| Oct 12, 2014
| 11:10 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:52 PM
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,...