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Pilsen activists protest a land deal involving Jesuits that they claim would price residents out of the neighborhood. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Pilsen Activists Say Jesuits Are Contributing To Gentrification With Land-Speculation Deal

The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.


Glass fell from a high-rise near the Magnificent Mile Thursday. (CBS)

High-Rise Glass Falls, Hits Man On Head

The man was expected to be okay, but the incident caused concern in the Streeterville neighborhood.


Firefighters responded to a fire at a 12-story high-rise in Edgewater early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

None Injured, But Cat Killed In High-Rise Fire In Edgewater

Several people rushed out of their apartments Monday morning, after a fire in a high-rise in the Edgewater neighborhood.


Police Lights Police Car

Firefighters Battle Blaze At Kenwood High-Rise

Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze in a high-rise in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood Friday evening.


An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Fire Marshal’s Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At Meeting

An angry capacity crowd turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Roosevelt University on new state fire code requirements that would force older high-rises to install costly sprinkler systems.


File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Police: Man Killed In Jump From Gold Coast Building

A man jumped to his death early Tuesday from the Gold Coast high-rise building where he lived, authorities said.


The door of the trash chute in a high-rise building in the 1500 block of North Astor.

For Second Time, Resident Found Dead In Trash Chute

For the second time in just more than a year, a person was found dead at the bottom of a trash chute at a Gold Coast high-rise building.


The new K2 apartment tower. (CBS)

High-End Apartment Rentals Booming Near Downtown

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.


Flames and smoke pour out of a 7th floor window of a 27-story high-rise in Streeterville on Feb. 1, 2013. (Photo courtesy Stephanie Eltawil)

High-Rise Fire Extinguished In Streeterville

The fire was on the 7th floor of a 27-story high rise at 230 E. Ontario St., according to the Fire Department.


File Photo Of Police Tape (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Woman Dies After Jumping From High-Rise In Uptown

A woman jumped to her death from a high-rise building Friday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.


Damage from the fire at a Kenwood senior high rise. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured In Kenwood Senior High Rise Fire

Two elderly people were injured in a fire in a high-rise building in the South Side Kenwood.


Examples of high-rises along Chicago's lakefront. (CBS)

Some Condo Boards Leery Of Marketing Push For Indoor Sprinklers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the group behind the campaign is supported by businesses that stand to benefit from the installation of sprinklers.


Firefighters extinguished a blaze on the 15th floor of this high-rise in Lincoln Park Thursday. (Daly Donnellan/Twitter)

Firefighters Swarm High-Rise Fire, No Injuries

No injuries were reported in the two-alarm fire in Lincoln Park.


(Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Plunges To Death From River North High-Rise

A man plunged to his death from the 10th floor of the luxury condo tower at 30 E. Huron St.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Michael Simmons (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Man Charged With Stabbing Woman To Death In Sheridan Road High-Rise Condo

A Florida man stands charged with the murder of a Sheridan Road high-rise resident – a woman who made headlines earlier this year for a very public divorce fight with her ex-husband, a Northwestern University professor.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

This rapidly growing baby falcon is living on the roof of a Gold Coast senior high-rise. (Betty Bergstrom)

Senior High-Rise Plays Host To Baby Falcon

For decades, the falcon population in the United States dropped dramatically because of the insecticide DDT. But now there are more than 20 pairs in Illinois.


Chicago Fire Department

Woman Hospitalized After Uptown High-Rise Fire

The woman was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition for smoke inhalation.


File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Many High-Rise Residents Suffering In Spring Heat

Chicago has had eight days of record warmth, and it’s caused some residents of Presidential Towers in the West Loop to wonder why the air conditioning isn’t on.


Sheridan Road Fire

Fire Breaks Out In Uptown High-Rise

A fire broke out overnight in a high-rise building in the Uptown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Garbage Chute Fall

Disabled Boy Falls Down Garbage Chute, Dies In Gold Coast

Police are investigating an overnight tragedy in the Gold Coast, in which a developmentally disabled 16-year-old boy was found dead in a trash compactor in a high-rise on Astor Street.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012