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Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In Gary

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.

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A fire which started in the basement of a three-story commercial building in Englewood spread through the entire building and through the roof. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze In Englewood

Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.

08/28/2014

The Office Dining & Spirits in St. Charles. (Credit: Facebook)

Fire Causes Major Damage At St. Charles Restaurant

The fire alarm sounded at The Office Dining & Spirits, at 201 E. Main St. in St. Charles, around 6 a.m. Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said firefighters arrived within a minute, and saw smoke coming from the roof, which was closed at the time.

08/27/2014

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Four Escape Safely From Naperville House Fire

Naperville Fire Department investigators were seeking the cause of a blaze that did significant damage to a house Tuesday night.

08/27/2014

Lincolnwood firefighters use foam to douse flames after two U.S. Postal Service vans caught fire in Lincolnwood on Aug. 25, 2014 (Credit: Scott Lasker/Network Video Productions)

Officials Conducting Arson Investigation After Post Office Vans Burned

Federal authorities were reviewing surveillance camera footage as part of an arson investigation, after to U.S. Postal Service vans were set ablaze Monday night.

08/26/2014

A woman died and three men were injured, including a firefighter, after a fire in this building in Logan Square late Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Dead, Two Men Hurt In Logan Square Fire

The woman and two men apparently were squatting in a vacant two-story building in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, when a fire started in the second-floor apartments around 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

08/15/2014

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court on Wednesday. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Fire That Prompted Mayday From Firefighter

A Chicago firefighter briefly found himself in trouble Wednesday morning at a fire in a South Loop mid-rise apartment building.

08/13/2014

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Nine Injured, Including FiveFirefighters, After Fire At U Of C Dorm For Faculty, Staff

Nine people -including five firefighters and a child – were injured in a smoky fire in a 15-story University of Chicago dorm for faculty and staff.

08/11/2014

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Crew Ties Chicago Fire 1-1

Federico Higuain scored 10 seconds into the second half for Columbus in the Crew’s 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

08/02/2014

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Man Found Dead After Fire In Cicero

A 23-year-old man was found dead in the attic of a building in west suburban Cicero, after firefighters extinguished a fire early Friday morning.

08/01/2014

A garage exploded in southwest suburban Alsip on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Garage Explodes In Alsip

The blast and resulting fire also damaged an above-ground swimming pool, burned some of the siding off the back of the house, and blasted a hole in the roof of a neighboring garage.

07/31/2014

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One Hurt In Naperville Fire

The fire that damaged Dutchman Heating & Cooling Inc., 400 E. Ogden Ave., erupted one week to the day after fire ravaged Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant, less than a block away at 450 E. Ogden Ave.

07/25/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies In Bensenville House Fire

Firefighters were called to the home at 1555 W. Devon Av. around 2 p.m., and found smoke and fire coming from two sides of the house. A family member told firefighters a child was trapped inside the house, and crews rushed in to try to find him, but they could not reach him in time.

07/24/2014

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Child Killed In Bensenville Fire

A child is dead and a second member of a Bensenville family sustained minor injuries in a house fire Wednesday.

07/23/2014

Grandma Sally's Family Restaurant was all but destroyed by a large fire early Friday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Grandma Sally’s Restaurant In Naperville Gutted By Fire

Since the late 1970s, people have been visiting Grandma Sally’s to try the famous cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes. Unfortunately for its owners, employees, and customers, the restaurant was all but destroyed by an early morning fire.

07/18/2014

Two dogs died and a female was hospitalized after a fire in south suburban Steger.  (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Dogs Killed, Female Injured In Garage Fire

About 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3000 block of South Morgan Street for a garage fully engulfed in flames, Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion said. The fire also spread to two homes — heavily damaging one and causing exterior damage to the other.

07/16/2014

Firefighters work to put out a blaze in south suburban Dolton, at a home the fire chief said was "packed to the gills" with junk. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Hoarders’ House In Dolton Destroyed By Fire

A house in south suburban Dolton was destroyed in an early morning fire, after firefighters were unable to get inside, due to the house being “packed to the gills” with junk.

07/16/2014

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Man Sues Rental Company After Fatal Boating Accident

A survivor of a late May boating accident on Lake Michigan that killed at least two people is suing the company that rented the group the 33-foot motorboat that caught fire miles from shore.

07/11/2014

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Charcoal Grill Sparks Townhouse Fire In Naperville

A fire caused by a grill on the balcony of a west suburban Naperville home caused $60,000 in damages Sunday evening.

07/07/2014

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Naperville Restaurant Damaged By Fire

Fire investigators are working to find out what caused a massive fire at a restaurant in downtown Naperville.

07/06/2014

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