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  • Brief Blue Line delays after report of smoke in subway

    Brief Blue Line delays after report of smoke in subway
    Blue Line trains were delayed briefly this evening after smoke was reported coming from under a southbound train near Grand Avenue, officials said. Smoke was reported coming from under the train about 5:45 p.m., and passengers were taken off the train...
  • 20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school

    20 taken to hospitals after pepper spray released at school
    No one was seriously injured but 20 people were taken to hospitals for observation after a student released pepper spray in a classroom at Chicago Military Academy, officials said. An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called around 11:45 a.m. today...
  • 2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire

    2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire
    Two women were seriously injured when an apparent gas explosion sparked a house fire in the Pilsen neighborhood, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. The blast occurred just after 5 a.m. inside a two-story home in the 1300 block of West Cullerton...
  • Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical

    Officials: Cause of fatal South Chicago fire was electrical
    A man died when fire broke out in his apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early this morning in a blaze started by electrical issues. Firefighters were called to the 2 1/2-story building in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue around 6 a.m.,...
  • Leaning water tower removed from River North building

    Leaning water tower removed from River North building
    The water tower that burst, leaking 18,000 gallons of water and causing the tower to tilt on top of a River North building, was removed from the building this afternoon. Construction crews lowered it to the ground Saturday afternoon. The tank appeared...
  • 1 killed, 4 wounded in West Side shootings

    1 killed, 4 wounded in West Side shootings
    Shootings on the West Side left one man dead and four people hurt Saturday, including three teenagers wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said. About 7:40 p.m. Saturday, 32-year-old Michael Redmond was fatally shot in the...
  • Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death

    Autopsy: Man found in South Chicago fire was shot to death
    A man who was found dead in an apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood early Friday was shot to death and police are conducting a homicide investigation, officials said Saturday. The victim, who was 31 years old, was found as firefighters fought a...
  • Man found dead after fire in Fulton River neighborhood

    Man found dead after fire in Fulton River neighborhood
    The body of a man was found as firefighters extinguished a blaze in the Fulton River neighborhood this morning. The small fire broke out around 10:10 a.m. in a residence in the 300 block of North Canal Street, according to Chicago Fire Department...
  • Worker injured while performing work in manhole on South Side

    Worker injured while performing work in manhole on South Side
    A man was taken to a hospital in serious-to-critical condition after he became unconscious while working on electrical cables underground at at a construction site this afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood. Chicago Fire Department companies were...
  • Man killed in Lawndale shooting identified

    Man killed in Lawndale shooting identified
    A 25-year-old man fatally shot in the Lawndale neighborhood Thursday has been identified. The man killed was Eric Woods, who lived at the same address where the shooting happened, a representative of the Cook County medical examiner's office said this...
  • 2 hurt in Brainerd fire

    2 hurt in Brainerd fire
    A man and woman were hospitalized after a fire broke out in a home in the South Side's Brainerd neighborhood and spread to two adjacent homes early this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The fire started about 4 a.m. in a home in the...