High-Rise Building

A woman in her 80s was critically injured in a fire at a high-rise residential building for seniors in the Edgewater Beach  neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

UPDATE: Elderly Woman Dies Following High-Rise Fire

Crews responded to the blaze on the 26th floor of a building in the 5300 block of North Sheridan about 8:30 a.m. Friday.


Firefighters responded to a fire at 122 W. Monroe St. early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

No Injuries After Fire In Vacant Loop High-Rise

Firefighters responded to the fire on the 15th floor of the high-rise early Tuesday, according to Fire Media Affairs. The blaze at 122 W. Monroe St. was under control as of 3 a.m.


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Lakefront High-Rise Windows Shot Out Three Times This Month

Someone has been shooting some type of projectile at windows at the Harbor Point condo tower at 155 N. Harbor Dr. – twice late at night, and once just before dawn.


A dog fell to its death from a balcony on the 43rd floor of this condo building at 360 E. South Water St. on Sept. 4, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police: No Charges After Dog, Cat Fall From High-Rise

Chicago Police have opted not to charge anyone in the death of a dog which plunged 43 floors to its death this morning, under unusual circumstances.


A dog fell to its death from a balcony on the 43rd floor of this condo building at 360 E. South Water St. on Sept. 4, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Dog Falls From High-Rise Condo Building

Police said the dog’s owner let it out on the balcony on the 43rd floor, and the dog climbed up on the furniture, then jumped off the balcony.


One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire gutted an apartment in a high-rise at 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr. (Credit: CBS)

One Hurt When Fire Guts Apartment In Lake Shore Drive High-Rise

Fire Department District Chief Peter Van Dorpe said the smoke proved more troublesome than the fire.


An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal

The Illinois Fire Marshal said Friday he’s shelving a plan that would have required sprinklers to be added to older high-rise apartment buildings as well as all new-home construction.


Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Urging High-Rise Owners To Make Fire Safety Upgrades Now

After a 32-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Lakeview, city officials have been trying to figure out how much progress other high rises are making toward installing updated fire safety systems.

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Shantel McCoy, 32, died from smoke inhalation in an extra-alarm fire at her apartment building in the Lakeview neighborhood on Jan. 8, 2012. (Family Photo)

1 Dead, 9 Hurt In Extra-Alarm Fire In Lakeview

A 32-year-old woman was killed and nine others, including two firefighters, injured early Sunday in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in the Lakeview neighborhood.


A window of a building at Chicago and Wabash avenues was blown out by high winds on Oct. 19, 2011, prompting officials to close off nearby streets to pedestrian traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Window Blown Out Of Near North Side High-Rise

Streets by a Near North Side high-rise were closed to pedestrian traffic Wednesday afternoon after glass from at least one window was blown out due to heavy winds.