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Chicago medic sent to hospital after fireground asthma attack

By Adam Sege The Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A basement fire sent smoke rising to the upper floors of a North Side high-rise Thursday night but caused no serious injuries, authorities said. A doorman in the 16-story building reported the fire just after 10 p.m., Chicago Fire Department commissioner Jose Santiago said. Firefighters found flames in the basement of the ...

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Woman found dead, with stab wounds, in burning building (Chicago 2-11)

                    Report by: Eric Clark, Tribune A woman who had been stabbed several times was found by firefighters in a burning building on the Southwest Side this afternoon, police said.Firefighters were called around 1:50 p.m. to a fire in the 2500 block of West 45th Place, according to Police News Affairs. ...

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Second Alarm Fire at Palmer Products, Detroit 2/5/14 (Auido & Video)

Video and narrative courtesy of: Box Alarm Detroit “At around 9AM, fire was reported in an occupied commercial building at Farnsworth and Riopelle. Arriving companies found smoke coming from Palmer Promotional Products factory, which is located in the former Fisher Body Plant #10. An interior attack was made, and crews found pallets and other products burning in three different parts ...

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Firefighters put out extra-alarm fire in Lake Shore Drive high-rise

By Adam SegeTribune reporter1:59 a.m. CST, February 7, 2014 A basement fire sent smoke rising to the upper floors of a North Side high-rise Thursday night but caused no serious injuries, authorities said. A doorman in the 16-story building reported the fire just after 10 p.m., Chicago Fire Department commissioner Jose Santiago said. Firefighters found flames in the basement of the ...

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Trucker Seriously Hurt When 4 Semis Collide On I-65

                      Sun-Times Media Wire ROSELAWN, Ind. (STMW) — “A trucker was seriously hurt when four semi trucks collided on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning, closing the highway for four hours. The crash happened just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65, about a mile north of the ...

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Firefighters respond to Hoffman Estates house fire

By Dan Waters and Kate Jacobson, Tribune reporters 4:55 pm, February 5, 2014 A Hoffman Estates home caught fire this afternoon, though early reports from authorities and neighbors appeared to indicate everyone escaped the blaze. Fire officials arrived at the house in the 1000 block of Basswood Street in Hoffman Estates, just before 2 p.m. Wednesday to find a home engulfed ...

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1 teen dead 3 wounded at McDonalds in Rogers Park

By Liam Ford and Adam Sege, Tribune reporters   Photo: ABEL URIBE, CHICAGO TRIBUNE 4:54 pm, February 5, 2014 A teenage boy was killed and three other teens were wounded when a masked gunman went up to them in a McDonald’s parking lot in the Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon and began shooting, authorities said. The boy, 17, was dead on ...

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Former police dispatcher gets 5 years in child pornography case

Chicago Tribune: “By Alexandra ChachkevitchTribune reporter1:57 p.m. CST, February 5, 2014 A former Northbrook police dispatcher who also worked as a paramedic in Northfield was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for amassing a huge collection of child pornography. Daniel Berman, 49, of the 2600 block of Lisa Court in Northbrook and formerly of Buffalo Grove, pleaded guilty in ...

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Milwaukee police officers rescue residents from burning apartment building

                      Source: WISN News 12: “Three Milwaukee police officers helped save victims of an apartment fire Tuesday. “The TV and stuff, the cable, stuff just shut off,” he said. “I opened the door, nothing but black smoke rushed in.” While other residents of the building reached for their cellphones, Brown ...

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Woman dies following house fire in Berwyn

Chicago Tribune: “A woman believed in her 60s died following a house fire in Berwyn this morning, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:36 a.m. after being found at a home in the 2400 block of South Scoville Avenue in the west suburb, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was found ...

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