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WVON Veteran Lucky Cordell Dies Nine Days After South Shore Fire

Lucky Cordell, the former general manager for WVON 1690, died Tuesday night, more than a week after he and his 62-year-old daughter were critically injured in a house fire started by smoking materials.


Sixteen residents were displaced after a fire in south suburban Midlothian Wednesday morning. (Network Video Productions)

Midlothian Fire Displaces Several Apartment Residents

Police arrived at the scene first and began waking up residents to get them out of the building.


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Woman Killed In East Chicago Fire

Mamie Addison, 68, was found at her home in the 3800 block of Butternut Street in East Chicago, Indiana about 11:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was pronounced dead at the scene.



Lakeview Fire Was Considered Accident — Until Security Video Surfaced

Three days after the fire left the 3046 N. Sheffield Ave. building water-logged and burnt, newly unveiled security video shows three people in the alley just minutes before the early-morning fire erupted. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Firefighter Hurt Battling Elgin Apartment Blaze

Firefighters found a mattress on fire in a first-floor bedroom and removed it through a window, extinguishing the fire in the front yard, officials said. The rest of the fire in the bedroom was brought under control in less than 10 minutes.


The front facade of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Arson Investigators Examining Four Small Fires At Gold Coast Hotel

Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Fire crews respond to a fire on 88th Place in the Chatham neighborhood. (CBS)

Man Found Dead At Chatham Fire Scene

Crews responded to the fire at a home in the 300 block of East 88th Place. After the blaze was put out, firefighters found a man thought to be in his 50s dead on the second floor,


Flames engulfed a split-level home in Tinley Park early Friday, and two men were forced to jump from second-floor window to escape the flames. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured After Jumping Out Window To Escape Tinley Park Fire

The blaze started around 2:15 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom of a home in the 7600 block of West 160th Place. Christina Campa was getting ready for work, when she noticed sparks coming out of the wall near an outlet.


The fire began about 2:45 p.m. in a building near 30th Street and Ogden. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building In Cicero

A fire destroyed a roofing company’s building Wednesday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.


Fire crews at the scene of a fire in the 9900 block of South Wallace early Wednesday. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Washington Heights Fire Spreads To Second Home

Firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before 2 a.m. at a 1 1/2-story home in the 9900 block of South Wallace Street, according Fire Media Affairs.


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Fire Damages Home In Elgin

Authorities were called at 3:14 p.m. with reports of clothes on fire in a bedroom of a house in the 1000 block of Center Street, according to a statement from the Elgin Fire Department. Crews arrived within two minutes to see smoke coming from a second-floor window and occupants evacuating the building.


Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother And Autistic Son Found Dead After Fire, Apparent Home Invasion

Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.


Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother, Son Discovered Bound, Dead At Southwest Side Fire Scene

One victim reportedly was stabbed, another had been restrained with duct tape, and a fire was started.


A man who appeared to be about 70 was critically injured in a fire in the 3300 block of West Columbus Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Man Critically Injured In Ashburn Fire

Relatives said 50-year-old Tyrone Lowe was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.


Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward In Noble Horse Theatre Arson

The FBI has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the animal rights extremist or extremists who set fire to several carriages at an historic stable in the Old Town neighborhood in February.


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Woman Stabbed, House Set On Fire During Argument In West Pullman

The 25-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest and both arms by a 27-year-old man during a dispute in the 11700 block of South Justine about 11 a.m., police said.


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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.


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.


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.


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.