River Rescue

Fire crews pull a person out of the South Branch of the Chicago River early Saturday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Rescued From Chicago River; Fire Chief And Two Firefighters Also Hospitalized

The Fire Department said a 19-year-old woman jumped into the Chicago River near Cermak Road and Canal Street around 4 a.m. Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene, but a battalion chief who responded to the scene didn’t wait for divers, and jumped into the water.


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1 Dead, 1 Rescued From Calumet River

Authorities rescued one person and recovered the body of another in the Calumet River near Torrence Avenue.


Andrew Pitts, his wife Nohemi Salazar-Pitts, and their two children. (Family Photo)

Family Of Man Saved From Chicago River: Rescue Was ‘Divine Intervention’

The family of a man who was pulled out of the Chicago River last week by a first-time kayaker and Chicago police divers said the rescue was an act of “divine intervention.”

CBS 2–06/19/2012

Police Headquarters

Police, Fire Departments Make Show Of Unity As They Move In Together

Are they strange bedfellows or public safety partners? The Fire Department’s administrative offices have now moved into Police Headquarters, at 3510 S. Michigan Av., even as the investigation into a shoving match between members of the two departments continues.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

Channahon Rescue

Woman Rescued From River In Channahon

There were some scary moments Sunday night for a young woman in Channahon, after she had to be pulled from a river.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011