Two gunmen walked into the store about 9:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South May Street, announcing a robbery and forcing everyone inside the store into a back room. The duo made off with an unspecified amount of cash, and the store occupants noticed smoke coming from the building when they left the back room.
The truck, hauling deoxidizer, was traveling south about 2 a.m. on I-394 near Glenwood Lansing Road when the tractor went up in flames, according to Illinois State Police. The driver disconnected the vehicle from the tractor and drove a safe distance away to call authorities.
The blaze at Homer Tree Service, at 16464 W. 143rd St., in Lockport was so large, police shut down the nearby exit ramp on the Veterans Memorial Tollway.
A fire in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side left a 4-year-old boy hospitalized with second-degree burns to more than 75 percent of his body early Sunday.
The fire broke out about 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of West 83rd Place, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.
Crews from multiple south suburbs were battling an extra-alarm fire in Burnham Monday morning.
The fire started around 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of North Humphrey Avenue. A 6-year-old boy and a 54-year-old man were trapped and unconscious in a second floor apartment for some time until fire rescue crews in oxygen masks could reach them.
A plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.
A neighbor saw smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Claim Street about 7:30 a.m. and called 911, according to a statement from the Aurora Fire Department. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the home, where they discovered the 73-year-old dead, according to the statement.
Federal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.
The blaze was reported in a two-and-a-half story apartment building at 520 N. Springfield Av. about 5:45 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.
Dramatic, newly released video shows how two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a fiery vehicle following a crash earlier this month.
A suburban fire chief says investigators are still working to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a Barrington Hills mansion over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
Windy City Produce, a grocery store in Irving Park, was gutted early Monday, after an extra-alarm blaze tore through the building, causing part of the roof to collapse.
Kenneth Caudle knows a thing or two about fire.
A firefighter was injured and 25 people were displaced in an extra-alarm blaze early Sunday at an apartment building in Pilsen.
CHICAGO (CBS) — An Algonquin family was rocked from their sleep when a lightning bolt struck their house, and started a fire early Thursday morning. The homeowner said it’s fortunate no one was hurt, as […]
The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze 20 minutes later.
Companies were working at the scene of the fire at a 1 ½-story building near 96th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, Fire Media Affairs said in a tweet at 5:33 a.m. Two injuries were reported.
Margaret Noble, 79, died Saturday following the March 8 fire at her home in the 300 block of South Albany Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.