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Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.


The scene of a roof collapse on North Ashland Avenue. (Chicago Fire Dept.)

Woman Injured When Roof Collapses

Fire officials say the incident occurred in the 1100 block of North Ashland Avenue at a building where construction was underway. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital.


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Roof Collapses While Firefighters Battle South Shore Blaze

A mayday response — indicating firefighters could be in distress — was called after the roof collapse, but all firefighters were located unharmed.


Chicago Fire Department's Engine 13 races down Randolph Street on its way to a call.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Family, Friends Remember Heroic Firefighter

One of those standing honor guard beside retired firefighter Eddie Goya’s casket was Fire Lieutenant Ricardo Vega, who owes his life to Groya.


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Three-Alarm Fire On South Side

Chicago firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in a residential building on the South Side.


A "safe haven" sign near a Chicago fire station. (CBS)

Baby Abandoned At Fire Station

The 3-week-old boy was left at Engine 101 at 2236 W. 69th St., and he was transported in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.


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Pit Bulls Maul 3-Year-Old Boy

The attack, which left the child with “multiple puncture wounds,” occurred in a building in the 7300 block of South Kingston Avenue, the fire department said.


A high-rise fire drill was held at the AON Center Sunday morning. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

High-Rise Fire Drill Conducted At Aon Center

The Chicago Fire Department conducted a high-rise fire drill at the Aon Center Sunday morning.


Rescue workers respond to the "injured" during a disaster drill on the South Side on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Fire Department To Complete Disaster Drill In Englewood

It has been the biggest drill the department has done in years.


One of  the "injured" victims is found in a tree during a disaster drill on the South Side on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Rescue Crews Respond To Mock Tornado On South Side

A massive “mock” disaster on the South Side on Tuesday is testing the training of first responders.


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Paramedic Has Been Working 14 Months Without License

It was a discovery made just a couple of weeks ago, and the Fire Department has been scrambling to correct the situation.


An off-duty CTA worker driving a pickup truck crashed into an ambulance in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on March 21, 2013. The CTA worker was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty CTA Worker Suspected Of DUI In Crash With Ambulance

An off-duty CTA employee was arrested in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight, on suspicion of drunk driving, after crashing into an ambulance carrying a patient to the hospital.


Ice on Lake Michigan (CBS 2/Mai Martinez)

Lakefront Ice Is Beautiful But Deadly

A dog was rescued last week along Chicago’s icy lakefront, but sometimes people aren’t so lucky. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


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2 Children, 2 Adults Hurt In West Side Fire

A fire on the West Side sent two adults and two children to the hospital on Tuesday morning.


A tower ladder is used to battle a fire on the South Side. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Two Men Died In High-Rise Fire After Saving Woman

The two men who died in a South Shore high-rise fire had rescued an elderly woman from the blaze and returned to try to extinguish the flames.


Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an apartment building in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Cause Of Morgan Park Fire Remains Mystery

The extra alarm fire at a Morgan Park condo left nearly 50 without a place to live.


Firefighters rescue several dogs from a burning building in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Person Burned, Several Dogs Rescued At NW Side Fire

Firefighters brought the animals — some unconscious — out of the building in blankets and used oxygen masks specially made for pets to attempt to revive them.


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Fire Department Goes ‘Old School’ By Fighting Fire With ‘Little Mo’

The Chicago Fire Department dusted off one of its “oldies, but goodies” this morning to pour water on the smoldering remains of an overnight extra alarm fire.


Chicago Firefighter Michael Boyd (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Fire Department’s Mister Fix-It Loses Battle With Cancer

A Chicago Fire Department stunned by the line of duty deaths of two members in 10 days got more bad news when a popular North Side firefighter, known to friends as a Mr. Fix-It, lost his battle with cancer.


Chicago police officers and firefighters salute the casket of Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson, draped in the Chicago flag, as it is carried into St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel for Johnson's funeral on Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson died from injuries he suffered fighting a fire in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: Suzanne Le Mignot/CBS 2)

‘Master Fireman’ Herbie Johnson Laid To Rest

Hundreds of Chicago area firefighters and police officers packed a South Side chapel on Thursday to say a final farewell to Chicago Fire Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty last week.