into Monroe Harbor in his wheelchair this afternoon after he and his caretaker were distracted by the Chicago Air and Water Show, officials said. The man was pulled from Lake Michigan near the Chicago Yacht Club by good...
  • 2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings

    2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings
    Shootings Sunday morning and into the night on Chicago's South Side left two people dead in a domestic related murder-suicide and another six wounded, according to police. The two fatalities occurred in an incident in the 400 block of West 104th...
  • Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window

    Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window
    A toddler was taken to a hospital in serious condition after she fell from a second-floor window on the West Side, police and fire officials said. It happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Trumbull Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department...
  • Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire

    Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire
    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...
  • Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship

    Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship
    By all accounts, Heather Mack's relationship with her mother was volatile, with police often called to their former home in Oak Park. Now, after Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found on Tuesday stuffed inside a suitcase at a luxury resort in Bali,...