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A Water Management Department worker uses steam to heat a frozen hydrant, so firefighters can battle an extra-alarm fire in Chatham. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Flames, Frozen Hydrants In Chatham

The fire started around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant three-flat in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue. When crews arrived, nearby hydrants were frozen solid, so the Fire Department had to call in Water Management Department crews to heat the hydrants with steam, and get water flowing.

02/17/2015

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Man Shot In Greater Grand Crossing

The 20-year-old was shot about 7 p.m. while standing outside in he 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. A gray van pulled up and two people got out and opened fire, striking the man in the leg.

08/19/2014

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Police: Man Found Shot To Death In Chatham

The man, thought to be in his 30s, was found shot in a gangway in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue about 8:45 a.m.

11/14/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Chatham Shootings

The shootings occurred at 8:56 a.m. with one victim shot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, and the second shot in the 8200 block of South Drexel.

10/14/2013

Drexel Boulevard Fatal

7 Dead, 24 Others Wounded In Weekend Violence

It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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750 Feet Of Copper Wire Stolen From U Of C Construction Site

Burglars made off with a load of copper wire that would stretch across 2 1/2 football fields at the construction site for a new arts center at the University of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Police Warn Of Rash Of Robberies In Hyde Park, Near U Of C

Police are warning neighbors of a rash of robberies in the Hyde Park neighborhood and around the University of Chicago campus.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Drexel Avenue Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Breaks Out In Chatham Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire broke out early Monday in a four-story apartment building in the Chatham neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A man in his 20s was killed and a woman in her 20s was critically injured when a gunman opened fire near 82nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue on July 29, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead In Chatham Shooting That Sparked Police Shootout

Chicago police officers were involved in a shootout with at least one suspect who shot and killed two people in the Chatham neighborhood Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011