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Police officers and and firefighters respond to the scene of a work-related accident at a construction site Friday. (CBS)

Construction Worker Dies After Being Pulled From Crane Platform

(CBS) – A worker died Friday afternoon in an apparent mishap at a construction site in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Emergency crews were called to the construction site near Elm and State streets about 3 p.m. and […]

01/30/2015

Firefighters used ropes to crawl on the frozen surface of a lagoon in Lincoln Park, after a car crashed and rolled onto its roof early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Car Overturns On Frozen Lagoon

Police were trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control and drive onto the frozen lagoon in the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m.

01/19/2015

A resident and four police officers were injured in a fire in west suburban Berwyn early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Berwyn Officers Honored For Pulling Woman From Burning Home

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked with the police heroes a day after they sprang into action.

01/08/2015

Fire gutted a home in northwest suburban Norridge on Wednesday. Eight people were rescued from the home. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

8 Rescued From Extra-Alarm Blaze In Norridge.

The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street. Four adults and four children were trapped inside when firefighters arrived, and had to be rescued from the house.

01/07/2015

A resident and four police officers were injured in a fire in west suburban Berwyn early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Four Berwyn Cops Injured Rescuing Woman From Fire

Four police officers were injured early Wednesday, when they ran into a burning apartment building to help people escape in west suburban Berwyn. A resident also suffered serious burns.

01/07/2015

Firefighters rescued a boy who fell through the ice of a neighborhood pond in Downers Grove on Tuesday. The boy was conscious and taken to a nearby hospital. | Photo from Downers Grove FD

Boy Rescued From Downers Grove Pond

A boy was rescued from an icy pond in west suburban Downers Grove Tuesday afternoon.

01/06/2015

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Good Samaritan Rescues Elderly Woman Before Metra Train Strikes Vehicle

At 5:17 p.m., the 80-year-old woman driving southbound on Wolf Road turned eastbound onto the railroad tracks, and her vehicle got stuck, according to Western Springs Police Sgt. John Piest.

12/22/2014

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Bystanders Rescue Ex-Priest, 93, Whose Wheelchair Rolls Into Lake

The man and his caretaker were watching the Chicago Air and Water Show over the lake near a pumping station at the Chicago Yacht Club when they got distracted.

08/16/2014

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Body Of Teen Recovered In North Suburban Lake

Several people were swimming off a pontoon boat in Third Lake when a 16-year-old boy became distressed and went under water.

07/21/2014

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Three Rescued From Stalled Elevator At Ritz-Carlton

They were all rescued by 9:45 p.m., the fire department said. All are residents of the hotel.

07/04/2014

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

A railroad viaduct along Skokie Highway was flooded by heavy rains on Monday, leaving a long line of trucks stranded for several hours as they waited for the water to drain enough to pass. (Credit: CBS)

Deputy Coroner Rescues Family Stranded In Flooded Viaduct

A Lincolnwood family of five is okay today because a Lake County official happened upon them during when a street flooded Monday night in Lake Bluff.

05/14/2014

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Lemont Authorities Recount Rescue Of Man From Ravine

With an unbroken gaze, Officer Brian Schmitz saw a first sign of trouble. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

04/10/2014

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Boy, 15, Pulled From Ventilation Shaft After Grate Collapses

Flossmoor firefighters worked to free the teen outside the Flossmoor library, where the accident occurred.

03/28/2014

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Hammond Man Heralded As Hero For Saving Neighbor From Fire

John Tomczak Jr. was watching TV in his living room about 10:25 a.m. when he heard a strange noise coming from outside his Hammond, Ind., home, he said. He went to the back of his house to see if he could figure out what it was.

03/27/2014

Butch Kazich (left) and Derek Lamb (right) helped rescue a woman from the Chicago River after she jumped in the water Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Good Samaritans Help Save Woman From Chicago River

Three people helped pull a woman to safety Thursday, after she jumped into the Chicago River downtown.

03/13/2014

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Elderly Man Rescued From Burning Home In NW Indiana

Lake Station police Cpl. Mike McKenzie was driving in the 2700 block of Central Avenue about 12:18 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

02/21/2014

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Evanston Officer’s Rescue Effort Earns National Award

Police officer Sean O’Brien, credited with the dramatic rescue of a boy from the frigid Des Plaines River last year, has been named Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

01/20/2014

Madison, a Doberman mix, ran away after a rescue group volunteer flew her into Midway International Airport in January. Madison slipped out of her harness while walking near the airport. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Rescued Doberman Escapes At Midway Airport

The brown Doberman, named Madison, slipped out of her harness while a volunteer was walking her ahead of a long car ride.

01/17/2014

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Boy Scout Saves Kid Who Falls Through Ice In Oswego

A suburban teen is getting a little hero treatment at home these days, for helping to save the life of another child. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/16/2014

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