Authorities say a fire started by a hot plate being used for heat killed two young children at a home on Chicago's South Side.The Chicago Tribune reported the children had been left home alone.A 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy sleeping in a back bedroom were killed.
A century-old Galesburg building has been reduced to a pile of debris by a massive fire.WGIL Radio reports that Galesburg firefighters took about two hours to get the fire under control at the former Hawkinson Manufacturing facility Tuesday.Fire Chief Tom Simkins says it was obvious within a few min
Last Monday, I visited 2414 N. Marmora with people concerned about vacant buildings. The yard was piled with garbage and it reeked of urine.Vanessa Valentin of the Northwest Side Housing Center discovered squatters had pried the boards off the door."It’s easy," Valentin said.
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.
With record rainfall this month and severe flooding across the region, it’s hard to imagine a summer day dry enough to set the city ablaze.But that’s just what happened in May of 1934, when Chicago had seen less than 4 inches of rain since the beginning of the year, one-third of what was normal.