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Despite Assurances, Chicago (IL) Not Getting New Ambulances This Year

Chicago will continue to rely on its fleet of 80 ambulances and will keep on sending paramedics out to medical calls on fire trucks.
The back of an ambulance.

Man Accused of Stealing Chicago Ambulance as Crew was Loading Patient

The 43-year-old suspect was charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle and a misdemeanor count of driving without a license.

Memorial Day Weekend Shootings Leave 10 Dead in Chicago

Chicago saw its deadliest Memorial Day weekend for gun violence since 2015, a jarring reminder that even a coronavirus pandemic and a statewide stay-at-home order cannot halt shootings in the city.

Chicago Firefighter Dies of Complications from COVID-19

Chicago firefighter Mario Araujo had joined the fire department in 2003.

Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic has tested positive for COVID-19, the city said at a briefing today.

Report: Chicago Fire Commissioner Clamps Down on Ambulance Dispatch

Chicago's fire commissioner is reportedly telling dispatchers not to admit there are no ambulances available when the city is swamped with medical emergencies.

Legislation to Combat Deadly Ambulance Diversions Introduced in House

U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced legislation to study, and ultimately find ways to reduce, the number of ambulance diversions taking place in Chicago and throughout the country.

Chicago Paramedic Hurt in Ambulance Hit-and-Run

A paramedic was hurt after a hit-and-run crash involving a Chicago Fire Department ambulance on Tuesday, according to a report.