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  • Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair

    Priest, 93, saved after falling into lake in wheelchair
    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...
  • Air & Water Show thrills aviation enthusiasts

      Air & Water Show thrills aviation enthusiasts
    For aviation enthusiast Tracey Steele, the Chicago Air and Water Show is practically a holiday. Each year, on the show's first day, she heads up to the empty rooftop of her North Lake Shore Drive building at 6 a.m. to scope out the best viewing spot for...
  • One dead, two injured in Logan Square fire

    One dead, two injured in Logan Square fire
    A woman died and two others were injured after a Logan Square storefront they had been occupying caught fire Thursday night, according to authorities. A mattress in a back bedroom of the building, in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, caught fire...
  • Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship

    Slaying in Indonesia: Neighbors say mom, daughter had troubled relationship
    By all accounts, Heather Mack's relationship with her mother was volatile, with police often called to their former home in Oak Park. Now, after Sheila von Wiese-Mack's body was found on Tuesday stuffed inside a suitcase at a luxury resort in Bali,...
  • Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads

    Chicago firefighters fight hiring preference for CPS grads
    A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam. The firefighters say the...
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in the  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...
  • Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire

    Firefighters respond to South Side high-rise fire
    Chicago firefighters are battling an electrical fire in a high-rise building near the University of Chicago campus, authorities said. Around 4 p.m. today, fire crews responded to 5825 S. Dorchester Ave., where electric transformers in the basement of an...
  • Fire truck rear-ended on the Bishop Ford

    Fire truck rear-ended on the Bishop Ford
    Two people were seriously hurt when the vehicle they were in rear-ended a fire truck on the scene of another crash this morning on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side, authorities said. The first wreck happened about 5:50 a.m. on the Bishop...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    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...
  • 2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings on South, West sides

    2 dead, 6 hurt in shootings on South, West sides
    A 17-year-old boy was one of two people killed in six shootings late Sunday and early Monday morning on the South and West sides. The boy, later identified as Jerome N. Harris, was shot about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place in the...
  • Man dies after jumping into Southwest Side canal

    Man dies after jumping into Southwest Side canal
    Chicago Fire Department divers removed a man from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on Wednesday night after he was spotted jumping in, according to the department. The man was seen jumping into the canal near 3800 S. Pulaski Road, according to the...
  • Acid spill near U.S. Cellular Field doesn't interrupt game

    Acid spill near U.S. Cellular Field doesn't interrupt game
    Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed Wednesday afternoon, along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said. A Level II hazardous...