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South Side Grocery Catches Fire After Armed Robbery

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.

05/20/2015

A truck hauling deoxidizer caught fire on Illinois Route 394 on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Truck Fire Halts Traffic On Route 394 In Glenwood

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.

05/19/2015

A fire burns at Homer Tree Service in Lockport on Monday. (Credit: Grant Spooner)

None Injured In Huge Fire At Lockport Mulch Business

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.

05/19/2015

A 4-year-old boy suffered second-degree burns to more than 75 percent of his body in a fire on the Northwest Side Sunday morning. | NVP News

Arson Investigated In NW Side Fire That Critically Injured 4-Year-Old Boy

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.

05/17/2015

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Man, 93, Critically Injured In Ashburn Fire

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.

05/13/2015

Firefighters from several towns were on the scene of an apartment fire in Burnham. (CBS)

Extra Alarm Fire Erupts Inside Burnham Condominium

Crews from multiple south suburbs were battling an extra-alarm fire in Burnham Monday morning.

05/11/2015

Flames spread from one home to another in west suburban Oak Park late Thursday night, gutting both houses. (Credit: Captured News)

Three Injured After Fire Guts Two Homes In Oak Park

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.

05/08/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire To Plead Guilty, Attorney Says

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.

05/07/2015

An elderly man was found dead after a house fire Tuesday morning on Claim Street in Aurora. (Credit: Aurora Fire Department)

Man Found Dead After Aurora House Fire

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.

05/05/2015

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire

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.

05/01/2015

Firefighters pour water on a blaze at 520 N. Springfield Av. on Friday. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

No One Injured In Humboldt Park Fire

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.

05/01/2015

Newly released video shows Chicago police officers dragging two men from a fiery car wreck. (Chicago Police)

WATCH: Chicago Police Officers Rescue Motorists From Fiery Car

Dramatic, newly released video shows how two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a fiery vehicle following a crash earlier this month.

04/23/2015

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Cause Of Fire That Destroyed Barrington Hills Mansion Still Undetermined

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.

04/20/2015

Investigators are looking into whether or not the grocery store was broken into prior tot he fire. (Credit: CBS)

Grocery Store Owner Says Alarm Went Off Prior To Blaze

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.

04/20/2015

A controlled burn got too close to some homes in Crystal Lake on Tuesday.  Minor damage reported. (CBS)

Controlled Burn Gets Too Close To Homes In Crystal Lake

Kenneth Caudle knows a thing or two about fire.

04/14/2015

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25 Displaced By Fire In Heart Of Chicago Neighborhood, Firefighter Suffers Minor Injury

A firefighter was injured and 25 people were displaced in an extra-alarm blaze early Sunday at an apartment building in Pilsen.

04/12/2015

Water damage to Brion Jackson's home in Algonquin, after lightning struck the roof, sparking a fire. Part of the ceiling was ripped out to make sure the flames did not rekindle. (Credit: CBS)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Algonquin

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 […]

04/09/2015

The fire could be seen through the top floor of the building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighter Injured In Extra-Alarm Blaze In Pilsen

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.

03/31/2015

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Two Injured In Pullman Fire

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.

03/31/2015

The scene of the fire in East Garfield Park on March 8. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

East Garfield Park Woman’s Fire Death Ruled A Homicide

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.

03/24/2015

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