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Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

The Second City Cancels All Shows This Week After Fire

As crews continue cleaning up and repairing damage from an extra-alarm fire in Piper’s Alley last week, The Second City has cancelled all its shows this week, but hopes to resume a normal schedule a week from Monday.

08/31/2015

Smoke continued pouring from the remains of Lincoln Square Lanes and Matty K's Hardware for hours after firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed the 97-year-old second-story bowling alley and the hardware store below. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Guts Lincoln Square Lanes Bowling Alley

The fire started around 1 a.m. at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Av. and while the Fire Department said it was put out by 4:15 a.m., crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots as of 6:30 a.m.

08/31/2015

Two men were killed in the fire at 5207 S. Lorel. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Authorities Identify One Of Two Men Killed In Arson Fire

At least one of the two men found dead in a swift-moving fire Saturday morning in Garfield Ridge lived in the Southwest Side home where arson blaze was set, authorities said.

08/31/2015

A fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: CBS).

Fire Spreads From Vacant Building To Neighboring Home In Back Of The Yards

A family of four was forced out on the street when a fire in a neighboring building spread to their home.

08/29/2015

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Loop Fire Prompts HazMat Response

Construction workers caused a small street fire in the Loop, drawing a hazardous materials response Thursday night, fire officials said.

08/28/2015

A car left the road and crashed into a tree, then burst into flames, along Rollins Road, just east of Lake Shore Drive in north suburban Ingleside. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Two Of Three Victims ID’d In Lake County Crash, Explosion

The coroner hopes to identify the third victim using DNA.

08/27/2015

Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Second City Cancels Shows Through Sunday After Fire

The Second City comedy troupe has canceled all of its performances through Sunday, while crews continue assessing and cleaning up damage from an extra-alarm fire that destroyed its offices on Wednesday.

08/27/2015

An extra-alarm fire burns in the Piper's Alley shopping center, which includes at least one stage for the Second City comedy troupe. (Credit: CBS)

Second City Offices Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Fire In Old Town

Offices for the Second City comedy troupe have been destroyed and three people have been injured in an extra alarm fire next door to the theater in Old Town.

08/26/2015

A car left the road and crashed into a tree, then burst into flames, along Rollins Road, just east of Lake Shore Drive in north suburban Ingleside. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Three Killed In Fiery Ingleside Crash

Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Christopher Covelli said a Kia Optima struck a tree and burst into flames just east of the intersection of Rollins Road and Lake Shore Drive in Ingleside shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

08/26/2015

Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday at a home in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Investigate West Garfield Park Fire As Arson

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at a two-flat in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue.

08/26/2015

Chicago firefighters wrapping up 2 alarm fire at an apartment building in Edgewater. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Three Hospitalized After Fire At Edgewater Apartment Building

Three people were taken to hospitals after an extra-alarm fire Sunday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.

08/23/2015

Firefighters battle flames at a building in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue on Thursday. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Two Hurt, Including Firefighter, In Suspicious Humboldt Park Fire

Firefighters responded to a fire in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found flames on one of the side porches, and in an interior stairwell.

08/20/2015

Sean Johnson's arm sustained second-degree burns. (CBS)

Teens Harm Plainfield Boy With Makeshift Blowtorch

Sean Johnson and his friend were walking through Plainfields’s West Norman Greenway when they say three teen-aged boys were literally playing with fire and challenged them to a dare. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/17/2015

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Two Injured In Recycling Plant Fire

According to the Fire Department, the fire started around 12:40 p.m. at 2301 S. Laflin St., which is a recycling plant. Two men were taken to hospitals from the scene.

08/08/2015

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Two Police Officers, Firefighter Hurt Responding To West Pullman Fire

The officers, both men in their 30s, knocked on the door of the home in the 12400 block of South State Street about 4 a.m. and searched it after a neighbor reported seeing smoke, according to police and fire officials.

08/06/2015

Firefighters work to secure a house fire in Elmhurst. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Lightning Strike Likely Cause Of House Fire In Elmhurst

Firefighters who responded about 12:40 a.m. to the home in the 900 block of South Saylor Avenue found fire in the attic above the garage, the Elmhurst Fire Department said in a statement.

08/04/2015

A drone used by the Orland Park Fire Protection District. (CBS)

Orland Park Uses Drone To Combat Fire

A southwest suburban fire department used a drone to fly over a burning house. That allowed firefighters to better attack the flames.

07/29/2015

At least two semitrailers and three cars were involved in a crash in a construction zone on Interstate 65 near Lafayette. Five people were killed. (Credit: CBS)

5 Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash On Interstate 65 Near Lafayette

Five people, including a truck driver from north suburban Lake Zurich, were killed overnight, when a tanker truck caused a chain reaction crash on Interstate 65 near Lafayette, Indiana.

07/24/2015

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WATCH: Norridge Cops Save Disabled Resident From House Fire

(CBS) — This is a story about heroic events captured on a police dash camera. Police in northwest suburban Norridge have posted video on Facebook of officers rescuing a man who almost died in a smoky […]

07/23/2015

Four people were injured, three of them critically, in an early morning fire in the 2600 block of West Cullerton Street. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Dies, Three Injured In Little Village Fire

A 24-year-old woman has died, after an early morning fire that also injured her husband and two children in the Little Village neighborhood. A law enforcement source said investigators suspect a citronella candle might have started the fire.

07/10/2015

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