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  • Fire Department: North Side fire was 'incendiary'

    Fire Department: North Side fire was 'incendiary'
    A fire in an Edgewater Beach neighborhood apartment building that left eight people injured, one critically, was started by someone, and the investigation has been turned over to police, officials said Thursday. The Chicago Police Department’s...
  • Blue Line 'L' resumes normal service after fire under train

    Blue Line 'L' resumes normal service after fire under train
    A small fire under an 'L' train halted downtown Blue Line service near the Rosemont Station on Friday night, a CTA spokeswoman said. The fire under the train west of the Rosemont Station began around 9 p.m. and was put out by the Chicago Fire Department...
  • 10 taken to hospitals after extra-alarm Little Village fire

    10 taken to hospitals after extra-alarm Little Village fire
    Ten people were taken to local hospitals this morning after an extra-alarm fire that spread from one building to two others in the West Side's Little Village neighborhood. The injured included four children, but all ten were doing well, Chicago Fire...
  • Leaky roof forces churchgoers to leave services

    Leaky roof forces churchgoers to leave services
    Churchgoers were ordered to leave during a service this morning because of a water leak in roof of a church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. No one was hurt and the roof of the 2-story building with a storefront in the 4900 block of South...
  • Police: Boy, 6, bitten by grandmother's parrot

    Police: Boy, 6, bitten by grandmother's parrot
    A 6-year-old boy is in good condition after being bitten by his grandmother's parrot this afternoon in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said. It happened at 12:49 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 19th Street, according to Chicago Police...
  • 1 shot in West Englewood

    1 shot in West Englewood
    A man was critically injured after being shot this evening in the West Englewood neighborhood, officials said. The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Damen Avenue, authorities said.  A 20-year-old man was taken in serious-to-...
  • Two injured in South Side fire

    Two injured in South Side fire
    Two men were injured in a South Side fire Monday night. The fire broke out about 10:20 p.m. in the 700 block of East 92nd Street in the Burnside neighborhood. Firefighters found one man on the second floor of the abandoned house, Chicago Fire...
  • Red Line stopped for 2 hours after man climbs onto tracks at 79th

    Red Line stopped for 2 hours after man climbs onto tracks at 79th
    Power was shut off to the CTA Red Line south of 63rd Street for about two hours after a man who had been threatening to jump from an overpass went down to the "L" rail bed and started walking along it, officials said. Two lanes in each direction of...
  • Firefighters extinguish extra-alarm fire in Chatham dollar store

    Firefighters extinguish extra-alarm fire in Chatham dollar store
    Firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that tore through a dollar store in the South Side's Chatham neighborhood early this morning, a fire supervisor said. The fire in the Dollar & Up store, at the southwest corner of East 75th Street and...
  • Father of the snorkel — and plenty of one-liners

     Father of the snorkel — and plenty of one-liners
    On Oct. 18, 1958, a bizarre-looking apparatus responded to a blaze at a lumberyard on Cermak Road, raised a steel arm hinged in the middle like an elbow, and revolutionized firefighting the world over. "A fireman in a crow's nest at the top of the tower...
  • 5 hurt, 4 seriously, in downtown crash

    5 hurt, 4 seriously, in downtown crash
    Five people were hurt in an early-morning traffic crash near Grant Park in downtown Chicago, fire officials said. The crash, involving a Toyota Camry and a Hyundai Elantra, happened just after 2 a.m. near the intersection of South Columbus Drive and...