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  • 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...
  • Firefighter injured in Far South Side blaze

    Firefighter injured in Far South Side blaze
    A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side early Saturday, authorities said. The fire started sometime after midnight in a two-and-a-half-story building in the 9800 block of South...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago fire festival organizers seek redemption

     Chicago fire festival organizers seek redemption
    In the year leading up to the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival, organizers put safeguards in place in case the fire from its main event grew too large. But they never thought there would be no fire at all. Redmoon Theater artistic director Jim...
  • Small fire in Loop club extinguished

    Small fire in Loop club extinguished
    A fire that started on the second floor of the University Club in the Loop is out, officials said. The blaze began about 10:10 a.m. in a meeting room on the second story of 76 E. Monroe St., said police and fire officials. “It’s nothing...
  • 1-year-old and teen among 3 rescued from extra-alarm fire

    1-year-old and teen among 3 rescued from extra-alarm fire
    A 1-year-old child and an 18-year-old man were taken to a hospital after they were among three people rescued from an extra-alarm fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. The fire started about 3:20 p.m. in two residential...
  • Woman, 72, injured in extra-alarm fire in Grand Crossing

    Woman, 72, injured in extra-alarm fire in Grand Crossing
    A 72-year-old woman was injured in an extra-alarm fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Thursday morning.  The fire broke out about 5:24 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Ingleside Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.  The fire was...
  • 2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze

    2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze
    Two women were found dead after a fire broke out in the basement of a two-flat building in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. The fire started about 11:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of the West Parker Avenue on the...
  • Man bites paramedic in the Loop

    Man bites paramedic in the Loop
    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...