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Park Terrace Fire

Woman Hospitalized After Fire In Seniors’ Apartment Building

A 77-year old woman was hospitalized, and several senior citizens were displaced, when a fire broke out in a South Loop seniors’ apartment building early Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

State Rep. Deb Mell lives near an uncompleted building project. (CBS)

High-Rise Eyesores Have Residents Seeing Red

The staggering economy has created scores of abandoned commercial housing developments across Chicago. Should they be torn down when years go by and they become eyesores?


Building Without Heat

Heat Back On At Last In Lincoln Park Apartment Building

The big chill is over for hundreds of residents of a Lincoln Park apartment building that had been without heat for more than five days.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Building Without Heat

Owners Of Building Without Heat Agree To Make Repairs By Monday

Owners of a Lincoln Park apartment building that has gone without heat or hot water for days have agreed to make temporary repairs by Monday, much sooner than they originally told tenants, after the city took the owners to court on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Officials: Open Door Helped Spread Fatal Fire In Lakeview

City officials said Monday that a door left open by a Lakeview couple fleeing a high-rise fire helped spread the deadly blaze and an elevator malfunction slowed firefighters’ ability to get to the fire right away.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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Woman, Teenage Girl Hospitalized After Uptown High-Rise Fire

A woman and a teenage girl are recovering, after being injured in an electrical fire in a high-rise apartment building.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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Cops: South Shore Blaze ‘Possibly Electrical’

Two people were injured during a two-alarm high-rise fire Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood.


The Oak Tree Towers retirement home in Downers Grove. (CBS)

Seniors At High-Rise Offered Shelter During Extended Power Outage

Authorities in the west suburb of Downers Grove offered to temporarily relocate seniors at a high-rise that lost power on Monday. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


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Woman Plunges To Death From Sheridan Road High-Rise

A woman is dead, after plunging from a high-rise on Sheridan Road in the East Lakeview neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Falling Glass

Glass Falls From Downtown High-Rise

There were anxious moments in the Loop this morning, when glass fell from a high-rise building on State Street.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

Police Crime Scene Tape (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Found Dead After Reports Of High-Rise Jump

A man reportedly jumped to his death from a high-rise building.


Cabrini-Green Demolition

Demolition Begins On Last Cabrini-Green High-Rise

Demolition has begun on the last high-rise standing in the Cabrini-Green public housing development.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

Princeton Avenue Fire

1 Dead, 2 Injured In South Side High-Rise Fire

One person was killed and two others were injured Thursday morning at a seniors’ public housing high-rise on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Gold Coast Stabbing

Woman Stabbed In Gold Coast High-Rise

A woman was stabbed and critically injured early Friday in a Gold Coast high-rise.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2011

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One Hurt In High-Rise Fire On South Side

One person was hurt after a fire broke out Tuesday morning at a high-rise on Chicago’s South Side.


Chicago Fire Department

Small Fire In Lake Shore Drive High-Rise

A kitchen fire was quickly extinguished Thursday morning in a high-rise building on Lake Shore Drive in the East Lakeview neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

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Woman Jumps From Lakeview High-Rise, Dies

A woman jumped to her death this week from the 33rd floor of her Lakeview neighborhood condo building.


Chicago Fire Department

Electrical Problem Causes Alarms In Uptown

An electrical problem at a high-rise apartment building sent firefighters scrambling this morning in the Uptown neighborhood.