Tinley Park Police Department Cleared When Woman Shows Up With Grenade

A mother showed up with a grenade her child had found in a field behind their home.


Fans evacuate the stadium due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced at least one tornado in Illinois has produced high winds and possible flash flooding. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field Chief Would Do Some Things Differently With Stadium Evacuation

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the man who made the decision.


carbon monoxide detector

Carbon Monoxide Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Albany Park Building

Carbon monoxide from a boiler leak Tuesday night forced as many as 70 people from their apartments in the Albany Park neighborhood on the North Side.


Four buildings at the University of Illinois at Chicago were evacuated on Sept. 24, 2013, after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line. (Photo courtesy: Chris Matocha)

Four Buildings At UIC Evacuated For Gas Leak

A Level 2 HazMat response was called when a construction company hit a small gas line at 900 W. Taylor St.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Fire On Roof Prompts Evacuation Of West Pullman School

All students were safely evacuated from Higgins Elementary School at 11710 S. Morgan St.


Morris Hospital was evacuated as a precaution Thursday. (CBS)

Morris Hospital Evacuates As Floodwaters Rise

A southwest suburban hospital has evacuated patients because of rising floodwaters from a nearby creek and the Illinois River.



SIU Evacuates Dorms In Dead Of Night Due To Bomb Threat

Three residence halls at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale were evacuated overnight, following a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Carbon Monoxide Prompts Evacuation Of Northwest Side Condo Building

A condo building on the city’s Northwest Side was evacuated Wednesday afternoon, after carbon monoxide levels rose into the danger zone.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium Evacuated Due To Power Outage

The Shedd Aquarium was evacuated Thursday afternoon when the electricity went out to much of the building.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

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Fire At Plastics Plant Creates Hazardous Fumes In Zion

Officials evacuated part of Zion for almost two hours Sunday morning due to hazardous fumes from a fire that broke out at Maine Plastics.


A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kids Evacuated From School As Man Threatens To Jump From Nearby Roof

Children were evacuated from a parochial school in the Logan Square neighborhood, after a man threatened to jump from a roof nearby.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

The engineering building at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a neighboring campus building were evacuated on May 8, 2012, due to an acid spill. (Credit: CBS)

Two IIT Buildings Evacuated For Acid Spill

Two buildings on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology was evacuated Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to an acid spill.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

Benedictine University is preparing to be a shelter for evacuees during the upcoming NATO summit, if necessary. (CBS)

Benedictine University Told To Set Up Potential Shelter For NATO Summit Evacuees

Meanwhile, a Near South Side church just blocks from McCormick Place is offering itself as a haven to anti-NATO protesters coming in from out of town. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Red Line Evacuation

Small Fire Shuts Down Roosevelt Red Line Stop, Reroutes Trains

A small trash fire in the Red Line subway prompted first responders to evacuate the Roosevelt Road station, and shut off power to the trains.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Train Derailment, Explosion

Train Derailment, Explosion Evacuates Central Illinois Town

Many residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011


Des Plaines City Hall Evacuated For Freon Leak

The Des Plaines municipal building had to be evacuated late Thursday morning for a freon leak.


Image Of Naperville Police Patch. (Naperville Police)

Suicide Threat Prompts Naperville Evacuation

Naperville police aren’t saying it was a suicide attempt or threat, but an incident Wednesday had all the markings of it.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, after a prop -- two bricks covered in duct tape, with wires sticking out -- he was using for a cos-play event at Millennium Park was found near "The Bean," prompting a bomb scare and an evacuation of part of the park. (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Says Suspicious Package At Millennium Park Was ‘Misunderstanding’

An 18-year-old Lincoln Park resident accused of causing an evacuation at Millennium Park Saturday evening told WBBM Newsradio 780 that he was taking part in a “costume play” and that it was all a misunderstanding.

WBBM Newsradio–07/10/2011

(Credit: CBS)

Suspicious Object At Barrington School Not A Threat

A suspicious object found in the loading dock of a northwest suburban high school led to early dismissal and evacuation Tuesday afternoon before it was determined the object was not a threat.


(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Fumes Sicken 12 At Suburban Apartment Building

Investigators have yet to determine the source of fumes sickened a number of people Monday night in an Elgin apartment building.