Kaumain Allen (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Ford Heights Firefighter Trainee Charged With Arson

A firefighter trainee with the Ford Heights fire department accused of setting at least three fires in the south suburb has been ordered held on a $20,000 bond.


Wes Peak (Credit: Orland Fire Protection District)

Orland Park Firefighter Killed In I-57 Crash

Wesley Peak, 36, was driving nort on I-57 when he was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash, officials said.


A downtown Evanston fire destroyed three businesses. (CBS)

Downtown Fire Destroys Evanston Businesses, Injures Firefighter

One Evanston firefighter suffered an ankle injury while battling the blaze, and was taken to Evanston Hospital.


Court Generic

Blue Island Firefighter Files Lawsuit Against City

A part-time Blue Island firefighter is suing the city, contending that it withdrew an offer to him for a full-time job without justification.


Scott Stewart, back at work as a firefighter after 28 years as a Sun-Times photographer, works at the scene of a structure fire in August. (Credit: Facebook)

Former Sun-Times Photographer Returns To True Calling: Firefighting

“I am a fireman who takes pictures,” said Scott Stewart, who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times for 28 years before management laid off nearly the entire photography staff four months ago.


Chicago police officers shot and critically wounded a firefighter who appeared to have pointed a gun at them in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Despondent Firefighter May Have Been Seeking ‘Suicide By Cop’ Death

A man was critically wounded in a police-involved shooting on the Far South Side on Thursday afternoon.


The remains of Anthony Rose arrive in Waukegan. (Credit: CBS)

Remains Of Firefighter Killed In Arizona Arrive In Chicago Area

Firefighters from Illinois were constant and beyond the runway of Waukegan Regional Airport as the honor guard returned the ashes of 23-year old Anthony Rose, one of 19 firefighters who died trying to fight a wildfire near Prescott, Arizona on June 30.


A fire in the 2400 block of South Central Park Avenue on Monday.(Credit: Fire Media) Affairs

Firefighter Among Five Hurt In Southwest Side Fire

A firefighter was among five people injured when a three-alarm blaze erupted at a South Lawndale apartment building Monday afternoon on the Southwest Side.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Man Dies In West Side House Fire

The fire broke out in the one-and–a-half story home in the 4100 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 4 a.m.


Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Sean Sloe (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Firefighter Dies In Motorcycle Crash Downstate

A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash near Springfield on Thursday.


Firefighter and paramedic Kevin Sanders was honored Thursday at a memorial for first-responders killed in West, Texas. (CBS)

Deadly Texas Blast Claims Life Of Former Chicago-Area Resident

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Kevin Sanders, a 33-year-old paramedic and firefighter, was among the dead. The blast in West, Texas last week injured hundreds.


Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Firefighter Was On Medication, Speeding In Fatal Crash

A ranking Orland Fire Protection District and Crestwood firefighter took prescription pain medication, weaved between lanes and drove 25 mph above the speed limit before causing a crash Friday that killed a 25-year-old west suburban Downers Grove woman, prosecutors said.


Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Orland Firefighter Charged In Fatal Crash In Oak

On Friday night, Patrick Bruce of Oak Forest crashed into a car being driven by 25-year-old Anasis Knox of Downers Grove, who was out with her step-father shopping for a car.


Three people, including a Chicago firefighter, were injured in a fire in a Rogers Park apartment building on March 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighter Among Three Injured In Rogers Park Fire

A firefighter was among three people injured early Friday during a fire in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.


Chicago Fire Department

Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze In Englewood

A firefighter was taken to a hospital in serious condition after he was injured battling a blaze in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon.


Chicago police officers and firefighters salute the casket of Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson, draped in the Chicago flag, as it is carried into St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel for Johnson's funeral on Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson died from injuries he suffered fighting a fire in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: Suzanne Le Mignot/CBS 2)

‘Master Fireman’ Herbie Johnson Laid To Rest

Hundreds of Chicago area firefighters and police officers packed a South Side chapel on Thursday to say a final farewell to Chicago Fire Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty last week.


Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, covered in soot, talks with reporters at a 2006 fire scene. (CBS)

Family: Fallen Firefighter ‘Was Always A Hero To Us’

Family, friends and colleagues of a “larger than life” Chicago firefighter were mourning the loss of a man who they said “was always a hero to us.”

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

Donald Berthiaume (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Wauconda Firefighter Charged With Child Sex Abuse

A Wauconda firefighter-paramedic has been charged with sexually abusing a child.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

Charlie Dowd

Retired San Francisco Firefighter’s Body Found After He Never Made It To Chicago

The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Dean Milenkovic

Orland Township Firefighter Busted In Sex Sting, Thought Chat Partner Was 13

An Orland Township firefighter has been charged after allegedly sending explicit messages and pictures to what he thought was a 13-year old girl.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012