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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

heart of chicago blaze

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

An early morning fire broke out at a West Town commercial building on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Firefighters Injured Battling West Town Blaze

One firefighter was hurt from a fall and was taken to Rush University Medical Center, Lyle said. The second firefighter’s specific injuries or hospital information were not known.

03/23/2015

Firefighters respond to the scene of an extra-alarm warehouse fire at 40th and Pulaski. (Chicago Fire Media/Twitter)

Fire Extinguisher Plant Becomes Scene Of Extra-Alarm Blaze

Smoke and flames could be seen for miles Thursday night, as an extra-alarm blaze engulfed a fire extinguisher plant in the Archer Heights neighborhood.

03/19/2015

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Girl, 3, Alerts Mother To Home Fire

A 3-year-old girl alerted her mother about a fire at their northwest suburban Elgin home Wednesday morning, leaving them enough time to escape through a first-floor window.

03/18/2015

Crews battle a fire at a vacant home in south suburban Harvey Tuesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Neighbors Displaced After Fire At Vacant House In Harvey

Authorities were called shortly after 10 p.m. to a structure fire at a home in the 15300 block of South Loomis Avenue. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The adjacent homes were evacuated as heavy smoke spread from the fire, although flames were contained to the house where the fire started.

03/18/2015

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Sky Lantern Might Have Started Evanston Grass Fire

About 10 p.m., Evanston firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire at Lighthouse Beach, 2611 Sheridan Road, according to the Evanston Fire Department.

03/18/2015

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Man Killed, Woman Injured In Antioch House Fire

One man was killed and a woman was transported in serious condition after a house fire in Antioch Township Sunday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff.

03/15/2015

The fire damaged the rectory attached the Notre Dame Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS)

Rectory Of Near West Side Church Damaged After Fire

Chicago firefighters were on the scene of a 150-year-old church on the Near West Side after reports of a fire Sunday morning.

03/15/2015

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