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Fire Injures Construction Worker in Lawndale Storefront

A construction worker was injured in a fire over the weekend in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The construction worker was rehabbing a store front in a small strip mall on the 1800 block of South Kostner Avenue on September 1st. Around 5:35 p.m. the fire was reported to authorities. It was stated that there [….]


Park Forest Fire Kills Elderly Mother and Son

    A fire in an apartment in Park Forest on July 10th lead to the death of an elderly mother and her son.   A fire broke out in the apartment in the 100 block of Ash Street in a building that holds six units all together. Firefighters came to scene at approximately 2 [….]


Over 400,000, Chevy Cruzes Recalled by General Motors

General Motors (GM) announced last week that they are recalling over 400,000 cars dues to a problem with an Engine shield. The Detroit company received reports in March of 2012 that two of the Chevy Cruze models had caught fire and were engulfed resulting in complete vehicle damage. The cause of the fires are related [….]


Explosion at Arlington Heights Factory Kills One Man, Sends 10 Others to Hospitals

Arlington Heights was the scene of an explosion, fire and chemical leak that killed one man and sent 10 others to area hospitals. Witnesses stated that around 8:30 a.m. on May 22 they heard a loud booming noise that sounded like a car backfiring. Firefighters received a call around 9 a.m. that there was a [….]


Apartment Fire Cost Two Students Their Life

Childhood friends died during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 22 after a fire started in their Edwardsville off-campus apartment. 21-year-old Lacy Siddal and 19-year-old Lauren Petersen were students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Around 3:45 a.m., a neighbor noticed smoke pouring out of a window in their apartment and called the fire [….]


BMW Recall Popular Mini Cooper Over Circuit Board Problems

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, a recall for the popular Mini Cooper coupe and convertible turbocharged versions has been placed by BMW to address problems with the water pump that cools the turbocharger. BMW has received 12 complaints that a problem with the circuit board is capable of malfunctioning and overheating, leading to [….]


Commuter Rail Line blocked by 22-Car Train Derailment

In the early hours of November 3, 20011, a train derailment lead to a fiery scene after the collision of two trains in the area of unincorporated Cook County between Elgin and Bartlett. The derailment has caused the temporary closure of the Milwaukee West Line. Around 5:30 a.m., twenty-two cars derailed and three began to [….]


Chicago Westside House Fire kills one, leaves family homeless

In the early hours of June 20, 2011, a house caught fire in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. The fire left the family homeless and killed a two-month-old baby girl. The fire started on a mattress and became so hot that family members could not get Tiniya Coleman who was in a first floor bedroom [….]


Fire Causes Damage to Pallet Company Building

Universal Pallets saw damage at their 601 N. Entrance Avenue site from a fire that started in a debris pile last weekend. The fire was under control in about 16 minutes.   According to Dave Harmon, the Kankakee assistant fire chief, the fire could have been much worse and the building could have been consumed. [….]