Isaiah M. Camacho, 18, of the 4700 block of West Deming, was charged with one count of aggravated arson, Chicago Police announced Wednesday night.
Crews were called shortly after 3 a.m. to the fire in the 3500 block of West Palmer Street, police and fire officials said. The fire started in a vacant two-story building and spread to an adjacent two-story building which was occupied.
Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a blaze in a residence on the South Side on Thursday morning.
A one-year-old child and and 18-year-old sibling were taken to the hospital after being rescued from a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.
FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.
Firefighters were waiting for building inspectors to allow them to begin searching the rubble for victims in what’s left of the apartment building near Van Buren Street and Kostner Avenue.
As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.
A three-alarm fire at a West Side building could be seen for miles Thursday afternoon.
The fire started around 4 a.m. in home at MacIntosh Court and Orchard Bluff Lane. At least 20 trucks from various area fire departments responded to the blaze, including crews from Zion, Beach Park, and some towns in Wisconsin.
One person was burned and two others were hurt when repairs to a gas line started a fire at a restaurant Tuesday afternoon in west suburban Elmhurst.
Chicago firefighters spent several hours Tuesday morning putting out a stubborn fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Fire crews extinguished a multiple-alarm fire at a church in the West Side Austin neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin on Monday night, causing about $150,000 in damage, according to fire officials.
The mother of a man forced to jump with his girlfriend from a third-floor apartment window to escape a fatal blaze Monday has sued the building’s owner and management company, the Sun-Times is reporting.
The owner of the building where four children died in a fire early Monday called the tragedy “the saddest situation I’ve ever gone through in my life.”
Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured in an apartment fire early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.
An elderly woman was killed overnight when her home was leveled by an explosion in LaSalle County. The woman’s son also was in the home at the time, but survived. Three firefighters also were hurt while helping put out the flames.
The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.
Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.