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Many Chicago-Area First Responders Allowed To Work While Intoxicated

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Patrick Rehkamp/BGA, with NBC 5's Phil Rogers | Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association: Many municipalities allow firefighters and paramedics to work with a substantial amoun...

WATCH: Lincoln Park Building Collapses In Extra-Alarm Fire

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

A three-story brick home dating back to 1888 collapsed during an extra-alarm fire in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. The fire...

City To Fire Four Of 54 Firefighters Accused Of Mileage Expense Fraud

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff moved Thursday to fire only four of the 54 firefighters accused of drastically padding their mileage expense rep...

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 ...

Court Order Demands City Rehire, Compensate Jilted Black Firefighters

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

An expected court ruling will force the city of Chicago to hire more than 100 black firefighters and pay millions to others who were unfairly denied e...

Inspector General: Fire 54 Firefighters Over Alleged $100,000 Fraud

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Inspector General is recommending the termination of 54 firefighters assigned to the Fire Department's scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Burea...

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....

Avec Closed: Investigation Into Grease Fire Continues After Firefighter's Death

The Stew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By now you know of the early morning grease-chute fire that struck Avec (615 W. Randolph St.) Monday, and that firefighter Christopher Wheatley died w...

Fire Injures 11 At 56-Story High-Rise In Chicago

Chicago Breaking News | December 10, 2009 3:54 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nine residents of a Streeterville high-rise and two firefighters were injured in a five-alarm fire in which firefighters had to rescue at least severa...