Mag Mile Hotel Warns Guests About "Flying Spiders"If you’re afraid of spiders, the last thing you probably want to hear about is a flying spider, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought twice about staying at a posh downtown hotel after seeing the flyer they’ve been passing around to guests around this time each year.
City Taking High-Rise Buildings To Court Over Fire RegulationsCity Hall is sending some 400 residential high rises to court and buildings that could face stiff fines for failing to meet a January 1 fire safety deadline.
Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling IceEfforts 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.
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.
High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For SprinklersResidents 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.
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.
Power Back On In Lincoln Park After Sweltering NightThe buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.
City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-RisesThe Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.
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.
Beware Of Vicious Scam Targeting Chicago SeniorsBeware 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.
Many High-Rises Forbid Real Christmas TreesIf 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.