| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:57 PM
A man was injured and 12 other people were displaced when a fire broke out in a three-story building on the South Side on Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The blaze started around 10:10 p.m. in a mixed-use building on the corner of East 76th...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:13 AM
Ryan Franzen always knew he'd become a Chicago firefighter.
His father, Jim Franzen, was a Chicago firefighter. And his grandfather Richard Franzen died in the line of duty.
"He was hurt after a fire in Englewood. He was holding on to the truck and...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The sound of bagpipes wailed sweetly through the air as the thump of the bass drum and tapping of the snare drums seemed to be sending a message at the corner of Palmer Street and Nordica Avenue.
The house on the northwest corner of that intersection...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...