Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he's appointing 33-year firefighter veteran Jose Santiago as the new commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department.The announement came the same day current Commissioner Rober Hoff publicly announced his resignation as head of the department.Santiago curre
One year after two firefighters died fighting a blaze on the city's South Side, the Chicago Fire Department says it's made key updates to help keep responders safer.Deputy Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said on Wednesday that firefighters are now alerted before leaving the station if a building is
Cook County prosecutors are seeking criminal contempt charges against the owner of a Chicago building where two firefighters died last year after the roof collapsed in a fire.Chuck Dai, 62, of South Holland, Ill.
Updated at 6:21 p.m.Chicago firefighters have controlled an extra alarm fire on the city's North Side. Large plumes of black smoke could be seen from downtown Friday afternoon as Chicago firefighters battled the blaze at 525 W.
CHICAGO -- Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Robert Hoff says four firefighters will be terminated for falsifying mileage reports.Hoff's announcement on Thursday comes after an investigation by the Chicago Inspector General found dozens of firefighters fraudulently added $100,
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he hadn't decided yet whether to fire 54 firefighters accused in a published report of misusing taxpayer money.The firefighters allegedly received reimbursements for miles they didn't drive in personal cars to inspections.