Authorities respond to a "hazmat" call in unincorporated Des Plaines Thursday. (CBS)

2 Dead, 1 Seriously Ill, 4 Officers Hurt Following ‘Hazmat’ Call In Northwest Suburbs

Two men died, one woman was critically injured, and four Cook County Sheriff’s police officers were hospitalized Thursday afternoon, after a hazardous materials situation in a townhouse near northwest suburban Des Plaines.



Three Taken To Hospitals After NW Side Ammonia Leak

Three people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia leak at a factory Tuesday afternoon in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood.


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Truck Leaking Fuel Closes Inbound Lanes Of Dan Ryan Expressway

Two lanes of the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway are closed due to a truck leaking fuel near 87th Street.



11 Hospitalized After CO Leak At Food Processor On Near West Side

Eleven people were hospitalized Monday morning after being sickened by carbon monoxide at a Near West Side food business.


The scene outside the Rosemont Hyatt Sundya. / Photo from NVP.

Authorities: Chemical Leak At Rosemont Hotel Holding Furfest Convention Intentional

A chemical leak forced an evacuation of a hotel in Rosemont hosting a furry convention and sent 19 to the hospital.


A hazmat situation on I-55 has shut down southbound lanes in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Bart Shore)

Lanes Reopen After Truck Leaking Chemicals Shuts Down Stevenson In Burr Ridge

Southbound lanes of I-55 were shut down for several hours Tuesday evening near west suburban Burr Ridge when a semi truck spilled a hazardous material on the expressway.


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Gas Main Break Evacuates Church, School In Washington Heights

A ruptured gas main has prompted a HazMat response Tuesday afternoon in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side.



Students At Wheaton School Hospitalized After Gas Leak, Power Outage

A small gas leak in the school and then an unrelated power outage that caused a burning odor throughout Edison Middle School.


Residents Evacuated After South Side Gas Leak

Residents were evacuated on Tuesday morning following a gas leak on the South Side.


Midway Airport Hazmat

Leaky Luggage Prompts Hazmat Response At Midway

A substance leaking from a piece of luggage prompted a hazardous materials response at Midway International Airport Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Carbon Monoxide Leak

Dog Credited With Saving Family From Carbon Monoxide Leak

A West Englewood neighborhood family is crediting their dog with saving them from a potentially deadly carbon monoxide leak.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cop, Fireman Hit By Vehicles While Directing Traffic

Two separate vehicles struck a Chicago Police officer and firefighter who were directing traffic at the scene of gas leak Saturday afternoon in the Far Southwest Side Mount Greenwood neighborhood.


Daley Plaza

Mailing With White Powder At Daley Plaza Proves Harmless

The suspicious substance at an envelope sent to the Daley Center courthouse and office building downtown turned out to be powdered drywall.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Several ambulances were sent to a possible Hazmat situation at an Elgin courthouse. (Credit: Anna Scheid)

Elgin Courthouse Target Of Suspicious Package

An investigation is underway in Elgin after a suspicious substance was mailed to a court building.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Chicago firefighters respond to a major gas leak outside the Affinia Chicago hotel at 166 E. Superior St. on April 7, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Large Gas Leak Secured Near Streeterville Hotel

Emergency crews have secured a large gas leak outside a Streeterville neighborhood hotel on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Bridgeview Hazmat

Chemicals Evacuate Meat Packing Plant In Bridgeview

Crews this morning were cleaning up the scene of an overnight hazardous chemical situation at a meat packing plant in south suburban Bridgeview.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

LaGrange Hazmat

8 Hospitalized After Spill In LaGrange Business

Five ambulances and a hazardous materials team were sent out Monday morning for a chemical spill at a business in LaGrange.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2011


Crash Causes Fuel Spill On West Side

A car accident prompted a hazardous materials incident on the West Side this morning.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011


Grenade Found On City’s Southern Edge

A grenade prompted a Hazardous Materials response Thursday morning at a waste handling facility on the city’s southern edge.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Train Crash

4 Injured When Cars Crash Into Train

Two cars headed in opposite direction both hit the same freight train overnight, and now there are serious questions about whether the rail crossing safety systems were even working.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011