Chicago Fire Department

Three Rescued From Stalled Elevator At Ritz-Carlton

They were all rescued by 9:45 p.m., the fire department said. All are residents of the hotel.


Chicago Childrens Museum

Elevator Fire At Navy Pier Briefly Closes Children’s Museum

No evacuations of Navy Pier were required, but Fire Media said the patrons of the Children’s Museum conducted an orderly voluntary departure, and that facility was temporarily closed to allow ventilation of smoke.


Johnny Quinn. (Getty Images)

View: USA Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Stuck In Elevator

Quinn’s been stuck in a bathroom and elevator now. What’s next?

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

The Cook County Administration Building (CBS)

Elevator Stuck For Two Hours At Cook County Building

Nine people almost didn’t make it to the weekend Friday when they became trapped in an elevator at the Cook County administration building.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Four Hurt When Loop Elevator Falls Five Floors

The elevator apparently malfunctioned and fell from the 15th to the 10th floor, where it then became stuck, according to Fire Media Affairs. The people were out of the elevator about 3:20 p.m.


Chicago Fire Department

At Least 18 Trapped In John Hancock Center Elevator

Authorities freed at least 18 people trapped in a John Hancock Center parking garage elevator early Saturday evening.


Mid-Continental Plaza

Person Stuck In Elevator For 3 Hours At Downtown Building

A person was finally free Monday morning, after getting stuck in an elevator twice, and for more than three hours, in a downtown building.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

63-year-old George Davis. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Falls 3 Stories To His Death In Loop Garage

A 63-year-old man on his way to the Chicago Theater died Saturday night after he apparently fell off an employee “man lift’’ at a downtown parking garage and plummeted three stories to his death, police said.


The office of the Fire Marshall tapes up the elevator at the Plaza Hotel in Joliet; on Sunday a 2-year-old boy fell down the elevator shaft. (Credit: Michael R. Schmidt~Sun-Times Media)

Inspector: Boy Shouldn’t Have Accessed Elevator Switch

New information is out about a recent incident in which a 2-year-old boy fell down an elevator shaft in a Joliet hotel, resulting in serious injuries.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Police Badge (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Robbers Ride Elevators To Burglarize Apartments

Three men allegedly rode elevators in an apartment building, then followed and robbed residents at gunpoint.