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.
The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.
With the Fourth of July less than a week away, fire officials are worried that errant fireworks could start deadly fires.
Police and fire investigators aren’t saying much, but neighbors are certainly talking about what they think might be a religious hate crime.
Chicago police and fire investigators are looking into several overnight Dumpster fires on the North Side.
Temperatures will be top out around 5 degrees below average Monday, on a cool and breezy, but sunny, day.
Someone set fire to several garages late Thursday in a Rogers Park neighborhood alley, and police are looking for the culprit.
Smoke from the wildfires in northern Minnesota continues to linger in the air over the Chicago area, and could be dangerous for many people.
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.
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.
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.
Three homes were damaged early this morning, in two fires that broke out within a quarter-mile of one another in Libertyville.
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with setting fires in the restroom at a South Elgin high school.
Police are searching for someone who set fires to at least four city garbage cans in the Roscoe Village and Lake View neighborhoods.
Illinois has the second-highest number cooking fires on Thanksgiving.
Two firefighters are shocked by wires blown down by the high winds.