Hazardous Materials Response
Construction workers caused a small street fire in the Loop, drawing a hazardous materials response Thursday night, fire officials said.
The fire started around 3 a.m. at a business in the 2700 block of West Irving Park Road, and extra crews were quickly called in, as intense flames were shooting through the roof shortly after the first crews arrived.
A Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Section were called to the Mariano’s at 40 S. Halsted St. shortly before 9 a.m.
Two buildings on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology was evacuated Tuesday afternoon as firefighters responded to an acid spill.
Fire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.
Five people have been taken to the hospital as a precaution after opening a letter containing an unknown white power at the courthouse in Grundy County.
The suspicious substance at an envelope sent to the Daley Center courthouse and office building downtown turned out to be powdered drywall.
Hazardous materials crews were sent out this morning after a reported explosion in a shaft in the ground.
Twenty-seven people were taken to hospitals Thursday afternoon after they got sick when chemical fumes spread through a south suburban middle school.
Two jackknifed trucks in far southwest suburban Romeoville prompted authorities to close a major road and call a hazardous materials response this morning.