A southwest suburban fire department used a drone to fly over a burning house. That allowed firefighters to better attack the flames.
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.
(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 […]
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.
Lucky Cordell, the former general manager for WVON 1690, died Tuesday night, more than a week after he and his 62-year-old daughter were critically injured in a house fire started by smoking materials.
Police arrived at the scene first and began waking up residents to get them out of the building.
Mamie Addison, 68, was found at her home in the 3800 block of Butternut Street in East Chicago, Indiana about 11:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three days after the fire left the 3046 N. Sheffield Ave. building water-logged and burnt, newly unveiled security video shows three people in the alley just minutes before the early-morning fire erupted. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Firefighters found a mattress on fire in a first-floor bedroom and removed it through a window, extinguishing the fire in the front yard, officials said. The rest of the fire in the bedroom was brought under control in less than 10 minutes.
Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Crews responded to the fire at a home in the 300 block of East 88th Place. After the blaze was put out, firefighters found a man thought to be in his 50s dead on the second floor,
The blaze started around 2:15 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom of a home in the 7600 block of West 160th Place. Christina Campa was getting ready for work, when she noticed sparks coming out of the wall near an outlet.
A fire destroyed a roofing company’s building Wednesday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.
Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 2 a.m. at a 1 1/2-story home in the 9900 block of South Wallace Street, according Fire Media Affairs.
Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. with reports of clothes on fire in a bedroom of a house in the 1000 block of Center Street, according to a statement from the Elgin Fire Department. Crews arrived within two minutes to see smoke coming from a second-floor window and occupants evacuating the building.
Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.
One victim reportedly was stabbed, another had been restrained with duct tape, and a fire was started.
Relatives said 50-year-old Tyrone Lowe was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.
The FBI has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the animal rights extremist or extremists who set fire to several carriages at an historic stable in the Old Town neighborhood in February.
The 25-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest and both arms by a 27-year-old man during a dispute in the 11700 block of South Justine about 11 a.m., police said.