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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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7 displaced by extra-alarm fire on Far North Side

Chicago Tribune: “Seven people were displaced by an extra-alarm fire in West Rogers Park this afternoon, authorities said. No one was injured in the 2-11 alarm fire in the 6900 block of North Oakley Avenue that started a little after 1 p.m., fire officials on the scene said. Firefighters had to deal with a frozen hydrant on arrival, but were ...

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Beloit Fire Department extinguishes two blazes

Submitted by Channel3000 Web Staff Friday, February 7th, 2014, 7:11am “Beloit firefighters have been called out to battle two blazes at homes in the city over the past 24 hours. The first fire happened in the 1800 block of Arrowhead drive Thursday morning. Fire officials said that fire happened after a bathroom ceiling heat lamp overheated, ignitiing insulation materials in the ...

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2 killed when car hits pole on I-90 at Barrington

  Chicago Tribune: CST, February 9, 2014 “Two people were killed when their car veered off the Jane Addams Tollway at Barrington and struck a light pole this morning, according to Illinois State Police. The car, a silver Toyota Corolla, was headed west on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control and left the road, striking the pole at Barrington Road ...

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1 dead, at least 1 injured in Antioch crash

  By Joe ShumanSpecial to the Tribune2:04 p.m. CST, February 9, 2014 One person was killed and at least one injured in a two-vehicle crash in far north suburban Antioch this morning, authorities said. The crash near Illinois Route 173 and Eagle Ridge Drive in Antioch took place about 10:30 a.m., police said. One person was killed and at least one ...

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