Sprinklers

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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing 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?

07/09/2014

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal

The 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.

08/02/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Fire Marshal’s Absence Sparks Anger From Condo Owners At Meeting

An 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.

07/31/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

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.

07/30/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For Sprinklers

Residents 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.

07/26/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

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.

07/15/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

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.

05/20/2013

Examples of high-rises along Chicago's lakefront. (CBS)

Some Condo Boards Leery Of Marketing Push For Indoor Sprinklers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the group behind the campaign is supported by businesses that stand to benefit from the installation of sprinklers.

12/03/2012