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Grandma Sally's Family Restaurant was all but destroyed by a large fire early Friday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Grandma Sally’s Restaurant In Naperville Gutted By Fire

Since the late 1970s, people have been visiting Grandma Sally’s to try the famous cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes. Unfortunately for its owners, employees, and customers, the restaurant was all but destroyed by an early morning fire.

07/18/2014

Two dogs died and a female was hospitalized after a fire in south suburban Steger.  (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Dogs Killed, Female Injured In Garage Fire

About 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3000 block of South Morgan Street for a garage fully engulfed in flames, Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion said. The fire also spread to two homes — heavily damaging one and causing exterior damage to the other.

07/16/2014

Firefighters work to put out a blaze in south suburban Dolton, at a home the fire chief said was "packed to the gills" with junk. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Hoarders’ House In Dolton Destroyed By Fire

A house in south suburban Dolton was destroyed in an early morning fire, after firefighters were unable to get inside, due to the house being “packed to the gills” with junk.

07/16/2014

Ashley Haws (Credit: Davi Law Group)

Man Sues Rental Company After Fatal Boating Accident

A survivor of a late May boating accident on Lake Michigan that killed at least two people is suing the company that rented the group the 33-foot motorboat that caught fire miles from shore.

07/11/2014

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Charcoal Grill Sparks Townhouse Fire In Naperville

A fire caused by a grill on the balcony of a west suburban Naperville home caused $60,000 in damages Sunday evening.

07/07/2014

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Naperville Restaurant Damaged By Fire

Fire investigators are working to find out what caused a massive fire at a restaurant in downtown Naperville.

07/06/2014

A fire gutted most of the Steger Village Hall on June 30, as severe storms were pummeling the area. Officials believe a lightning strike might have caused a power surge that caused the fire. (Credit: CBS)

Gutted By Fire, Steger Village Hall Might Be Closed For Six Months

Village Mayor Ken Peterson said it’s still unclear whether a lightning strike is to blame for a power surge that started the fire during Monday night’s storms.

07/03/2014

A house in the South Side Englewood neighborhood collapsed Thursday after an early-morning fire. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Englewood Home Collapses After Fire

The fire at the home in the 6500 block of South Emerald Avenue was extinguished about 3:30 a.m., according to Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs. At 5:30 a.m., CFD Media Affairs said the house had collapsed.

07/03/2014

Officials said a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Lightning Strike Might Have Sparked Fire In Lombard

A fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a west suburban Lombard home Monday night may have been caused by a lightning strike during the heavy thunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area, officials said.

07/01/2014

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Naperville Fire Might Have Been Started By Lightning

Crews responded about 9:45 p.m. to the blaze in the 3600 block of Schillinger Court in Naperville when a resident reported smelling smoke after a nearby lightning strike.

07/01/2014

Firefighters rescued several people via ladders from a burning building in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In Fire

One man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.

06/30/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.

06/30/2014

An apartment fire at Monticello and Ainslie. (Credit: Kathy Whisler)

Woman Injured In Albany Park Fire

One woman was injured in a fire in an Albany Park apartment building early Saturday morning.

06/28/2014

The attic of Donna Keane's home in Orland Park caught fire after a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Orland Fire Protection District)

Lightning Strike Sparks Fire In Attic Of Orland Park Home

Lightning started a fire in an Orland Park house Wednesday afternoon, and the homeowner’s hunch prevented damage from being worse than it was.

06/26/2014

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

Two people were injured in a fire in an 8-story building in the 4600 block of North Marine Drive on Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Hurt In Uptown Fire

Police said the fire started on the third floor of an eight-story building on the 4600 block of North Marine Drive.

06/26/2014

An auto body shop in south suburban Harvey caught fire Tuesday night . (Credit: CBS)

3 Firefighters Injured Battling Auto Shop Fire In Harvey

Workers told firefighters the blaze started by accident around 9:15 p.m. inside a mechanic shop at 148th Street and Loomis Avenue. The workers tried to put it out themselves, but the flames continued to get bigger and bigger.

06/25/2014

The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.

06/18/2014

An elderly couple died in a fire early Wednesday at their home in Mokena. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Couple Killed In Mokena Blaze Identified

Firefighters pulled 81-year-old Edwin Pauls and 80-year-old Arline Pauls from the burning home after a neighbor called 911 when he awoke to find the home already engulfed in heavy flames and smoke.

06/12/2014

An elderly couple died in a fire early Wednesday at their home in Mokena. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Couple Dies In Mokena House Fire

Crews were called to the home around 3:20 a.m. Neighbor George Spear said he was awakened by the crackling and popping sounds coming from the burning home.

06/11/2014

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