Man found dead after Northwest Side fire

SHARE Man found dead after Northwest Side fire

A man was found dead after a fire Wednesday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The man was discovered under the rubble in a second-floor living room while firefighters extinguished a blaze about 5:30 a.m. in the 3900 block of West School Street, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

The man, thought to be about 65, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Langford said the man had been hired as “some kind of watcher” as the two-unit apartment building underwent renovations.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional details.

The Latest
No jurors were seated Monday. But after court, Kelly defense attorney Jennifer Bonjean said the jury pool had already been tainted by mentions of Kelly’s previous conviction in court.
“It’s very important to me,” Cease said of matchup with Verlander
Never satisfied, veteran point guard leads Sky into playoffs
One man, 24, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The man, 44, and woman were found dead about 3:30 p.m. Monday.