Top story: We are following the tragedy from South Shore today. 14 firefighters injured and 2 were killed battling a blaze at an abandoned building. WBEZ's Tony Arnold is at Northwestern hospital right now. Remarkably, today is the 100th anniversary of the death of 21 firefighters during a fire at the Chicago Stockyards.
In this snapshot from WGN news, you see several firefighters working to get their colleagues out of the building. A wall had just collapsed. Just awful.
B story: George Ryan is staying in prison. The family is super mad at the judge, who ruled for Ryan to stay in jail during his appeal process. This wouldn't have been an early release anyway, just staying out of jail until the courts heard his appeal. The lawyers were arguing that the case was null because the honest services decision at the U.S. Supreme Court affected the case.