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Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

AURORA, Ill. | A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, federal officials said.

October 13, 2014 6:38 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Helping our neighbors who must rebuild from the ashes

October 11, 2014 12:00 am
Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

Bond denied for Highland native in Chicago-area FAA fire

CHICAGO (AP) — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt.

September 30, 2014 6:37 am Related

Fire consumes abandoned house on Gary's west side

GARY | A fire in an abandoned house in the 2400 block of Bell Street at 9:45 a.m. Thursday took firefighters about 40 minutes to bring under control, according to Gary firefighters.

November 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Fire starts in garage, spreads to two houses in Gary

GARY | A fire that started in piled lumber and debris in a garage in Gary just after 9 p.m. Saturday quickly spread to two houses.

November 16, 2013 11:10 pm
Three arsons investigated in Ford Heights

Three arsons investigated in Ford Heights

FORD HEIGHTS | Cook County Sheriff's police are investigating three arson cases in Ford Heights. All occurred during one week.

November 16, 2013 7:45 pm
Valpo man part of team helping fight Idaho wildfire

Valpo man part of team helping fight Idaho wildfire

Evan Jones has started his days for the last week and a half by waking up at 5 a.m. and heading into Idaho mountains to help fight a sprawling wildfire.

August 20, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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E.C. fire displaces 21 people

E.C. fire displaces 21 people

A Tuesday afternoon fire in an apartment building in East Chicago displaced 21 people, including about 10 children.

January 01, 2013 7:33 pm Photos

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Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Ted Gonzalez, of East Chicago, looks out the window of his home in the 4900 block of Homerlee on Monday morning where an early morning fire burned two garages to the ground, and damaged at least three homes and three vehicles as the fire jumped from a garage to neighboring structures.

August 13, 2012 3:16 pm
Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Trash cans in the alley of the 4900 block of Homerlee appear to have been set on fire. A garage fire, far left, jumped to a house, center, and then to a neigboring garage, nearly igniting the neighboring home, top right, where five children slept overnight Monday.

August 13, 2012 3:04 pm
Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Framed through the charred remains of Stephen Perez's van, East Chicago employees prepare to board up the back of a house damaged after a garage fire spread to the home and a neighboring garage. It also damaged two more houses, and destroyed three vehicles caught up in the blaze. East Chicag…

August 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Two garages were burnt to the ground, and three homes damages in a series of fires Monday morning that kept East Chicago firefighters busy. A van owned by Stephen Perez was destroyed along with two other vehicles parked in a garage, left, off the alley in the 4900 block of Homerlee. The back…

August 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Multiple East Chicago fires under investigation

Fanned by the wind, flames from a garage fire jumped to a house and then to a neigboring garage, nearly igniting the neighboring home where five children slept overnight. Ted Gonazalez looks out a window of a bedroom where his daughters were sleeping when the fire started in a garage nex door.

August 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Before you use fireworks, consider your take-away

When you read about fires raging far away, and think it's not real, remember it's dry here.

July 04, 2012 12:00 am

Glenwood fire chief warns against unattended cooking

GLENWOOD | A fire March 9 displacing residents of an eight-unit condominium was typical of what the Glenwood Fire Department has been witnessing.

March 19, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday decorating injuries on the rise

Holiday decorating injuries on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — 'Tis the season for dancing sugarplums, goodwill toward all — and sometimes emergency-room trips for holiday decorating injuries.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
No smoke detector in apartment where student from Gary died

No smoke detector in apartment where student from Gary died

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | Investigators say a resident had removed the smoke detector from the apartment where an Indiana University student, who also graduated from Andrean High School, died in an apartment building fire near the Bloomington campus.

October 20, 2011 3:30 pm
Scenes of devastation at heart of Japan disaster

Scenes of devastation at heart of Japan disaster

SENDAI, Japan | She scanned the landscape of debris and destruction, looking at the patch of earth where Japan's massive tsunami erased her son's newly built house so thoroughly that she can't even be certain where it once stood.

March 12, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Fall home and garden checklist

In the garden:

October 09, 2010 12:00 am
Fireworks fountain grass explodes with a blaze of color

Fireworks fountain grass explodes with a blaze of color

Fireworks fountain grass explodes with color and interest with its flaming variegated foliage and arching foxtail like plumes. The fact that it is happening now in tired summer gardens is even better.

August 14, 2010 12:00 am
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