A police officer runs from a burning squad car after it was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest following the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fires Burn, Shots Ring Out In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

Chaos erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters expressed their outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.


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Lightning Strikes Spark New Lenox Fires

The southwest suburbs weren’t spared from Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Multiple hits in one town kept the fire department busy, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


Firefighters respond to an extra-alarm fire at a house in the 1400 block of 50th Court in Cicero. (Credit: CBS)

Cicero Firefighters Respond To Two Extra-Alarm Fires

Through the night, fire crews braved dangerous cold as they worked to extinguish a fire at a vacant warehouse, and later responded to a large house fire about a mile away.


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Red Cross Shares Fire Safety Tips With Englewood Residents

The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.


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2 Teens Charged In Series Of Barn Fires

The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.


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Fire Department: Errant Fireworks Could Spark Deadly Blazes

With the Fourth of July less than a week away, fire officials are worried that errant fireworks could start deadly fires.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2012

A van is engulfed in flames Friday night -- one of two mysterious blazes on a residential street. (CBS)

Mysterious Fires On Same Skokie Street Have Neighbors Worried

Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.


A dozen Dumpster fires erupted overnight, including this one at Hermitage and Irving Park Road. (CBS)

Dozen Dumpster Fires Erupt On North Side Overnight

Chicago police and fire investigators are looking into several overnight Dumpster fires on the North Side.



Sunny, But Chilly And Breezy, For Rest Of The Day

Temperatures will be top out around 5 degrees below average Monday, on a cool and breezy, but sunny, day.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

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At Least 4 Garages Set On Fire In Rogers Park

Someone set fire to several garages late Thursday in a Rogers Park neighborhood alley, and police are looking for the culprit.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

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Minnesota Fire Smoke Hovers Over Chicago

Smoke from the wildfires in northern Minnesota continues to linger in the air over the Chicago area, and could be dangerous for many people.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Palatine Flooding

Latest Storms Spark Lightning Fires; Flood Threat Continues

The city of Chicago officially has set a new record for rainfall in the month of July, as a new round of storms brought lightning that set homes on fire, and a serious threat of flooding continues.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

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Man Charged With Setting Houses On Fire In Libertyville

A 26-year-old north suburban man has been charged with arson for allegedly starting two fires and attempting to start two others in Libertyville last week.


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Libertyville Cops: 2 Fires, 2 Arson Attempts May Be Linked

Police believe two fires that did major damage to three homes and two separate attempted arsons in the historic district of north suburban Libertyville on Thursday night are linked.


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3 Homes Damaged By Fires In Libertyville

Three homes were damaged early this morning, in two fires that broke out within a quarter-mile of one another in Libertyville.


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Teens Charged With Setting Fires At S. Elgin High

Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with setting fires in the restroom at a South Elgin high school.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

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Police Issue Alert After North Side Garbage Fires

Police are searching for someone who set fires to at least four city garbage cans in the Roscoe Village and Lake View neighborhoods.


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Illinois Ranks No. 2 In Turkey Fryer Fires

Illinois has the second-highest number cooking fires on Thanksgiving.

WBBM Newsradio–11/03/2010

Lincoln Park Fire

High Winds, 3 Fires In 2 Hours Keep Firefighters Busy

Two firefighters are shocked by wires blown down by the high winds.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010