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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...
  • Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire

    Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire
    An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little Village business overnight, according to authorities. A giant plume of black smoke could be seen from the Circle Interchange downtown...
  • 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...
  • 9 injured in West Side crash

    9 injured in West Side crash
    Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, in a four-vehicle crash in the Austin neighborhood this afternoon, officials said. An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called for the crash about 4:45 p.m. at Roosevelt Road and Central Avenue....
  • Man trapped in Cook County Jail visiting room for 31 hours

    Man trapped in Cook County Jail visiting room for 31 hours
    A man who came to visit his son was accidentally trapped inside an empty maximum security visiting area of Cook County Jail for about 30 hours over the weekend, authorities said on Tuesday. He was rescued when he broke a sprinkler head, alerting Chicago...
  • Police exchange gunfire with man on Southwest Side, 3 others wounded across city

    Police exchange gunfire with man on Southwest Side, 3 others wounded across city
    Three separate shootings left three men wounded, and police exchanged gunfire with a man in another incident overnight. Preliminary reports said the man police shot at is in custody and is not  injured. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene....
  • Man pulled from lake near Edgewater Beach neighborhood

    Man pulled from lake near Edgewater Beach neighborhood
    Firefighters pulled a 48-year-old man from Lake Michigan near Bryn Mawr Avenue late Thursday night. He was bobbing in the water 20 to 30 feet from the shore when someone spotted him and called 911, officials said. The man was in the water without...