| 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 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...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Junk in...junk out.
Lee County Port Authority officers arrested Arnaldo Jose Santiago Burgos after he allegedly forced his way onto a plane, claiming he was an FBI informant who needed to get to Boston due to medical complications, reports WINK CBS...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Hundreds of Chicago firefighters gathered under a brilliant blue sky Wednesday to honor their second colleague to die in the line of duty in recent weeks — an 18-year veteran who joined the force at middle age and became a beloved father figure....
| Jan 30, 2011
The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
St. Martin's Press: 479 pp., $35
Here comes that old question, the one that pops up when a new biography of a prominent artist or writer is published: Do we judge an artist by the life or the work?...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Chicago officials say they will not crack down on "dibs," the tradition of cordoning off shoveled-out parking spaces -- at least for now."
And more good news for blizzard weary residents: There'll be no enforcement today of parking meters.
In giving a...