City of Chicago Releases High-Rise Fire Safety Information

City of Chicago releases high-rise fire safety ..., posted with vodpod by Diane Pathieu, Jessica D'Onofrio February 3, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- If you live in a Chicago high-rise apartment, you can find out if your building meets city fire safety standards. The city's move to post fire safety information online started Friday and follows … Continue reading City of Chicago Releases High-Rise Fire Safety Information

High-Rise Fire Citations Pit City of Chicago Vs. State of Illinois. Should the building where a fatal fire took place have had a sprinkler system? Depends who you ask.

As the state fire marshal cites the owners of a Lake Shore Drive high rise for multiple violations following last week’s fatal fire, a clash is shaping up between the State of Illinois and Chicago over whose fire laws should have applied. An exploration of the laws shows that confusion reigns, and that in many … Continue reading High-Rise Fire Citations Pit City of Chicago Vs. State of Illinois. Should the building where a fatal fire took place have had a sprinkler system? Depends who you ask.

High Rise Owner Cited for Fire Code Violations

  Chicago's Home Rule status complicates owners' legal responsibility Illinois' fire marshal on Wednesday cited the owners a high-rise building where a woman died in a fire earlier this month with more than a dozen fire code violations. But Chicago's Home Rule status complicates the owners' legal responsibility. State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis cited Planned … Continue reading High Rise Owner Cited for Fire Code Violations

Blizzard of 2011 – A Fearful, Frigid Night on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Live Unedited Video from WGN News®   CHICAGO – Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn't tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made it impossible to see anything but the closest cars. There was talk among her fellow commuters of 25-foot waves washing up from … Continue reading Blizzard of 2011 – A Fearful, Frigid Night on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago