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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

75th Street Fire

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Can’t Make Bond, Sent To Jail

The owner of a South Shore neighborhood building where two Chicago firefighters died battling a blaze is now in jail, after failing to make bond on contempt charges.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

A toddler was found wandering on a West Side street without shoes or a coat. (Credit: CBS)

Toddler Found Without Shoes Or Coat Brought To Firehouse

Chicago firefighters took a toddler to the hospital Thursday morning after three Good Samaritans found the child wandering on the street with no coat or shoes.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Firefighters on Friday delivered gifts to Cheyenne Price's family after the 9-year-old wrote for help. (CBS)

Firefighters Save Christmas For Stroke Victim’s Family

Firefighters who helped rescue Dani Price last summer gave her and her family assistance of a different kind on Friday. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

12/23/2011

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Commemorates Firefighters Killed 1 Year Ago

A memorial was held Thursday morning, one year to the day after two Chicago firefighters died when the roof of a South Shore neighborhood building collapsed in a fire.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Firehouse Burglary

Firefighters Called For False Alarm Return To Find Burglars In Firehouse

Firefighters in the Belmont-Craigin neighborhood were called for what turned out to be a false alarm Thursday night and, when they got back, they found two burglars inside the firehouse.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

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