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Sinkhole collapses part of Corvette Museum in Ky. (Video & Images)

Sinkhole collapses part of Corvette Museum in Ky. Article by: www.myfoxchicago.com BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A gaping sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday, damaging eight prized cars that plunged in a heap while the attraction geared to the classic American sports car was closed to visitors. “They’re all just kind of nose down ...

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Does Chicago Have an Ambulance Shortage?

Pam Zekman(CBS) –   If you have a life-threatening condition will the city get an ambulance to you in time? CBS 2′s Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigated and found they may not. That’s why paramedics say the city needs more paramedics and ambulances. Take the case of Lynn Ramos. She was crossing Washington Street in the Loop last month when ...

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Crews Battle Fire in Burnside Neighborhood

  Firefighters battled frozen fire hydrants as flames enguled a home on Chicago’s south side early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at a home on the 9200 blcok of South Greenwood Avenue, in the city’s Burnside neighborhood, at about 3:30 a.m. A witness on the scene told NBC Chicago the home was vacant at the time. Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-fire-9200-south-greenwood-244856551.html#ixzz2t72LRJaA Subscribe for updates and ...

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Man dies a week after jumping from West Side fire

  By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter10:54 p.m. CST, February 11, 2014 A man who jumped from the fourth floor of a West Side hotel to escape a blaze earlier this month has died  from his injuries, said officials. Roy Harmon, 53, of the 1800 block of West Jackson Street, was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the ...

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Cops: 2 injured in shooting near Thornridge High School

WGN-TV, Staff and Andy Grimm11:13 p.m. CST, February 11, 2014 Two victims injured in a shooting near Thornridge High School this evening ran to the school seeking help following the attack, police said. The shooting took place a little before 7 p.m. on 152nd Street near Champlain Street in Dolton, police said in a news conference. Two patients were taken to Franciscan St. Margaret ...

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More than 360 firefighters turn out for Wurtz’ funeral

By SHAWN SHINNEMAN -WOODSTOCK – They walked past Engine 32 and into the church where Michael Wurtz, in his final months, reconnected to his faith. More than 360 uniformed firefighters from departments as far away as the Champaign area filtered into Woodstock Assembly of God, saluting the open casket of Wurtz one-by-one during a fire department walk-through. The departments came together ...

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Hydrants near South Side fire freeze on Greenwood

February 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The cold was causing problems for Chicago firefighters Tuesday as they battled a blaze in the 9200-block of South Greenwood. Frozen fire hydrants made things tough for crews at the house fire. Crews reported three of nearby hydrants were frozen. There were no reports of injuries. (Copyright ©2014 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.) Subscribe for ...

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2 hurt in fire in South Shore neighborhood

Staff report10:21 a.m. CST, February 11, 2014 Article by Chicago Tribune Two women were injured when a fire broke out in a seven-story building in the South Shore neighborhood, fire officials said.One woman was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center and the other to South Shore Hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Both suffered smoke ...

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Cops: Off-duty sergeant fatally shoots teen during robbery

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy GornerTribune reporters8:59 a.m. CST, February 11, 2014 A gun pointed at his gut, the off-duty sheriff’s sergeant digs through his pockets with his left hand, fumbling for money, as the three robbers surround him at the Far South Side gas station. The sergeant is surer with his right hand, quickly drawing his own gun and firing ...

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Trooper hurt in crash that killed worker sues trucker, company

By Meredith RodriguezTribune reporter9:07 p.m. CST, February 10, 2014 The Illinois state trooper injured last month after a semitrailer plowed into emergency vehicles along Interstate 88, killing an Illinois Tollway worker, filed a lawsuit Monday against the truck driver and the company that employed him. Trooper Douglas Balder and his wife, Kimberli Balder, are both named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit ...

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