The roof of the house was starting to collapse when the first fire engine arrived within 4-5 minutes of being called.
The manager of the fast-food restaurant at 3441 S. Harlem in Berwyn called 911 a few minutes after 8 a.m. to report smoke coming from the ceiling.
Fire officials say the incident occurred in the 1100 block of North Ashland Avenue at a building where construction was underway. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital.
Firefighters spent nearly five hours extinguishing the flames of an extra-alarm fire in Bronzeville overnight.
Part of the roof of a popular suburban banquet hall collapsed overnight, apparently due to the weight of the heavy snow that fell during Tuesday’s snowstorm.
Two firefighters were injured early Tuesday when a porch roof collapsed as they were battling an extra-alarm blaze in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
A retail employee had a close shave Saturday when the roof of a clothing store fell in, moments after she left the building.
Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped when a building collapsed in the West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.
A round of heavy spring storms caused serious damage in some areas overnight, including the collapse of a façade at a church in downtown Evanston that left a person injured
A landmark building in the Gresham neighborhood was being torn down Tuesday night, after part of the building collapsed earlier in the day, injuring four people.
No one was injured Sunday when the roof of a warehouse partially collapsed in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.
The children of one of two firefighters killed last year when the roof of an abandoned building collapsed last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners.
Seven months after the Metrodome’s ceiling collapsed in a snowstorm, forcing the Vikings to play their final two home games last season elsewhere, the new roof has been raised in plenty of time for the first preseason game.
Officials in a Twin Cities suburb said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to lure the NFL team away from their longtime home in Minneapolis with a retractable-roof stadium built on a Superfund site.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.
Three firefighters were hurt in Gary, Ind., on Tuesday when the ceiling of a burning building collapsed on them.
The collapse of the Metrodome’s roof a week before the Chicago Bears were set to play the Minnesota Vikings became an instant YouTube classic. Now it appears the Metrodome will need an entire new roof.
Hundreds of colleagues and friends pay tribute to the husband and father, who perished along with a peer during a Dec. 22 fire.
There is a wave of support tonight for the families of two fallen Chicago firefighters. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on how the families are handling the tragedy.