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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Barricade, hostage situation ends with arrest in Rogers Park

    Police: Barricade, hostage situation ends with arrest in Rogers Park
    A man who holed himself and a woman up inside an apartment following a domestic incident has been arrested and the situation is under control this evening in the Rogers Park neighborhood, police said. Police were summoned to an apartment in the 1300 block...
  • Smoke in Milwaukee Avenue subway briefly halts Blue Line trains

    Smoke in Milwaukee Avenue subway briefly halts Blue Line trains
    Trains on the CTA Blue Line were stopped this afternoon after smoke was reported in the tunnel of the Milwaukee Avenue subway near Division. What was believed to have been smoke from an electrical box was reported in the subway near the Division...
  • Teen girl shot on South Side

    Teen girl shot on South Side
    A 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday afternoon after a fight at a party, authorities said. The girl was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital following the shooting in the 6400 block of South...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...