| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:12 AM
A small fire broke out early Tuesday at a high-rise building in the Loop, authorities said.
The fire started about 2 a.m. on the top floor of a 15-story building at 122 W. Monroe St.
No one was in the building, which was being renovated, according...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:13 AM
Firefighters battled a blaze early Tuesday morning in the city's Chatham neighborhood.
Fire crews were called to the 8200 block of South Langley Avenue just before 2 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:14 AM
Two Chicago Fire Department personnel were hospitalized early Thursday after a man bit one of them and injured the other in the Loop, officials said.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said Fire Department...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Two women found dead after a suspicious fire in the basement of a two-flat building in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood Thursday night have been identified, authorities said Tuesday.
The fire started about 11:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Parker...
| 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...