| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:14 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:36 AM
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....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:38 AM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
Ten years ago this summer, Chicago debated preferential treatment for some firefighters. In the wake of a killer fire at an office building owned by Cook County, a commission headed by former federal Appellate Judge Abner Mikva not only criticized several...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
A retired 93-year old priest fell into Monroe Harbor in his wheelchair this afternoon after he and his caretaker were distracted by the Chicago Air and Water Show, officials said.
The man was pulled from Lake Michigan near the Chicago Yacht Club by good...