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.
The sun is slowly setting on a generation of old city firehouses. Phased out by a new breed of larger, better-equipped firehouses, many of the pre-1930 houses--mainstays of the Chicago Fire Department for close to a century--await new duties.