Sandwiched between two South Loop crises
First responders galore recently on State Street
02/14/2012 8:02 AM
It all started in the wee hours last Thursday. I was packing it in at my usual late, late, late hour when I noticed red and blue lights were blazing and flashing on State Street, north of Roosevelt. The entire block in front of State Place, from 11th Street to Roosevelt was shut down to traffic and oodles of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances were two, three and four deep in the street. A fire at FFC? Someone smoking in bed in a condo? A murder-by-bombing in the Red Line station? I wanted to call 9-1-1 to find out but I figured they don't take questions--only crime reports. And 3-1-1? Would they know? Would they be there?