Railroad Crossing

Freight Rail Cutting Off Emergency Vehicles In Part Of Gary, Ind.

Nearly six months ago, crews tore out and began rebuilding the overpass drivers used to get around four sets of tracks that cross Lake Street. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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Suburban Fire Department To Sell Ads On Its Fleet

The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District lost $300,00 in revenue last year, and then last week, voters rejected a referendum that would have created new revenue for the district through a special tax increase.


A Chicago ambulance (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Does Chicago Have An Ambulance Shortage?

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate claims by some paramedics that response time is too slow.


Firefighter Injured

Surge In Flu Forces Hospitals To Turn Away Patients

Some Chicago area hospitals were being forced to turn away emergency room patients because of an influx of people suffering from the flu.



Smoke Sends Ambulances To Hyde Park Retirement Home

Ambulances were dispatched when smoke was discovered at the Montgomery Place retirement home in Hyde Park this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Extra Paramedics Called Out For Heat Wave

Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011


Ambulances Sent To Lansing Dry Cleaners

Ambulances were dispatched to a dry cleaners in south suburban Lansing in Monday morning for what a witness reported was fumes.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2011

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Hospital Postpones Plan To Stop Accepting Ambulance Runs

Provident will give neighboring hospitals 30 days to prepare for when it stops taking ER patients from ambulances.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2011


6 Hurt In West Side Crash

Six people have been hospitalized from a two-car crash on the West Side Monday afternoon.