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.
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.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.
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.
A Hammond man died Saturday after he was injured in a fire at his northwest Indiana home.
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.
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.
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.
A retired Steger fire captain died early Monday after being struck by a vehicle in south suburban Crete.
Thomas Flahive was a healthy 58-year-old, his fellow firefighters tell CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.
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.
Quick action from firefighters helped save residents overnight at an apartment building in the Ravenswood neighborhood.
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.
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.
Police are investigating multiple reports of a smell of natural gas in and around the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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.
A man was pulled from the Chicago River on Friday morning after he apparently jumped off the Clark Street bridge.
Fire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.
A car slammed into a fire squad company on the city’s West Side, as the company raced to the scene of a fire 2 1/2 miles away.
The City Council Finance Committee is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died after a series of alleged mistakes by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.