High-Rises

Falling Ice

Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling Ice

Efforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.

02/13/2014

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Town Hall Meetings To Debate High-Rise Sprinklers Mandate

Fire sprinklers save lives, but they could cost building owners millions and millions of dollars. A proposal to require them in all high rises in Illinois has lots of people talking.

07/30/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For Sprinklers

Residents and owners of older high rises in Chicago were racing against the clock to fight a proposed state mandate that they say would force many residents to move.

07/26/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

City Officials Oppose Quinn Measure Requiring High-Rise Sprinklers

The Quinn administration is pushing for new statewide fire safety requirements that would cost Chicago’s high rise residents hundreds of millions of dollars.

07/15/2013

Lincoln Park Outage

Power Back On In Lincoln Park After Sweltering Night

The buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-Rises

The Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

Deadly Lake Shore Drive Fire Raises Doubts About High-Rise Safety

A fire this month that killed a woman in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise is drawing renewed attention to the question of the safety of such buildings.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Judy Sher

Beware Of Vicious Scam Targeting Chicago Seniors

Beware of the midnight caller warning you of trouble with your bank. It may very well be a call from thieves, targeting your credit cards and cash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on a vicious scam targeting Chicago seniors.

CBS 2–12/29/2010

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Many High-Rises Forbid Real Christmas Trees

If you live in a Chicago high-rise, you might have to toss out your Douglas fir and just resign yourself to making do with pine room spray.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010