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Aurora police and firefighters honored for saving 14yr old. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Aurora Honors Police, Firefighters For Saving Teen’s Life

Steven Prosser says he can’t even begin to know how to thank the men who saved his daughter Annie the night that she and three others were in a car that was submerged in a retention pond off of I-88.

04/30/2013

Only a chain-link fence and a few yards of grass separate this retention pond from an exit ramp from Interstate 88. A young mother died and a 14-year-old girl nearly drowned when a car plunged into the pond, and the girl's father wants a guardrail installed to avoid such accidents in the future. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Firefighters To Be Honored For Saving Teen

The Aurora Police Department will honor seven Aurora police officers who, along with six Aurora firefighters, saved the life of 14-year-old Annie Prosser, who nearly drowned on March 9 after the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a retention pond.

04/27/2013

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Four Firefighters Injured In Extra Alarm Fire On South Side

Four firefighters were injured inside a burning building where a stairway collapsed in the South Side South Chicago neighborhood during a 2-11 fire Saturday morning.

04/13/2013

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Two Hospitalized From Near West Side Fire

Two people, one of them a child, were hospitalized following a fire on the Near West Side Sunday afternoon.

12/16/2012

Dogs Saved From Tinley Park Garage Fire

Tinley Park firefighters saved two pit bulls that had inhaled smoke during a garage fire.

11/28/2012

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

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