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Naperville's Riverwalk (CBS)

DuPage River Is Treacherous, Naperville Authorities Warn

The river is currently 4 to 7 feet above flood stage, and flowing rapidly in some areas. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


Gary Fire Department Lt. Kevin Thomas describes his fire company's cramped, uncomfortable quarters. (CBS)

Gary, Ind. Firefighters Stuck In Bad Digs

Imagine trying to sleep while living above a party-room — and you’re a firefighter. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards pays a visit.


File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Speed Up North Riverside’s Attempt To Privatize Fire Dept.

An attorney for a suburban firefighters union said they will continue their fight against an attempt by the village of North Riverside to privatize its fire department.


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Firefighters Say No To North Riverside Privatization Plan

Firefighters in west suburban North Riverside have balked at the mayor’s proposal to privatize the department, saying they refuse to work for a private company rather than for the village.


North Riverside Mayor Suggests Privatizing Village Fire Department

Mayor Hubert E. Hermanek Jr. says having a private firm take over the village’s firefighting duties could save taxpayers more than $700,000 in pension payments, health insurance and more.


Richard Haschke (Highland Fire Dept.)

Highland, Ind. Firefighter Dies In ATV Accident

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.


Merrionnette Park firefighter Marvin Buhle (left) is accused of trying to rape a woman who was passed out at a party while fellow firefighter Michael Haas (right) allegedly acted as a lookout. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

2 Merrionette Park Firefighters Accused Of Sex Assault

A $250,000 bond was set Sunday for a Merrionette Park firefighter accused of sexually abusing a visitor from Hawaii at a party while a fellow firefighter allegedly acted as lookout outside the bedroom door.


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Man Killed In Fire At Hammond Home

A Hammond man died Saturday after he was injured in a fire at his northwest Indiana home.


A family was rescued Monday after they became sickened from carbon-monoxide poisoning. (CBS)

Quick-Thinking Boyfriend Saves Family Poisoned By Furnace

The young man raced to the house and through a window saw the girl’s father passed out on the living room floor and called 911. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Fire Dept. Rescues Unconscious Antioch Family

An Antioch family of four – all of whom had passed out – was saved this morning by a teenager who called 911 after he peered through the family’s window.


The Chicago River (CBS)

Man Rescued By CFD Divers After Jump In River

A man was rescued from the water by Chicago Fire Department divers after he jumped into the Chicago River in the West Loop near Union Station Tuesday morning.


Leonard Bottando (handout)

Retired Fire Captain Struck, Killed In Hit-And-Run In Crete

A retired Steger fire captain died early Monday after being struck by a vehicle in south suburban Crete.


Chicago Fire Department Thomas Flahive, 58, died from West Nile Virus. (CBS)

Chicago Fire Lieutenant Dies From West Nile Virus

Thomas Flahive was a healthy 58-year-old, his fellow firefighters tell CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.


Chicago Fire Department

Fire Department Set To Move To Upgraded Radio System

In the next few weeks, the Chicago Fire Department expects to begin using a state of the art communications system that’s been years in development.

WBBM Newsradio–09/12/2012

Rockwell Street Fire

Residents Rescued From Burning Building In Ravenswood

Quick action from firefighters helped save residents overnight at an apartment building in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Clark Street Fire Response

Fire Crews Rush To Downtown Office Tower After Elevators Are Shut Down

Fire crews rushed into the Loop Wednesday morning, after a blown fuse shut down the elevators at a high-rise office building just south of City Hall.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Gas Leak Generic

Multiple Reports Of Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park

Police are investigating multiple reports of a smell of natural gas in and around the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

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Fire Crews Dispatched As Construction Barge Tips In Chicago River

The Fire Department was one the scene Wednesday afternoon as a construction barge tipped over and began taking on water in the Chicago River’s South Branch downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Divers work to recover a man who jumped into the Chicago River near Clark Street. (CBS)

Man Pulled From Chicago River After Jumping Off Bridge

A man was pulled from the Chicago River on Friday morning after he apparently jumped off the Clark Street bridge.