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Lake Shore Drive Fire

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

Fence Removal

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

Fire Victims

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

Fire Victims

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

Beacon Street Fire

Man, 79, Dead After Uptown Fire

A 79-year-old man is dead, after his apartment went up in flames in the Uptown neighborhood overnight.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Officials: Open Door Helped Spread Fatal Fire In Lakeview

City officials said Monday that a door left open by a Lakeview couple fleeing a high-rise fire helped spread the deadly blaze and an elevator malfunction slowed firefighters’ ability to get to the fire right away.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

75th Street Fire

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Can’t Make Bond, Sent To Jail

The owner of a South Shore neighborhood building where two Chicago firefighters died battling a blaze is now in jail, after failing to make bond on contempt charges.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Rogers Park Fire

Rogers Park Fire Leaves Man Dead

A man died in a fire in his Rogers Park neighborhood apartment early Wednesday, just one day moved in, according to fire officials.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

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Medical Records Needed to Identify Man Who Died In Fire

Medical records were needed to identify a 75-year-old man who was killed in a Joliet Township house fire on Christmas morning.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Man Dies In House Fire Near Joliet

A man died in a fire at a residence in an unincorporated area of Joliet Township Sunday morning.


Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Commemorates Firefighters Killed 1 Year Ago

A memorial was held Thursday morning, one year to the day after two Chicago firefighters died when the roof of a South Shore neighborhood building collapsed in a fire.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Family members comfort 3-year-old Andrew Collins and his 1-year-old brother Landon Teel in the hospital. (CBS)

2 Boys Slowly Recovering After Fatal Ind. Fire

One-year-old Landon Teel and his brother, 3-year-old Andrew Collins, have made miraculous recoveries from the fire that killed their mother. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with family members.


Fire Graphic

63-Year-Old Woman Dies In West Rogers Park Fire

A 63-year-old woman died in a fire at a West Rogers Park apartment building on Monday.


Two children died after they were pulled from a fire in this home in southwest suburban Hickory Hills on Sept. 28, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

2 Children Killed In Hickory Hills Fire

Two children – a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old – died Wednesday afternoon after they were pulled out of a burning home in the southwestern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner's  office December 22, 2010 (Credit; Scott Olson/Getty Images

Report Blames Poor Communication For Firefighters’ Deaths

An investigation by by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found a lack of communication – and insufficient equipment – contributed to the deaths of two Chicago firefighters last year.


Volunteers have been helping to renovate the shuttered Our Lady of the Angels Church. (CBS)

Volunteers Help Renovate Our Lady Of Angels Church

Our Lady of Angels Church is forever tied to Chicago tragedy — a 1958 fatal fire that killed 93 students at the church’s school– but it is being reopened with the help of volunteers. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Two occupants died in a fire at 1208 W. 52nd St. Monday afternoon. (CBS)

Two Dead In South Side House Fire

Two men died Monday afternoon in a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when flames blocked the only way in or out of the attic where they were when the fire broke out.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in downstate Grande Ridge; three bodies were found inside. (Todd Sherman)

3 Found Dead In Downstate House Destroyed By Fire

A woman and her two small children are dead after a fire in their LaSalle County home on Thursday.


An elderly woman was killed after a fire in southwest suburban Hodgkins on Saturday afternoon. (CBS)

Elderly Woman Dies After Hodgkins Fire

An elderly woman died Sunday after a mobile home fire in southwest suburban Hodgkins.


Tiniya Coleman

2-Month-Old Girl Dies In West Side Fire

A 2-month-old girl is dead after an early-morning house fire on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011