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Man Killed In Harvey Coach House Fire

A man was killed and another person was hurt in a fire at coach house Wednesday afternoon in south suburban Harvey.


One woman was found dead inside a Chatham apartment building after a fire. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Woman Found Dead After South Side Apartment Fire

One person was found dead in an extra-alarm fire early Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, fire officials said.


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Fire Official: Elderly Woman Found Dead After NW Side Fire

An elderly woman was found dead after a fire Tuesday afternoon in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to a fire official.


Seven people died in this Cicero apartment fire in February 2010. (CBS)

Cicero Landlord Convicted Of Murder In Fire Deaths

Lawrence Myers on Monday was also found guilty of aggravated arson for hiring his building manager to set fire to a Cicero building to collect insurance money. The victims ranged in ages 20 years to a 3-day-old infant.


Seven people died in this Cicero apartment fire in February 2010. (CBS)

Prosecutors Play Tapes Of Landlord Discussing Fatal Fire

Prosecutors presented a major piece of evidence Friday in the trial of a landlord accused of setting fire to his Cicero building and killing seven people. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


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Fire Officials: Man Killed In Chatham Apartment Fire

A man in his 60s was killed in a fire in a Chatham neighborhood apartment building Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.


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Fire Officials: Man, 60, Killed In Austin Fire

The fire started just before 5:25 p.m. in a two-story, multi-unit apartment building in the 500 block of South Lavergne Avenue.


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One Dead In Jefferson Park Fire

A person was found dead when a fire broke out at a home on the far Northwest Side, fire officials said.


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Rockford House Fire Kills Four People

Authorities say four people are dead after a fire broke out overnight in a Rockford home.


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Man Who Died In Highland Park Fire Believed To Be Restaurateur

It could be a few days before authorities have a positive identification on a man found dead in his burning home in Highland Park, but neighbors say he was the owner of a local restaurant.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Bernice King, 33 (left), and her daughter Angel Harris, 14 (right), were killed in a fire in an apartment in Gary, Ind. Police said the fire was set intentionally, and they have leads on the suspect. (Credit: CBS)

Woman, Teen Daughter Killed In Gary Apartment Fire; Blaze Deliberately Set

A woman and a teenage girl were killed and five more – a firefighter among them – were injured early Wednesday in an apartment fire in Gary, Ind.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Todd Mandoline, 23, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated arson, one count of arson and one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly setting a deadly fire in Lombard on July 22, 2012. (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Man Held Without Bond In Deadly Lombard Arson

A 23-year old man is set to appear for a bond hearing in DuPage County Wednesday morning, accused of murder and arson.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

James Kluppelberg (right) and his attorney Karl Leonard walk through the parking lot of the Menard Correctional Center, after Kluppelberg was released from prison on May 31, 2012. (Credit: Eva Nagao)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Deadly Arson Fire Set Free

A 46-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has been released from prison.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

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1 Dead In Fire In Humboldt Park

A person was found dead in an abandoned building that caught fire Friday afternoon in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.


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Man Dies When Controlled Brush Burn Rages Into Inferno

An elderly man from rural Will County died Wednesday, after being overcome by flames while working in his yard.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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Woman Found Dead In Gary Apartment Fire

GARY, Ind. (STMW) – Officials are investigating the cause of what they suspect is an accidental fire at a Gary apartment complex that claimed the life of the 56-year-old woman who lived there. Cpl. Gabrielle […]


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City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-Rises

The Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

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Workers Take Down Barriers Blocking Building Where Kids Died In Fire

City workers on Thursday morning removed a set of concrete and steel posts that had blocked a key entrance to an apartment complex where two small children died in a fire earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

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DCFS Probes Neglect Allegations In Deadly Far South Side Fire

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in investigating accusations of neglect, for the family that lived in the Far South Side apartment where a fire broke out early Tuesday and killed two children.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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2 Toddlers Dead In Far South Side Fire

Two toddlers were killed early Tuesday in a townhouse fire on the city’s Far South Side, and an accident involving a 6-year-old boy cooking on the stove may be to blame.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012