CTA and Fire Department crews investigate reports of smoke in the Red Line subway at the Jackson stop. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line Service Returning To Normal After Earlier Reroute Due To Smoke

Red Line service was returning to normal Thursday morning, about an hour after the CTA began rerouting Red Line trains to elevated tracks due to reports of smoke in the subway.


Smoke from forest fires in Canada obscures the sunrise on Tuesday in Sheridan, Illinois (Source: Donna Bolin)

Smoke From Canadian Forest Fires Creates Wild Skies In Chicago Area

Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.


CBS weather watcher Ron Leffler took this photo of the sun in Burr Ridge, about an hour after sunrise on Tuesday. (Credit: Ron Leffler)

Smoke From Canadian Forest Fires Casts Haze Over Chicago Area

Those clouds marring your morning commute weren’t actually clouds — they’re actually a thin layer of smoke blowing in from large forest fires in Canada.


Fire Graphic

Newer Homes Burn Faster, Safety Experts Warn

That’s because there are more synthetic materials than ever before. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez offers strategies on staying safer.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Airports Could Need Days To Catch Up From Tuesday Travel Nightmare

Thousands of travelers were still stranded at O’Hare and Midway international airports on Wednesday, after hundreds of flights were halted Tuesday when the local air-traffic center was evacuated due to smoke.


Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.



1 Dead In Series Of Crashes Involving 20 Vehicles On I-65

One person is dead and two others seriously injured, after three crashes on I-65 in Jasper County, Ind. early Saturday.


120th Place Fire

Fire Destroys House In West Pullman

A fire broke out Tuesday on the city’s Far South Side, causing a home to collapse and sending a billow of thick smoke into the air.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Union Station (CBS)

Smoky Fire Starts At Union Station

A smoky fire started above the train tracks at Union Station Saturday afternoon.


CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red Line Trains Delayed Due To Report Of Smoke

Red Line trains are experiencing residual delays after service was temporarily stopped due to a report of smoke near the Clark and Division stop, according to the CTA.


Smoke On Train Leads To Fire Response, Blue Line Delays

Power was shut off to part of the CTA Blue Line Sunday morning as fire personnel investigate reports of smoke in a subway in the River West neighborhood.


O'Hare International Airport

Smoke Prompts United Plane Bound For Chicago To Land In Vermont

A United Airlines plane bound for Chicago made an emergency landing in Vermont early Wednesday, after reports of smoke in the cargo hold.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Smoky Sky

Minnesota Fire Smoke Hovers Over Chicago

Smoke from the wildfires in northern Minnesota continues to linger in the air over the Chicago area, and could be dangerous for many people.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Smoke billows from a huge fire in northeastern Minnesota. (Courtesy: CBS Minnesota/Greg Seitz)

Smoke From Fires In Minnesota Covers Chicagoland

Smoke from a forest fire in northern Minnesota is covering parts of the northern suburbs in a hazy cloud.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Clark And Washington

Smoking Electrical Vault Shuts Down Washington Street In Loop

A commotion erupted in the Loop this morning, when a ComEd vault began spewing smoke and caused power outages.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Fire Graphic

Adult, Child Rescued From West Chicago Fire

Two people were rescued from the third floor balcony of a West Chicago apartment building Sunday night, after they became trapped during a fire.



Smoke Sends Ambulances To Hyde Park Retirement Home

Ambulances were dispatched when smoke was discovered at the Montgomery Place retirement home in Hyde Park this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Red Line Smoke

Red Line Trains Rerouted Due To Reported Smoke In Subway

CTA Red Line trains had to be rerouted to the Loop ‘L’ tracks this morning, after a report of smoke in the State Street subway.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

American Airlines

Chicago-Bound Flight Returns To Phoenix After Smoke Reported

An American Airlines flight headed to Chicago was forced to return to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the pilot reported light smoke in the cabin.


Red Line Train

Passengers Evacuate Red Line Train Due To Smoke

Passengers were briefly evacuated from a Red Line subway train Wednesday evening due to smoke on the tracks.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011