| Jun 1, 2014
| 5:37 AM
An extra-alarm fire that spread among four buildings was deemed "suspicious" by Chicago Fire Department investigators.
The fire started about 4:30 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Commercial Avenue on the Southeast Side and soon spread to neighboring...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:37 PM
Shootings on the South and Northwest sides left 11 people injured Monday afternoon and evening, among them six people injured in a single shooting in a South Shore strip mall.
The strip mall shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 2600 block of East...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:53 AM
A Lincolnwood woman who was in critical condition after being rescued from Montrose Harbor has died, officials said.
Chicago Fire Department officials were called to Montrose Harbor at 5:48 p.m. Saturday, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan...
| May 18, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Part of the stone facing on the front of a Bridgeport apartment building fell off this morning, authorities said.
A woman hit by debris from the collapse and a young child she was carrying were checked by Chicago Fire Department paramedics following the...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:34 PM
A 15-year-old boy died after a shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood Sunday afternoon and seven other people were injured in city gun violence Sunday afternoon and evening, authorities said.
Three people were killed and 26 were wounded in shootings...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Four people, including a young girl, were rescued from a suspicious fire in a large apartment building in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood this afternoon, fire officials said.
Fire crews were called to the building at 7020 S. Jeffery Boulevard...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One person was injured and about a dozen displaced by a fire that broke out in a three-story apartment building in Uptown this morning, authorities said.
Emergency crews were called to the building in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue about 10:...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Authorities have reopened the outbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway at 18th Street after a fatal traffic crash early his morning that left a man dead and three other people hospitalized.
A 32-year-old man was killed in the two-vehicle crash, which...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:57 AM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...