CTA crews had to clear thick ice from the elevated tracks for the Brown Line and Purple Line near Armitage. The tracks were coated with ice from water used to douse an extra-alarm blaze at a vacant old school building next to the tracks. (Credit: CTA)

Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire

Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.


An extra-alarm fire in Lincoln Park (left) and a CTA bus fire on Lake Shore Drive (right) caused major delays for commuters Tuesday morning on the North Side, with service suspended on two CTA rail lines, and traffic at a standstill on southbound Lake Shore Drive for more than three hours. (Credit: Network Video Productions/CBS)

Lake Shore Drive Bus Fire, Lincoln Park Blaze Create Double Whammy For North Side Commuters

A bus fire on Lake Shore Drive and an extra-alarm fire in a vacant school building in Lincoln Park combined to create a nightmarish morning commute for many North Siders on Tuesday.


A CTA bus caught fire in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Division Street early Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Bus Catches Fire On Lake Shore Drive

A #147/Outer Drive Express bus got a flat tire around 5:45 a.m. near Division Street. The bus pulled over, and soon after, passengers reported smoke in the back of the bus. The bus driver evacuated all passengers. The entire back half of the articulated bus was gutted by the fire.


Firefighters battle a fire at a building in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze At Former School Building

CTA train service has been suspended between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters continue working to extinguish an extra-alarm fire Monday morning at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.


Four people were injured in a hotel fire in East Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured After West Side Hotel Fire

At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.


A man was injured after jumping out a window to escape an extra-alarm blaze in the 700 block of East 76th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Injured, 12 Residents Displaced By Two-Alarm Fire

Firefighters responded about 10:10 p.m. to the two-alarm blaze at the four-story apartment building on the corner in the 700 block of East 76th Street, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Frank Velez said. The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm by about 10:40 p.m.


A Sikh mission in far north suburban Island Lake was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Island Lake Sikh Temple Destroyed By Fire

A far north suburban community was in shock Wednesday morning, after fire destroyed their place of worship.



Male Dies In Crystal Lake Fire

Authorities responded to the 1100 block of North Shore Drive at 2:41 p.m. for reports of a structure fire, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police. Arriving crews found a male outside showing “no signs of life.”


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Fire Reported At North Riverside Mall

The fire started about 4:15 a.m. at the Carson’s department store in the mall at 7501 W. Cermak Rd., according to officials with the North Riverside Fire Department.


Fire crews battle a fire at a church in Island Lake. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Battle Fire At Island Lake Church

Fire crews were battling a massive church fire Tuesday evening in Island Lake near Wauconda.


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Man Found Dead After Crystal Lake House Fire

A man in north suburban Crystal Lake was found dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon.


Fire destroyed or damaged five garages on one block in the Marquette Park neighborhood overnight. The Fire Department was not yet sure whether the fires started in one garage and spread to the others, or spread by some other means. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Five Garages Damaged By Fire In Marquette Park

The fire was first reported about 2:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of West 65th Street, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.


A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Killed In Northwest Side Fire Identified, Parents In Critical Condition

The boy who died in a fire in the Hollywood Park neighborhood over the weekend has been identified as a 10-year-old boy who lived with his family in the four-story apartment building.


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Ford Heights Man Dies After Cooking-Related Fire

A 76-year-old man died Friday night, a day after he was burned while cooking in south suburban Ford Heights.


A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

10-Year-Old Boy Killed, 11 Hurt In Fire On Northwest Side

A 10-year-old boy was killed and 11 other people were hospitalized after an extra-alarm fire early Sunday at a Northwest Side apartment building.


Fire crews on the scene of a fire near 128th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Crews Battle Alsip Blaze

Fire crews were on the scene Saturday morning of a fire that tore through at least one building near 127th and Kenneth in south suburban Alsip.


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Firefighter Hurt In Humboldt Park Blaze

A firefighter was injured in a Saturday morning blaze in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.


Crews battle a blaze in southwest suburban Burbank late Tuesday that left one person dead. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

One Dead In Burbank House Fire

Firefighters responded at 11:55 p.m. to the blaze at a home in the 8600 block of South Major Avenue, according to a statement from Burbank police. Crews put out the fire and found one person dead in the front room.


The scene of the fire in Chatham early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Chatham

Firefighters responded to the 8200 block of South Langley about 1:50 a.m., Fire Media Affairs said. Officials described the blaze as a “small fire that occurred in the rear” of the building.


A 14-year-old boy was missing after a fire swept through his family's home in Prospect Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Missing Teen Found Safe After Fire Guts Prospect Heights House

The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.