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.
Wesley Peak, 36, was driving nort on I-57 when he was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash, officials said.
One Evanston firefighter suffered an ankle injury while battling the blaze, and was taken to Evanston Hospital.
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.
“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.
A man was critically wounded in a police-involved shooting on the Far South Side on Thursday afternoon.
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 firefighter was among five people injured when a three-alarm blaze erupted at a South Lawndale apartment building Monday afternoon on the Southwest Side.
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.
A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash near Springfield on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
A firefighter was among three people injured early Friday during a fire in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
A firefighter was taken to a hospital in serious condition after he was injured battling a blaze in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.”
A Wauconda firefighter-paramedic has been charged with sexually abusing a child.
The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.
An Orland Township firefighter has been charged after allegedly sending explicit messages and pictures to what he thought was a 13-year old girl.