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  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems

    Rehab center treats firefighters, paramedics for alcohol problems
    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...
  • Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat

    Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat
    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...
  • No one hurt when house explodes

    No one hurt when house explodes
    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.,...
  • 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...
  • With Ebola, no safe distance for 1st responders

    With Ebola, no safe distance for 1st responders
    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...
  • 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...
  • Extra-alarm fire breaks out at Near North Side highrise building

    Extra-alarm fire breaks out at Near North Side highrise building
    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....
  • Fire guts century-old South Loop firehouse converted into restaurant

    Fire guts century-old South Loop firehouse converted into restaurant
    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...
  • 3 people injured in West Side blaze

    3 people injured in West Side blaze
    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...