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Cops Shoot Dog After One Attacks Elgin Firefighter, 2 Charge Firehouse

What started out as some nice time outside on a nice day on Wednesday resulted in Elgin firefighters being barricaded in their fire station because of a couple of vicious dogs.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Firefighter Injured Fighting House Fire In Algonquin

A firefighter suffered an injury while battling a blaze at an unoccupied home in northwest suburban Algonquin Saturday morning.


Dereontae Ashford  and his grandmother, Jennifer Smith. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Child Rescued From Blaze Meets Firefighter Who Saved Him

A 6-year-old Englewood boy seriously burned in a house fire has now been reunited with the firefighter who pulled him from a burning basement a year ago.


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Wilmington Firefighter Charged With Torching Own Truck

A firefighter from the Will County town of Wilmington is charged with doing the opposite of his job and setting something on fire in a scheme to collect insurance money.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Two people were killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicles struck an oil pipeline in New Lenox Township. (Photo from Joseph P. Meier / Sun-Times Media )

Police: Drag Racing Led To Deadly Crash Into Oil Pipeline

Police said Monday that the drivers of two vehicles were drag racing when they crashed through a fence and slammed into an oil pipeline over the weekend, sparking a fire that killed two people.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Firefighter Candidate Saved After Heart Stops During Physical

A firefighting ability test is not supposed to be easy, firefighters had to save one candidate whose heart stopped during a physical ability test two weeks ago in southwest suburban Indian Head Park.


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Firefighter Reunited With Man He Rescued From Lake

A Chicago firefighter and the man whose life he saved while fishing in Lake Michigan were reunited Tuesday morning at his Near North Side firehouse.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Eduardo Casto Jr. and Eduardo Castro. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Firefighter, Son Charged With Beating, Robbing Man In Bridgeport

A Chicago firefighter and his son were ordered held on $75,000 bond each Tuesday after being charged with beating and robbing a man Saturday in the Southwest Side Bridgeport neighborhood.


William Caviness, a firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed and died while running the 2011 Chicago Marathon (Credit

Autopsy Inconclusive For Firefighter Who Died Running Marathon

An autopsy on Monday was inconclusive in determining why a 35-year-old firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed and died while running the Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

William Caviness, a firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed and died while running the 2011 Chicago Marathon (Credit

Fireman From N.C. Dies Running Chicago Marathon

A firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed in the South Loop while running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and died about two hours later.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2011

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

Firefighter Hurt At Southeast Side Blaze

A Chicago firefighter was injured on Tuesday while battling a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood.


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9/11 Memorial To Be Unveiled In Des Plaines

Memorials will be unveiled crafted from World Trade Center girders in several suburbs, including Des Plaines.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

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Joliet Firefighter Deemed Brain Dead After Motorcycle Accident

A Joliet firefighter was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 80 at the start of the weekend, and he is not expected to recover.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Hometown Hero Firefighter To Fly With Air Force Thunderbirds

A Chicago paramedic and firefighter will take a ride with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Thursday, in recognition of an act of heroism.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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Neighbor Rescues Woman And Child From Burning Bungalow

A man who was working a on car early Sunday smelled smoke and rushed inside a burning home where he rescued a 77-year-old woman and her 5-year-old grandson overnight in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2011

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Glen Ellyn Firefigher Accused Of Stealing Over $200,000

A long-time Glen Ellyn firefighter has been charged with stealing more than $200,000 in department funds.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Christopher Wheatley Fire Boat

New Fire Boat Christened In Honor Of Fallen Firefighter

The Fire Department held a christening ceremony today in Burnham harbor, naming its new $8.5 million fire boat in honor of a firefighter who died last year.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

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Firefighter, Homeowner Hurt In Far South Side Fire

Two people, including a Chicago firefighter, were hurt when a home caught fire near the city’s southern border.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

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Ald.-Elect Sposato: ‘All The Hard Work Paid Off’

A little-known Chicago firefighter will soon take over as alderman of the Northwest Side’s 36th Ward, after an upset victory Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

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

Calumet City Firefighter Breaks Foot At Extra-Alarm Blaze

A Calumet City firefighter was injured during a suspicious extra-alarm blaze early Saturday in the south suburb.