Todd Mandoline (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Villa Park Man Convicted Of Murder For 2012 Arson Fire

It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.


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Body Found After Chicago Lawn Garage Fire

Officers responded to a garage fire in the 6600 block of South Campbell about 11:30 a.m. Monday, police said. After the fire was extinguished, authorities found what appeared to be a dead female. The body was “severely burned” and an autopsy Tuesday was inconclusive.


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Two Residents Rescued, Firefighter Hurt In Elmhurst Fire

Firefighters responding to the fire about 4:20 a.m. on Jan. 10 at a home at 15W414 Fillmore St. found fire venting from the second floor bedroom and roof, according to a statement from the Elmhurst Fire Department.


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Fire Official: One Killed In St. Charles Blaze

The fire started about 7:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 0-100 block of South Third Avenues, the St. Charles Fire Department said in a statement. A man who lived on the first floor of the rental building called 911 after smelling, and later seeing, heavy smoke.


rews battle a house fire in Villa Park late Sunday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Man Injured In Villa Park Fire

A man was injured and at least two cats were killed in a west suburban house fire late Sunday in Villa Park.


Fire gutted the Hyde Park AME Church in the West Pullman neighborhood early Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Fire Destroys Church In West Pullman

Firefighters were called to Hyde Park AME Church just after 3 a.m. When they arrived, they saw flames burning though the roof, which later collapsed as fire crews poured water on the burning building.


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Person Seriously Hurt Jumping From Roof During Roseland Fire

The blaze began in the second floor of the single-family home in the 11500 block of South Lafeyette Avenue at 12:23 a.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Someone made it to the roof and jumped off to escape the fire.


Crews secure the scene of an extra-alarm fire deemed suspicious by arson investigators. / photo from Network Video Productions

Nine People Displaced After Fire At Chatham Apartment Building

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of an extra-alarm fire at a South Side Chatham neighborhood apartment building that left nine people displaced early Sunday.


A resident and four police officers were injured in a fire in west suburban Berwyn early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Berwyn Officers Honored For Pulling Woman From Burning Home

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the police heroes a day after they sprang into action.


A man was found dead after a blaze Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. | Fire Media Affairs

Police: Man Found Dead After South Side Blaze

A man was found dead after a house fire Wednesday afternoon in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.


Fire gutted a home in northwest suburban Norridge on Wednesday. Eight people were rescued from the home. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

8 Rescued From Extra-Alarm Blaze In Norridge.

The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street. Four adults and four children were trapped inside when firefighters arrived, and had to be rescued from the house.


A resident and four police officers were injured in a fire in west suburban Berwyn early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Four Berwyn Cops Injured Rescuing Woman From Fire

Four police officers were injured early Wednesday, when they ran into a burning apartment building to help people escape in west suburban Berwyn. A resident also suffered serious burns.


Crews battle a fire at a southwest suburban apartment complex late Monday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

15 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Chicago Ridge

Crews responded about 10:30 p.m. to the blaze at the 18-unit building in the 9800 block of Sayre Avenue. Firefighters were met by heavy flames showing from the back of the second story and spreading to the roof. A second alarm was called for the fire due to the sloppy winter weather and a frozen fire hydrant.


Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Mundelein, after an apparent explosion around noon on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Apparent House Explosion, Fire In Mundelein

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire, following an apparent explosion in north suburban Mundelein.


A woman in her 80s was critically injured in a fire at a high-rise residential building for seniors in the Edgewater Beach  neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Dies Following High-Rise Fire

Crews responded to the blaze on the 26th floor of a building in the 5300 block of North Sheridan about 8:30 a.m. Friday.


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Vernon Hills Woman Charged With Setting Park Garbage Can On Fire

Officers were called to Augusta Park, 210 Augusta Drive, after a pedestrian saw a garbage can in the park on fire, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.


Three people were taken to a hospital Monday afternoon after a fire broke out at a home in the 8600 block of South Morgan. | Fire Media Affairs

Three Injured In Auburn Gresham House Fire

Two children were among three people injured in a house fire Monday morning in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.


A high-rise fire on the Near North Side. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

No Injuries In Two-Alarm Fire At Near North Side High-Rise

No injuries were reported in a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday evening in a Near North Side high-rise.


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Where’s The Fire? Elgin 911 Gets It Right

Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.


A house fire in Robbins. (Credit: Captured News)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Robbins Home Fire

Two firefighters needed medical attention after trying to extinguish a building fire in south suburban Robbins.