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The newest members of the Chicago Fire Department include plaintiffs who sued the city for discrimination nearly 20 years ago. (Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Office)

African Americans Who Sued City Graduate As Firefighters

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker was there Thursday when African-American firefighter applicants took the next step to their new careers.

11/01/2012

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

City To Borrow Nearly $80M To Settle 1995 Firefighters’ Exam Lawsuit

The Emanuel administration said Tuesday it will essentially borrow money to compensate thousands of African-Americans who were passed over by the city’s firefighter entrance exam in 1995, which courts have ruled was discriminatory.

WBBM Newsradio–10/23/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union Contracts

With the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.

CBS 2–09/20/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Can’t Provoke Cops And Firefighters Like He Did Teachers

If there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

Two Planes Crash into World Trade Center

Retired Firefighter: 9/11 Is Our Generation’s Day Of Infamy

First responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town’s firefighters’ memorial.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

9/11 Memorial

Chicago Firefighters Commemorate 9/11 Attacks

A number of remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were held Tuesday morning in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Fire Department’s Boot Collection Poses Danger

Sure, it’s for a great cause, but CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson says firefighters should not leave their stations to ask motorists to “fill the boot” at intersections.

08/16/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Has Hands Full With Union Negotiations

If you think negotiations with Chicago teachers were tough, wait until you see what happens when the city sits down with representatives for police and firefighters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/10/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup

Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup Handles Murder Scenes, Meth Labs, Hoarders

Chicago Crime Scene Clean Up is a 5-year old company that specializes in cleaning up murder and death scenes, hoarder situations and meth labs that have been discovered by police.

WBBM Newsradio–07/16/2012

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

Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training School

The Illinois Fire Service Institute’s hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Perks Jack Up Firefighters’ Average Salaries To $104,000 A Year

A report out Friday morning indicates extra pay perks in the Chicago firefighters’ contract cost taxpayers more than $80 million last year.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Scaffolding Rescue

Firefighters Rescue Workers Dangling From Scaffold On Downtown High-Rise

Firefighters made a daring rescue high above the Loop Thursday morning, as two workmen nearly fell off their scaffolding at a high-rise office building downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

New Jersey firefighter (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

Fifteen people, including six firefighters and a police officer, were hurt during an extra-alarm fire at 6134 N. Kenmore Ave. in the Edgewater neighborhood on May 27, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

15 Hurt In Fire At Edgewater Apartment Building

Fifteen people – including six Chicago firefighters and a Chicago police officer – were injured during an extra-alarm fire in Edgewater.

05/27/2012

Part of the roof of the fieldhouse at Indian Boundary Park collapsed during an extra-alarm blaze on May 20, 2012. (Credit: Loretta Line)

Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze At Historic Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse

Two Chicago firefighters have been hospitalized, after suffering heat-related problems while battling an extra-alarm fire at a historic North Side park.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayors of 30 other cities in Illinois gathered on May 10, 2012, to discuss the need to reform public pension systems for police officers and firefighters. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Gathers 30 Illinois Mayors To Discuss Pension Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rounded up mayors from 30 other cities in Illinois on Thursday to build support for pension changes they say are needed to keep Illinois municipalities out of bankruptcy.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Ambulance

Training Program Educates First Responders On People With Autism

Illinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Firefighters Statewide Asked To Pledge To Wear Seat Belts

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois fire departments are being asked to sign a pledge to help prevent the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, traffic crashes are the number two […]

03/28/2012

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA Millions

Five months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees — a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

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