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  • Officials: Space heater may be behind fatal apartment fire in Austin

    Officials: Space heater may be behind fatal apartment fire in Austin
    Officials have not been able to determine the cause of a fire Thursday on the West Side where a 62-year-old handicapped man was pronounced dead but officials believe a space heater may have contributed, officials said today. The fire was reported at 5:...
  • Man shot in Evanston

    Man shot in Evanston
    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...
  • Basement fire sends smoke through Lake Shore Drive high-rise

    Basement fire sends smoke through Lake Shore Drive high-rise
    A basement fire sent smoke rising to the upper floors of a North Side high-rise overnight but caused no serious injuries, authorities said. A doorman in the 16-story building reported the fire just after 10 p.m., Chicago Fire Department commissioner...
  • Masked gunman kills teenager, wounds 3 other people in Chicago

    CHICAGO -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and three other people were wounded when a masked gunman walked up to them in a McDonald's parking lot and opened fire Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The boy was shot in the head and was dead at the scene,...
  • Cops: 1 killed in two-vehicle Logan Square wreck after car runs red light

    Cops: 1 killed in two-vehicle Logan Square wreck after car runs red light
    One person was killed and seven more were seriously injured in a crash in the Logan Square neighborhood this morning. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Kimball and Fullerton avenues on the Northwest Side. At about 5:30 a.m., a...
  • Man, 60, hospitalized after falling onto CTA tracks

    Man, 60, hospitalized after falling onto CTA tracks
    A 60-year-old man was taken to a hospital early this morning after accidentally plunging over a CTA platform and falling onto the tracks in a Loop subway, police said. The man had been looking for the train when he accidentally fell over the platform...
  • Woman rescued from Lake Michigan

    Woman rescued from Lake Michigan
    A 31-year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning from the frigid waters of Lake Michigan on the North Side. It was not known how she got in the water but firefighters from an engine company were able to pluck her out about 7 a.m. in the 3700...
  • Shootings on West, South sides injure 4

    Shootings on West, South sides injure 4
    A man and woman shot in any icy West Side alley were among at least four people shot on the West and Far South sides today, police said. The man and woman were shot about 11:50 a.m. in an alley on the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street in the West...
  • Boy, 4, from Texas killed when SUV hits guardrail on Dan Ryan

    Boy, 4, from Texas killed when SUV hits guardrail on Dan Ryan
    Police are questioning a man from Texas who crashed on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway, killing a 4-year-old boy who was thrown from the SUV, authorities said. Franklin Jackson Jr. was taken to Comer Children's Hospital after being found near the...
  • Zbikowski happy out of football

     Zbikowski happy out of football
    One week into Ravens training camp in 2008, coach John Harbaugh pulled aside safety Tom Zbikowski to share a company secret. Harbaugh confided that if it were up to him, Zbikowski would be anywhere other than the Ravens practice field, flailing around...
  • Two teens shot by police on Far South Side

    Two teens shot by police on Far South Side
    Two 15-year-old boys were shot by police Sunday evening in the Princeton Park neighborhood, authorities said. Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police union that represents rank-and-file officers, said the shooting happened when the...
  • 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...