Dogs Saved From Tinley Park Garage Fire Tinley Park firefighters saved two pit bulls that had inhaled smoke during a garage fire.
African Americans Who Sued City Graduate As FirefightersCBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker was there Thursday when African-American firefighter applicants took the next step to their new careers.
City To Borrow Nearly $80M To Settle 1995 Firefighters' Exam LawsuitThe Emanuel administration said Tuesday it will essentially borrow money to compensate thousands of African-Americans who were passed over by the city’s firefighter entrance exam in 1995, which courts have ruled was discriminatory.
Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union ContractsWith the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.
Walter's Perspective: Rahm Can't Provoke Cops And Firefighters Like He Did TeachersIf there ever were one, this is an “ouch” time in Chicago, being on pins and needles about the teachers and the mayor.
Retired Firefighter: 9/11 Is Our Generation's Day Of InfamyFirst responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town's firefighters’ memorial.
Chicago Firefighters Commemorate 9/11 AttacksA number of remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were held Tuesday morning in the Chicago area.
Walter's Perspective: Fire Department's Boot Collection Poses DangerSure, it's for a great cause, but CBS 2's Walter Jacobson says firefighters should not leave their stations to ask motorists to "fill the boot" at intersections.
Mayor Has Hands Full With Union Negotiations If you think negotiations with Chicago teachers were tough, wait until you see what happens when the city sits down with representatives for police and firefighters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free DisabilityAbuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.
Chicago Crime Scene Cleanup Handles Murder Scenes, Meth Labs, HoardersChicago Crime Scene Clean Up is a 5-year old company that specializes in cleaning up murder and death scenes, hoarder situations and meth labs that have been discovered by police.
Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training SchoolThe Illinois Fire Service Institute's hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
Report: Perks Jack Up Firefighters' Average Salaries To $104,000 A YearA report out Friday morning indicates extra pay perks in the Chicago firefighters’ contract cost taxpayers more than $80 million last year.
Firefighters Rescue Workers Dangling From Scaffold On Downtown High-RiseFirefighters made a daring rescue high above the Loop Thursday morning, as two workmen nearly fell off their scaffolding at a high-rise office building downtown.
Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?