Ground Zero

Art Noonan, a retired Chicago firefighter,  spent five days at Ground Zero, which he believes contributed to his leukemia diagnosis. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Sen. Kirk Pushes For Funds To Help Ground Zero Workers Pay Medical Bills

Republican Senator Mark Kirk is giving some bipartisan support to renew money for a bill many of his colleagues were reluctant to endorse the first time around: helping pay medical bills of those who worked at Ground Zero.


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Chicago Police Sergeant Remembers Volunteering At Ground Zero

A Chicago Police Sergeant who led a group of 19 officers from Chicago to New York City 10 years ago is looking back on the days they spent volunteering at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Photo courtesy Steve Miller, WBBM)

Supt. McCarthy Recalls His Own Experience At Ground Zero

On Sept. 11, 2001, the man who is now Chicago’s police superintendent was deputy commissioner of operations for the New York Police Department — and he was at Ground Zero.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Hundreds of firefighters from around the world left Chicago on Sept. 6, 2011, on the "Chicago to New York 9-11 Memorial Ride." They were headed for Ground Zero in New York for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Set Off On Motorcyle Ride To Ground Zero

It was quite a sight on the road on Tuesday: hundreds – and, soon, thousands – of motorcycles traveling together to Ground Zero for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

CBS 2–09/06/2011

Sculptor Erik Blome has created a sculpture honoroing the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, using four steel beams from the World Trade Center. The sculpture will be dedicated in Oak Lawn on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Lawn To Dedicate 9/11 Sculpture With Beams From WTC

Among the many memorials planned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one in particular will bring actual pieces of the World Trade Center to Oak Lawn, permanently.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush place a wreath at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 10, 2006, in New York. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

George W. Bush Details 9/11 Memories For Documentary

Former President George W. Bush says Sept. 11 will be marked on calendars like Pearl Harbor Day — a day never forgotten by the people who lived through it.


Jeffrey Mladenik was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. (CBS)

Sugar Grove Family Watches Wreath-Laying At Ground Zero

Sue Mladenik lost her husband Jeffrey on Sept. 11, 2001. On Thursday, she watched as President Obama visited Ground Zero following the death of Osama bin Laden.


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Stitches Added To 9/11 Flag In Illinois

Memories of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 are thick today at the Hines Veterans’ Administration Hospital near Maywood.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Stanley Salata (left); Art Noonan (CBS)

Hope For Chicago Firefighters In 9-11 Rescue

Two Chicago firefighters who were denied compensation for health problems they believe were caused by their work at Ground Zero, are expected to benefit from a $4.2 billion package passed by congress.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010

Stanley Salata (left); Art Noonan (CBS)

Local Firefighters Left Out Of WTC Settlement

Some Chicago firefighters who volunteered to help at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are being left out of a settlement to cover health claims.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010