| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
One man was injured and several people displaced by a house fire in the Gresham neighborhood this evening, authorities said.
Fire crews were called to the 8900 block of South Paulina Street a little after 7 p.m. Crews found a fire in the basement of a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A fire inside a vacant South Side building sent a squatter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation Friday evening.
The victim was not burned and was in good condition when taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital following the fire in the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:46 AM
A fire that ripped through an apartment building on Chicago's south side Monday killed four children trapped inside and injured their mother and her boyfriend as they jumped from a window to escape the flames, officials said.
The siblings ranged in...
| 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."...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:12 AM
A Chicago firefighter was hospitalized after suffering a leg injury in a South Side fire Monday morning, officials.
The fire began about 9 a.m. at a building in the 6600 block of Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood, according to Chicago Fire...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire at a Southwest Side building Monday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
Fire crews were called to the scene about 5:40 p.m. The fire, which was elevated to a 3-11 alarm about 6:15 p.m., was...