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July's #1 Reason to Whoop It up in Wyoming

Laura Manske | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

You don't have to know the difference between a hooey and a honda (rope knotting/looping terms) to appreciate cowboys' and cowgirls' athletic prowess. The Cheyenne Frontier Days -- the world's largest outdoor rodeo competition -- runs July 19th to 28th.

Feds Blame Department For Deaths Of Two Chicago Firefighters

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

A federal investigation into the blaze that killed two Chicago firefighters last December says lack of communication, lack of radios and lack of a vac...

Chicago Bikers Launch 9/11 Memorial Ride To Ground Zero

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago firefighter Tom Maloney rushed to Ground Zero to aid the New York Fire Department's efforts on September 11, 2001. A year later, Maloney, who ...

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Woman Sues Fire Department For Gender Discrimination | Will Guzzardi | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

Five years ago, Samantha Vasich decided that she wanted to be a firefighter. Sure, there aren't a lot of women in the Chicago Fire Department -- 11...

Aspiring Black Firefighters Cautious About Chicago Department, After Court Dispute

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 07.28.2011 | Chicago

Harassment, taunting, isolation and racial discrimination. That's what some black men fear they'll face if they ever get a chance to become a Chica...

Thousands Gather For Fallen Firefighter's Funeral

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley knew fallen firefighter Corey Ankum well. "Corey was a true defender in every sense of the word," Daley said at the funeral for...

PHOTOS: More Than 1,000 Gather To Honor 'A True Hero'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, a burning building that had been vacant for years became engulfed in flames. Crews responded to the scene, and several firefighters entered...

One Dies, Two Jump To Safety In Back Of The Yards Fire

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One person died in fire on Chicago's South Side Wednesday morning and two others jumped to safety, according to the Chicago Fire Department....

Chicago Firefighter Dies Fighting Restaurant Fire At Avec

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago firefighter died Monday morning after falling 35 feet while battling a fire at a popular downtown restaurant. Christopher Wheatley, 31, ...

Fewer Black Firefighters In Chicago; African-Americans 'Not Welcome' In CFD

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Townsend joined the Chicago Fire Department in 1988 hoping to help pave the way for future black firefighters in an agency long plagued by charge...

Mahad Ali Hassan Charged With Arson In Fatal Rogers Park Blaze

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A resident of a Rogers Park apartment building where a man died in a suspicious fire last week had been charged with murder and arson in connection wi...

Rogers Park Fire Kills One, Injures More | A Pakistan News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One person was killed and three others were injured, including a person who jumped from the fifth floor to escape a fire Monday afternoon near Loyola ...

UPDATE: 'Suspicious' Rogers Park Fire Kills One, Injures Several (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One person was killed and five others--including two firefighters--were injured Thursday afternoon in a blaze fire officials deemed "suspicious" in th...