Mayor, Firefighters' Union Sign New Contract, With $95 Million In Back Pay, But Next Round Of Negotiations Only Six Months OffRank-and-file firefighters’ previous contract with the city expired in 2017, so the new deal lasts only through next June, and negotiations on the next contract will begin in March.
Woman Suffers Graze Wound, Firehouse And Other Buildings Struck By Bullets In West Rogers Park ShootingOne woman suffered a graze wound, and several buildings were struck by bullets including a firehouse, when at least one person opened fire in West Rogers Park early Sunday.
Car Strikes CFD Fire Truck In CraginA man driving a stolen car struck the back of a Chicago Fire Department fire truck Tuesday night.
Chicago Firefighter Sounds Alarm, Says Administering Promotion Test During Pandemic May Be DangerousAlarms were going off for some Chicago firefighters this week. First, there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the Quinn Fire Academy, and now, hundreds are expected to gather in one spot to take a test.
CFD's Quinn Fire Academy Shut Down After COVID-19 Outbreak Among Students, InstructorsThe Chicago Fire Academy has been shut down after at least 20 students and two instructors tested positive for COVID-19, a CFD source told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov.
Mayor Lightfoot Said Last Year That More Ambulances Would Be Coming With New Fire Contract, But Now They're Not
Mayor Lightfoot Names Head Of New Office Of Public Safety Administration; Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli RetiringMayor Lori Lightfoot is losing a member of her cabinet, but gaining another.
No Injuries In Chinatown FireOne woman was inside, but she was checked out by medics and is expected to be okay.
Fire Department Has To Hose Down 100th Street Bridge Amid HeatIt was so hot Wednesday afternoon that the 100th Street Bridge over the Calumet River had to be hosed down.
Chicago Firefighter Hospitalized After Fire In Belmont Central NeighborhoodOne Chicago firefighter was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after responding to a fire in the Belmont Central neighborhood.
Aldermen OK $200,000 Settlement Of Lawsuit Against Two Paramedics For Failing To Treat Man Who Later DiedThe family of Charles Myers filed a lawsuit against the city in 2017, accusing the paramedics of negligence.
Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief James O'Donnell Retiring After 41 Years As A FirefighterO'Donnell said the best part of his job was when someone he rescued came back to say thanks. He was born and raised in Chicago, and said being a firefighter is the best job in the world.
Crews Responding To Fire In South AustinCrews are responding to a building fire in the South Austin neighborhood.
CFD Responds To Dozens Of Blazes, More Than The 1968 Chicago RiotsUnder the circumstances, the cause of most of the fires will never be determined.
CFD Divers, Good Samaritans Rescue Man From Chicago RiverEmergency workers and Good Samaritans raced to the Chicago River downtown Thursday to save a man in the water.