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A propane tank malfunctioned and then exploded at a homeless encampment.
When he retired Wednesday morning, Pat Fitzmaurice ended his reign as the current longest-serving paramedic on the Chicago Fire Department.
Chicago will continue to rely on its fleet of 80 ambulances and will keep on sending paramedics out to medical calls on fire trucks.
There are calls for a plan to remove police from non-life-threatening mental health calls by creating a dedicated emergency line that would dispatch a paramedic and a clinician instead.
Two women held on bond after a violent attack inside a West Side store.
The man who dangled from Trump Tower for more than 13 hours from Sunday into Monday jumped out of a private ambulance that was taking him to another hospital, according to Chicago police.
An 8-year-old girl was killed and two adults were severely wounded after they were shot Monday evening in Chicago while traveling in a vehicle on the city's South Side.
More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city.
The victims were taken by the Chicago Fire Department to nearby hospitals in serious condition.
Seven of those injured in shootings were minors.
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