| 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 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."...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Scott Schaben started working as a suburban firefighter in the 1980s, bonding with his co-workers over off-duty beers. But his social drinking turned compulsive after he went through a divorce a few years ago, consuming his life until he knew he needed...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
No one was hurt when a house exploded Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Morgan Park community, apparently because of a natural gas leak from a city crew puncturing a gas line.
The house in the 2100 block of West 107th Place blew up about 8:30 a.m.,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Chicago firefighters were at the scene of an extra-alarm fire that broke out late Sunday afternoon on the upper floor of an Old Town neighborhood highrise building, said officials.
At least five ambulances were sent to the building located at 1540 N....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Chicago firefighters were tasked with an emotional assignment in the South Loop on Wednesday: trying to save a historic former fire station from being destroyed in an extra-alarm fire.
“It’s a little heartbreaking,” said Deputy District...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:20 AM
Three people, including a toddler, were hurt in a fire that erupted in a building on the West Side early Friday morning, authorities said.
The blaze started around 1:30 a.m. on the second floor of a 2-1/2 story building in the 100 block of North Latrobe...