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Firefighters, Residents Call On City To Return Fire Truck With Tower Ladder To Southeast Side

A 100-foot tower ladder has been moved to West Pullman. Firefighters at its former home in South Chicago say they're concerned the relocation will slow response times to the high-rises in South Shore and nearby communities.

South Chicago, East Side

SUV Driver Loses Control And Crashes, Ending Up Partially Inside Portage Park Home

“He must have been flying, I don’t know what he was doing,” said Ricardo Rodriguez Sr., owner of the home. He said no one inside was hurt, but his home was badly damaged.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Aragon Ballroom’s Roof Partially Collapses Because Of Heavy Snow, Causing Red Line Disruptions

About 75 feet of the Aragon Ballroom's roof line collapsed, but the rest of the building is structurally sound, officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Massive Fire Engulfs West Side Warehouse

By 10:30 a.m., the North Lawndale blaze had been elevated to a four-alarm fire.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Release Surveillance Video In Search Of Shooters Who Killed Retired Fireman In Botched Carjacking

Dwain Williams was fatally shot near a Morgan Park popcorn shop when he fought off a group of men attempting to carjack him.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Retired Chicago Firefighter Killed In Attempted Carjacking In Morgan Park

Dwain Williams, 65, joined the Fire Department in 1992. Police say he was stopping at a local popcorn shop when he was attacked.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

‘We’re Really Blessed’: Albany Park Landlord Launches Fundraiser To Help Tenants Recover After Fire

"My wife and I felt like we needed to do something more to help them get back on their feet," the landlord said.

Albany Park

Chicago’s Fire Department Is Overwhelmingly White — And It Needs To Change, Aldermen Say

About 60 percent of the Fire Department is white. Fire Commissioner Richard C. Ford said he's hamstrung in hiring, as the last entrance exam was held in 2014. The next test will happen in 2021.


Monti’s Cheesesteaks In Lincoln Square Closes After Fire: ‘We Will Be Back’

It's not clear how the fire started, but owner David Weissner said the damage is so severe he isn't sure when the local favorite can reopen.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Fire Forces West Side’s Uncle Remus & Guilty Pleasurez Bakery To Close

The restaurant will be shut down for up to six weeks as the building is renovated, but a restaurant rep said they'll be back "better than ever."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Teen Lost In Lake Michigan As People Urged To Stay Away Because Of Dangerous Waves And Currents

Dangerous wave conditions and possible lake shore flooding remain a possibility Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

West Town Lemonade Stand Will Benefit Belmont Cragin Families Whose Homes Burned Due To Fireworks

Lily Dahms, 12, said she hopes to raise at least $150 for the families with her Thursday lemonade stand. "We just thought it would be good to raise money for them."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

General Iron Is Back At Work In Lincoln Park, But Just For ‘Limited’ Activities, City Says

The recycler has been taking in and sorting metal since June 29, but it can't resume shredding until repairs are made to equipment damaged in the May explosions.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

3 Chicago Families Lost Their Homes To Fires This Weekend — And Illegal Fireworks Are Likely To Blame

Fireworks were annoying to many Chicagoans and their pets, but they were more than an annoyance to these Chicago families. "The least they could do is shoot them off in a parking lot or somewhere where no houses are around."

Englewood, Chatham

Neighbors Celebrate Closure Of General Iron, But Scrappers Now Unsure Where To Take Truckloads Of Metal

The morning after an explosion that forced the shutdown of the Lincoln Park metal recycling plant, scrap metal collectors showed up looking to unload.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Fire Destroys Vincennes Food Mart In Auburn Gresham

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, fire officials said. The building will need to be demolished.

Englewood, Chatham

As South Shore Mom Battles Breast Cancer Again, Dozens Celebrate Her 33rd Birthday With A Parade

Kourtney Lewis, a Spanish teacher and baker, is battling cancer again after beating the disease a decade ago. Dozens visited her South Shore home to celebrate her fighting spirit.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

60 Cars And Trucks Crash On Kennedy Expressway, Shutting It Down

The pileup at North Avenue came amid a mid-April snowstorm, sending 14 people to local hospitals already battling the coronavirus outbreak.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

No Injuries From Blommer Chocolate Fire, Officials Say

Chocolate makers were already back at work Tuesday afternoon.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Firefighter Dies From Coronavirus, Had Been Stationed In Rogers Park

Mario Araujo joined the Chicago Fire Department in October 2003 and spent most of his career with Truck 25 in Rogers Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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