Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze early Wednesday that spread to two vacant buildings in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Firefighters responded shortly after 3:30 a.m. to the fire in a two-and-a-half-story building in the 5300 block of South Laflin, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.
The blaze spread to a neighboring vacant building and was upgraded to a 2-11 at 3:49 a.m., he said. The fire was struck out at 4:15 a.m. and no injuries were reported.
The building in which the fire originated was “unstable” after the blaze and the city’s Department of Buildings was called to the scene, Schroeder said. The cause was under investigation.
No matter how much the comments by the city’s longtime chief labor negotiator’s stung, Lightfoot’s response in giving him the pink slip was petty and emblematic as to why the thin-skinned mayor wasn’t reelected.
With Chicago’s police leadership in flux, a new report on the nation’s law enforcement ‘crisis’ offers a path forward
Public trust in police has eroded, the number of officers has dwindled and crime has risen. So what comes next for a department pushing to comply with sweeping reforms?
Illinois attorney general urges Kia, Hyundai to take ‘comprehensive action’ over Chicago area car thefts
Last year, 10% of all registered Kia vehicles and 7% of all registered Hyundai vehicles in Chicago were stolen, according to Atty. Gen. Kwame Raoul’s office.
Eight people were taken to area hospitals after a crash that caused one car to roll over, officials said.