Some Chicago area hospitals were being forced to turn away emergency room patients because of an influx of people suffering from the flu.
Ambulances were dispatched when smoke was discovered at the Montgomery Place retirement home in Hyde Park this afternoon.
Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.
Ambulances were dispatched to a dry cleaners in south suburban Lansing in Monday morning for what a witness reported was fumes.
Provident will give neighboring hospitals 30 days to prepare for when it stops taking ER patients from ambulances.
Six people have been hospitalized from a two-car crash on the West Side Monday afternoon.