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  • Peoples Gas: Heat should be back in Edison Park homes by midday

    Peoples Gas: Heat should be back in Edison Park homes by midday
    Heat should be restored by midday to more than 80 Edison Park homes after work crews ruptured a main and cut off gas overnight, officials said. The natural gas main was damaged about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 6700 block of North Oconto Avenue,...
  • Macy's cited after 4 employees hurt while making breakfast

    Macy's cited after 4 employees hurt while making breakfast
    The Chicago Fire Department cited Macy's for violating safety protocols after four employees at its State Street store were injured, one seriously, when a small butane tank ruptured before the store opened Friday morning, officials said. The...
  • Cause of building collapse that injured 2 women under investigation

    Cause of building collapse that injured 2 women under investigation
    Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a three-story condominium apartment building to collapse in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, injuring two women who were pulled from the rubble along with a dog. "We're not sure if...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • No injuries reported following Chatham fire

    No injuries reported following Chatham fire
    Firefighters battled a blaze early Tuesday morning in the city's Chatham neighborhood. Fire crews were called to the 8200 block of South Langley Avenue just before 2 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. Crews quickly...
  • Man bites paramedic in the Loop

    Man bites paramedic in the Loop
    Two Chicago Fire Department personnel were hospitalized early Thursday after a man bit one of them and injured the other in the Loop, officials said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said Fire Department...
  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...