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Good Samaritans Save Suicidal Man Sitting In Middle Of Busy Street

A couple on their way to work Friday stopped to help a man sitting in the middle of busy Cicero Avenue, but little did they know, they had already him.

08/08/2015

Fire crews douse a car that caught fire after an I-80 crash early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Fiery Crash On I-80

Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote, and crashed through a guardrail.

08/05/2015

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WATCH: Norridge Cops Save Disabled Resident From House Fire

(CBS) — This is a story about heroic events captured on a police dash camera. Police in northwest suburban Norridge have posted video on Facebook of officers rescuing a man who almost died in a smoky […]

07/23/2015

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DuPage River Is Treacherous, Naperville Authorities Warn

The river is currently 4 to 7 feet above flood stage, and flowing rapidly in some areas. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

06/22/2015

Firefighters clean Theo the pit bull after pulling him from a sewer Friday. (Chicago Fire Media/Twitter)

Firefighters Rescue Dog From Sewer

(CBS) – Chicago firefighters were involved in an unusual rescue Friday afternoon. Crews rescued a 3-year-old, 95-pound pit bull named Theo after the dog fell into a sewer while walking with its owner, Chicago Fire […]

06/19/2015

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UPS Driver Swims To Rescue Of Man Who Jumped In River In Rockford

A 40-year-old UPS driver in Rockford is credited with saving the life of a man who tried to take his own life Tuesday by jumping off a bridge into the Rock River.

05/06/2015

The burned-out wreck of a Chevy Aveo after it crashed head-on into a poultry truck in Gage Park. Two Chicago police officers rescued the two men who were trapped in the car after the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Officers Rescue Two Men From Burning Car After Crash

Two men survived a fiery car wreck in Gage Park early Friday, thanks to the heroics of two Chicago police officers.

04/03/2015

Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.

03/25/2015

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Chicago Bike Cops Save Life Of Mag Mile Tourist

The two officers were on patrol when they were flagged down near Michigan Avenue and Walton Street. Citizens led them to a man “drained of color” lying on the ground and not breathing. The officers began performing chest compressions and saw the man’s airway was blocked, which they were able to clear

03/25/2015

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Chicago Cops Rescue Man Who Stopped Breathing

The officers were responding to an emergency medical service call of a man not breathing about 4:45 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Marshfield, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officers were met by the victim’s family who said the man was not breathing.

03/03/2015

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

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

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

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