| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Four firefighters were injured fighting an extra-alarm blaze on the Far Northwest Side tonight.
The four were hurt in a stairway collapse while fighting the fire in the 5700 block of North Newark Avenue, according to Fire Media.
At 8:18 p.m....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A man died after he was shot in the abdomen at a "30 & over" lounge at 69th and Morgan streets in the Englewood neighborhood around 2 a.m., police said. The 29-year-old man was shot outside...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Firefighters were still on the scene of a smoldering warehouse in Bridgeport this morning, pouring water on hot spots after a 5-11 alarm fire raced through the five-story building as a third of the department's on-duty personnel fought it.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Fire has rekindled at a Bridgeport warehouse that was gutted by a massive extra-alarm blaze earlier this week.
Fire officials had expected the fire to start up again because of the magnitude of Tuesday night's 5-11 alarm fire and the old timber in the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Investigators today determined the blaze that gutted a nearly 100-year-old Bridgeport warehouse began when someone started a fire -- but while police are investigating, the determination does not mean the fire was an arson.
The Office of Fire...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:50 AM
A nearly 100-year-old Bridgeport warehouse is on fire again this morning after it was gutted during a 5-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
About 10 a.m., a tower ladder truck was sent to the scene to handle the rekindle...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 4:47 AM
A 32-year veteran firefighter remembered as an "all around great guy and great fireman" died Friday night when he was hit by a flashover of flames while battling an extra-alarm blaze in a Gage Park home, officials said.
Capt. Herbert Johnson, just...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review-- Guest host Carol Marin with Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; Linda...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that a new contract for Chicago firefighters will need to include cost-cutting reforms to the way the department operates, but the union is vowing to fight the administration’s proposal.
The jockeying comes as...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Chicago aldermen were busy handing out recognition on Wednesday for the successful NATO summit.
Councilman praised Mayor Emanuel, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, and other officials for their handling of the summit.
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:55 PM
A bus-sized ambulance that allows treatment of 13 patients at a time was unveiled today by the Chicago Fire Department, along with new heart monitors for all fire ambulances.
A custom-built CFD EMS patient transport bus was purchased with about $500,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted.
“I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....