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  • Jimmy Fallon, here's how to take the plunge

     Jimmy Fallon, here's how to take the plunge
    Jimmy Fallon needs help. Now that Fallon, the new "Tonight Show" host, has accepted Mayor Rahm Emanuel's challenge to take the Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday, the least we can do is to offer the poor lad some survival tips. For counsel, I turned to...
  • Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death

    Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death
    A man who was found dead in an apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early Friday was shot to death and police are conducting a homicide investigation, officials said Saturday. The victim, who was 31 years old, was found as firefighters fought a...
  • 1 killed, 4 wounded in West Side shootings

    1 killed, 4 wounded in West Side shootings
    Shootings on the West Side left one man dead and four people hurt Saturday, including three teenagers wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said. About 7:40 p.m. Saturday, 32-year-old Michael Redmond was fatally shot in the...
  • Leaning water tower removed from River North building

    Leaning water tower removed from River North building
    The water tower that burst, leaking 18,000 gallons of water and causing the tower to tilt on top of a River North building, was removed from the building this afternoon. Construction crews lowered it to the ground Saturday afternoon. The tank appeared...
  • Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical

    Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical
    A man died when fire broke out in his apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early this morning in a blaze started by electrical issues. Firefighters were called to the 2 1/2-story building in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue around 6 a.m.,...
  • 2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire

    2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire
    Two women were seriously injured when an apparent gas explosion sparked a house fire in the Pilsen neighborhood, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. The blast occurred just after 5 a.m. inside a two-story home in the 1300 block of West Cullerton...
  • Water tower at 409 W. Huron St. in Chicago bursts, leaks, leads to evacuation

    Water tower at 409 W. Huron St. in Chicago bursts, leaks, leads to evacuation
    Chicago Fire Department and police were called to the River North neighborhood after a water tower appeared to be leaning on a six story building, sending water pouring onto the ground, according to officials and witnessessaid. The tower is on a...
  • 20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school

    20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school
    No one was seriously injured but 20 people were taken to hospitals for observation after a student released pepper spray in a classroom at Chicago Military Academy, officials said. An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called around 11:45 a.m. today...
  • Brief Blue Line delays after report of smoke in subway

    Brief Blue Line delays after report of smoke in subway
    Blue Line trains were delayed briefly this evening after smoke was reported coming from under a southbound train near Grand Avenue, officials said. Smoke was reported coming from under the train about 5:45 p.m., and passengers were taken off the train...
  • 3-year-old dead, 3 people hospitalized after West Side fire

    3-year-old dead, 3 people hospitalized after West Side fire
    A 3-year-old boy was killed and another child critically injured when an extra-alarm fire swept two homes in the South Austin neighborhood Friday night, authorities said. Two adults were also hospitalized, one of them in critical condition, after the...
  • Officials: Space heater may be behind fatal apartment fire in Austin

    Officials: Space heater may be behind fatal apartment fire in Austin
    Officials have not been able to determine the cause of a fire Thursday on the West Side where a 62-year-old handicapped man was pronounced dead but officials believe a space heater may have contributed, officials said today. The fire was reported at 5:...