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Officials on Thursday revealed what they believe was behind a deadly multi-floor fire at a high-rise condo building in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood. "The Office of Fire Investigation has concluded the cause of the extra alarm fire on Lakepark is careless use of smoking materials that ignited combustibles in a bedroom," the department tweeted. "The fire is accidental. A smoke detector in the residence was not working at the time of the fire."
At least one person was killed and eight other people were injured in an extra-alarm fire in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning, according to authorities. The blaze broke out at approximately 10 a.m. in the upper levels of a high-rise apartment building at 4850 South Lake...
Omar Burgos worried about his transgender daughter after moving to Florida more than a decade ago and leaving the 20-year-old and her two siblings behind in Chicago. Monday evening, he learned that Unique Banks and her mother, Alexsandra Olmo, had been gunned down in their South Shore apartment in an attack that left three other people badly wounded.
Mexican, sushi, BBQ, pizza, Italian, hot dogs, Michelin stars -- name a cuisine and Chicago's got it. But of the city's more than 7,000 restaurants, only one of them made Yelp's recent "2023 Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S." list. The newly released list, made up of "this...
Emergency crews are on the scene after a catering business caught fire late Thursday near Midway International Airport, authorities can confirm. According to Chicago Fire officials, a still and box alarm fire was reported at 11:35 p.m. Thursday in the 6300 block of South Central Avenue. Crews worked overnight and into early Friday morning, officials say.
When people think of Chicago, a few words may come to mind. The word "pizza" is probably one of them. However, Chicago's pizza dough doesn't quite rise to the occasion when it comes to a new list from Yelp that ranks the top 100 pizza spots across the U.S. and Canada.
The shock of it all is still there for many residents of a high-rise apartment building in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood after a fire tore through the structure on Wednesday. That’s especially true for those who were actually in the building when it caught fire and saw the smoke and flames, or for those with loved ones still missing.
The final weekend of January in Chicago is shaping up to be cold and snowy, as another round of snow moving in from the west is set to bring several inches of accumulating snow Saturday and into Sunday, with the highest snow totals likely across northern Illinois, the NBC 5 Storm Team says.
While most of the Chicago area dealt with accumulating snow and slick roads on Wednesday, the wintry conditions are just beginning for the upper Midwest thanks to a parade of weather disturbances that are threatening to deliver more snow for the foreseeable future. Due to Wednesday’s weather system, portions of...
Construction has begun on a new massive thrill attraction at Chicago's Navy Pier. McHugh Construction announced this week that is has started work on a 48,000-square-foot space that will house the "new flight ride attraction" known as FlyOver. The Navy Pier FlyOver is said to be "an immersive flight ride"...
Wintry weather hasn’t really been an issue in the Chicago area in recent weeks, but snowfall Wednesday morning could heavily impact the morning commute, and could provide the first substantial accumulations of snow most places have seen since Christmas. A winter weather advisory now covers all of northern Illinois...
A 6-year-old boy was uninjured after a group of men stole a running vehicle in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood Thursday morning before crashing it into a fence just blocks from the scene of the theft. According to Chicago police, a man left a Toyota Camry running in the 6600 block...
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A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Cook County, Illinois against the makers of Fireball Cinnamon over what the plaintiff alleges is purposefully misleading packaging. On Jan. 7, Plaintiff Anna Marquez filed suit in the United States District Court Northern District Of Illinois over what the Chicago resident is calling deceptive labeling on Fireball Cinnamon.
Editor's Note: Our latest snow forecast is here. Our original story continues below. Another round of snow could dump several inches on parts of the Chicago area that already saw some accumulation this week -- and that's just the beginning of the winter blast set to hit. While there continue...
Snow is expected across the Chicago area this week, but how much you could see and when will depend on a few things. Forecast models show a system traveling up from the south is expected to hit to parts of the are around midnight, bringing with it accumulating, on-and-off snowfall beginning overnight Wednesday, with snowy conditions lasting although at least Sunday.
With petition challenges wrapped up and early voting now underway at the Loop "supersite", many Chicago voters are beginning to take a deeper look into the nine candidates appearing on the ballot in the upcoming mayoral election. The first round of the 2023 Chicago mayoral election is slated for Feb....
‘It's Been Really Touching.' West Loop Neighbors Rally Around Mother and Daughter Carjacked At Dog Park
A frightening incident for a woman and her young daughter has led to an outpouring of support from neighbors. Lindsey Muslin and her daughter were carjacked at a popular dog park in Chicago’s West Loop in early January. But after it happened, neighbors stepped up to show how much good is in their community.
While Wednesday's winter weather advisory has come to an end, the snow and dropping temperatures aren't going away anytime soon. According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, light, scattered snow showers are in the forecast Thursday and Friday, with a more aggressive system on the way Saturday predicted to bring heavier, widespread snow that's more likely to stick.
A senior Chicago Public Schools official had notified Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s reelection campaign that soliciting student volunteers through their teachers was not permitted hours before the campaign publicly defended its recruitment effort as a “common practice,” email records show. Lightfoot, who has since apologized and admitted the...