Bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista found dead of gunshot wounds

Bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista found dead of gunshot wounds

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A bodyguard for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death in a residence that had been set on fire, officials said.

Cooking class explosion injures 5 Chicago students

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Students at Northside College Prep High School were cooking hot chocolate when the gas caused an explosion.
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Water tank topples eight stories from top of Chicago building

CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A 500-gallon water tank fell eight stories from atop a building in Chicago sending forth a wave of water and debris that injured three people, officials said.

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Cold-weather swimmer prompts 911 calls

CHICAGO, March 27 (UPI) -- A Chicago man said his enthusiasm for cold-weather swimming has led to multiple encounters with police and firefighters when concerned witnesses call 911.

Seven Chicago students hospitalized

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Seven children were taken to Chicago hospitals after a student discharged an unidentified liquid, reported as pepper spray, in an elementary school cafeteria.

Chicago man jumps out of ambulance, dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Chicago said a 20-year-old man died after he jumped out of an ambulance that was bringing him to a Far Northwest Side hospital.

Derailment knocks out power in SW Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Power was largely restored in southwest Chicago early Sunday after a freight train derailed and took out a utility pole, a ComEd official said.

2 killed, 5 wounded in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Police said they were searching for suspects in a drive-by shooting on the South Side of Chicago that killed two men and wounded five teenage boys.

City goes to court over building heat

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago went to court Thursday over an issue in a Lincoln Park high-rise that kept residents without heat or hot water, officials say.

Woman rescues hubby, friends from lake

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Three men treading water in Lake Michigan during a driving thunderstorm were rescued by a worried wife who went looking for them, Chicago officials said.

Ambulance stolen with relative inside

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A man with 32 previous arrests has been charged with stealing an ambulance in Chicago while paramedics worked on a relative in the back, officials said.

Mayor found guilty in bribery trial

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Larry Langford was found guilty on all 60 federal counts in a bribery case against him.

Mayor's trial casts shadow on Birmingham

BIRM, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The corruption trial of Birmingham's mayor is bad for business because it reinforces negative stereotypes about Alabama, local political leaders said.
Civil rights protesters receive pardon

Civil rights protesters receive pardon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The mayor of Birmingham, Ala., has issued formal pardons to participants in the 1960s civil rights movement that changed race relations in the United States.

Five Birmingham cops fired in beating case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21 (UPI) -- Five police officers in Birmingham, Ala., were fired for allegedly beating an unconscious suspect following a crash that ended a police chase, officials said.

Alabama mayor faces bribery indictment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The mayor of Birmingham, Ala., pleaded innocent in federal court Monday to bribery and fraud charges in connection with a multibillion-dollar sewer bond deal.

4 dead in Chicago crash, alcohol involved

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- Four people died and four others were injured Wednesday in an apparent head-on collision in Chicago that police officials suspect involved a drunken driver.

Alabama mayor focus of SEC investigation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 11 (UPI) -- The mayor of Birmingham, Ala., is being investigated to determine if he gave favors to a local investment banking firm, the U.S. securities watchdog said.

Chicago fire kills four

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Four people died early Saturday in an apartment fire in Chicago a block from Wrigley Field.

177 emergency calls at O'Hare in 2006

CHICAGO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The Chicago Fire Department reported 177 emergency calls were received from pilots bound for O'Hare International Airport in 2006.

3 dead, 3 critical in Chicago house fire

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A fatal fire on Chicago's Southwest Side has left three people dead and three others in extremely critical condition. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told the Chicago Sun-Times the blaze started around 10 p.m. Thursday night in a 2 1/2-st

Chicago fire kills six children

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Fire killed at least six children and injured several other people on Chicago's north side Sunday.

Chicago man drowns rescuing dog

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- A 57-year-old Chicago man is dead after diving into the freezing water of Lake Michigan to rescue one of his pet boxer dogs.

Historic Chicago church destroyed by fire

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A historic Chicago church -- dubbed the birthplace of gospel music -- has been consumed in a blaze thought to be caused by accident.
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