| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:21 AM
DUI charges have been filed against a woman who drove the wrong way on the Chicago Skyway overnight and collided with a semi, causing a fuel spill and a hazardous materials response from the Chicago Fire Department, police said.
The woman, who was not...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Chicago Fire Department crews rescued a woman from the Chicago River in the Loop late this morning, police said.
Emergency personnel responded to calls of a person in the water about 11:45 a.m. in the 500 block of West Adams Street, police said....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:44 AM
A South Side shooting left four girls and a boy hurt, and on the Northwest Side a 15-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car as shootings across Chicago Sunday night added to the toll of a violent holiday weekend.
At least nine people were killed...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Chicago taxpayers are in line to pick up the tab for a $1.98 million settlement to women denied jobs with the Chicago Fire Department because they failed the physical abilities test.
The 2011 federal lawsuit alleged 187 women who passed the written test...
| Jan 19, 2014
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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions.
"You can't miss it," he said into his...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:45 PM
An 18-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized after being shot in Evanston this afternoon, Evanston police said.
The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Howard Street, Evanston police said.
The man was shot multiple times and taken to...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's morning coffee fix was interrupted Tuesday when he stopped to comfort a bicyclist involved in an accident with a truck.
Around 8:30 a.m., the mayor stopped to pick up a drink at Big Shoulders Coffee near the intersection of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated.
"He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker."
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:26 PM
For more than four weeks, a 5-foot fire hydrant stood in 12-year-old Bela Quintas' living room in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood.
Bela, a self-taught artist, transformed what was once a white fiberglass hydrant into an eye-catching representation...