With Construction Rebounding, Sprinkler Fitters Seek New ApprenticesHundreds of people hungry for good-paying jobs stood outside in the cold for hours in in southwest suburban Countryside on Tuesday in order to apply to become sprinkler-fitter apprentices.
City Taking High-Rise Buildings To Court Over Fire RegulationsCity Hall is sending some 400 residential high rises to court and buildings that could face stiff fines for failing to meet a January 1 fire safety deadline.
Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To KnowInstalling the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?
State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler ProposalThe Illinois Fire Marshal said Friday he's shelving a plan that would have required sprinklers to be added to older high-rise apartment buildings as well as all new-home construction.
Fire Marshal's Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At MeetingAn angry capacity crowd turned out for a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Roosevelt University on new state fire code requirements that would force older high-rises to install costly sprinkler systems.
Town Hall Meetings To Debate High-Rise Sprinklers Mandate Fire sprinklers save lives, but they could cost building owners millions and millions of dollars. A proposal to require them in all high rises in Illinois has lots of people talking.
High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For SprinklersResidents and owners of older high rises in Chicago were racing against the clock to fight a proposed state mandate that they say would force many residents to move.
City Officials Oppose Quinn Measure Requiring High-Rise Sprinklers The Quinn administration is pushing for new statewide fire safety requirements that would cost Chicago's high rise residents hundreds of millions of dollars.
Should Indoor Sprinklers Be Mandatory For New Homes?Safety advocates say new construction should include indoor sprinklers to make homes more fireproof. CBS 2's Chris Martinez looks at both sides of the debate.
Some Condo Boards Leery Of Marketing Push For Indoor SprinklersCBS 2's Jim Williams reports the group behind the campaign is supported by businesses that stand to benefit from the installation of sprinklers.