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Pilsen Homeowners Ask For Help After Losing Everything In A Fire: ‘We Don’t Really Know What To Do’

Albert Ruiz said he and his girlfriend lost almost everything, including all the things they'd bought for their baby, who's due in October.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

All 4 Boys Injured In A West Humboldt Park Fire Have Died, Officials Say: ‘These Are Our Babies From The Neighborhood’

Dozens of neighbors gathered for a vigil Wednesday in honor of Axel, Aiden and Jayden Cruz, and Angel Rodriguez, who died this week after officials say they were trapped inside their basement apartment when it caught fire.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

6 Adults Displaced After A Fire In Pilsen Tuesday Night

The building collapsed shortly after the fire broke out, but no one was injured, fire officials said

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

3 Boys Killed In West Humboldt Park Fire Were Trapped In Basement With ‘Only One Way Out’: Officials

The boys' mother, who suffered burns, managed to escape through a window, but the boys were stuck in the apartment, inhaling deadly smoke, said a Fire Department spokesman.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

3 Children Have Now Died From West Humboldt Park Fire: ‘This Is A Tragedy For Our Community’

Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11, died of their injuries Monday, officials confirmed. Axel Cruz, 4, died early Sunday morning.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Firefighter Wounded In 2021 West Pullman Mass Shooting Dies

Timothy Eiland, 33, was shot Sept. 11 as he was leaving a family birthday party. His teenage niece and three other men were wounded, and a mom from suburban Dolton was killed.

Roseland, Pullman

Waldos Forever Fest Canceled After Fire Breaks Out Across The Street In Andersonville

The fire derailed Waldos Forever Fest, which was supposed to return to Clark Street after two years of going quiet due to the pandemic.

Andersonville

Antioch Missionary Baptist Being Demolished Days After Fire, But Church Leaders Vow To Rebuild In Englewood

Officials with the city's buildings department said the Englewood church is not structurally sound and poses a potential danger to surrounding buildings and public safety.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

1 Killed, 2 Hurt After Porch Collapse In East Garfield Park

Bricks from the masonry fell from the top of the building and crashed onto the roof above the front door, trapping three men under heavy stone debris on the porch, fire officials said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

3-Year-Old Hospitalized In Grave Condition After West Side Apartment Fire

Three adults also were hospitalized. Fire officials said residents didn't have much time to escape because there were no working fire detectors in the building.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Roof Work Started Accidental Fire At Edgewater Historical Condo Building, Fire Department Says

Officials say roofing work on the 100-year-old building may have caused sparks or flames which were whipped up by heavy winds, leading to the massive fire Tuesday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Postpones Hearing For Nipsey’s Restaurant After Owners Ask For More Time After Fire

Owners of the restaurant and lounge, which is being demolished, are facing 13 business citations before the city's department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Nipsey’s Restaurant — Facing City Crackdown Amid A Slew Of Violations — Badly Damaged In Fire Day After Brawl

Nipsey's has been heavily criticized by neighbors who say the restaurant attracts fighting and disruptive behavior. City officials have hit the restaurant with numerous citations for violating its business license.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Portage Park Firefighters Selling T-Shirts To Honor Fallen Hero Mashawn Plummer With A Firehouse Memorial

Money raised from the T-shirts will go toward creating a memorial outside of the station for Plummer, who died in December while battling a fire.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

‘Flashover’ Blast At Roseland Fire Blows 4 Firefighters Off Porch, Sends 7 To Hospitals With Minor Injuries

All of the firefighters were released from area hospitals.

Roseland, Pullman

How Chicago Fire Department Divers Rescued Pepper The Dog From An Icy Lake Michigan

Pepper slipped and fell on rocks near Olive Park, getting trapped on an ice chunk that floated 500 feet into Lake Michigan. The rescue required two divers, a helicopter and about 40 first responders.

Downtown

West Side Woman Needs Help Rebuilding Her Life After Losing Everything In Fire

Latonia Matthews escaped the early morning fire at her Homan Square apartment with only the clothes she was wearing.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago’s Black Fire Brigade Is Training First Responders And Working To Reverse Racism At The Fire Department

Since launching in 2018, the program to help Black youth has helped hundreds of them find work as first responders. But funding remains a problem.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Firefighter, 30, Dies Days After Being Critically Injured In Belmont Cragin Fire

MaShawn Plummer joined the Fire Department a year ago and belonged to Engine 94 in Portage Park.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

‘Possibly Suspicious’ Rogers Park Fire Displaces 36 Low-Income Renters: ‘I’ll Have To Start From Scratch Again’

Most of the residents of a fire-damaged Glenwood Avenue apartment building are low-income renters with nowhere else to go. There are ways neighbors can help, Ald. Maria Hadden said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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