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  • 2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings

    2 dead in murder-suicide, 6 wounded in South Side shootings
    Shootings Sunday morning and into the night on Chicago's South Side left two people dead in a domestic related murder-suicide and another six wounded, according to police. The two fatalities occurred in an incident in the 400 block of West 104th...
  • Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window

    Lawndale toddler plunges from second-story window
    A toddler was taken to a hospital in serious condition after she fell from a second-floor window on the West Side, police and fire officials said. It happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Trumbull Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department...
  • Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire

    Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire
    Chicago firefighters are battling an electrical fire in a high-rise building near the University of Chicago campus, authorities said. Around 4 p.m. today, fire crews responded to 5825 S. Dorchester Ave., where electric transformers in the basement of an...
  • Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship

    Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship
    By all accounts, Heather Mack's relationship with her mother was volatile, with police often called to their former home in Oak Park. Now, after Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found on Tuesday stuffed inside a suitcase at a luxury resort in Bali,...
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in theĀ  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Shootings wound 8 on South Side

    Shootings wound 8 on South Side
    South Side shootings left at least eight people wounded Wednesday night, a number of them seriously, according to police. Six of the eight people shot between about 7:45 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. were wounded in the city's Gresham police district. The...
  • Man shot in Evanston

    Man shot in Evanston
    An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said. The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said. The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Chicago Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters, EMTs

    Chicago Fire Department accepting applications for firefighters, EMTs
    For the first time in a decade, the Chicago Fire Department began accepting online applications today for firefighter-EMT positions. Applicants will be required to take a written test that will be administered Dec. 13-14. Qualified candidates will also...
  • Rogers Park police involved shooting leaves 1 wounded

    Rogers Park police involved shooting leaves 1 wounded
    Police shot and wounded a man this morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood, autorities said. A male was shot in the 1500 block of West Birchwood Avenue about 11:25 a.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Police fired a weapon at...