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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man injured, 12 displaced in South Side fire

    Man injured, 12 displaced in South Side fire
    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...
  • Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event

    Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event
    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."...
  • Eight things I learned during my 'Chicago Fire' set visit

    Eight things I learned during my 'Chicago Fire' set visit
    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...
  • Old badge gets new life for firefighting family

    Old badge gets new life for firefighting family
    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...
  • After 24 years, fallen cops honored with street sign in Galewood

    After 24 years, fallen cops honored with street sign in Galewood
    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...
  • 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...