FireMapChicago.net information is reported with the incident location (with Google map link) and approximate dispatch time*.  Incidents at single-family residential addresses are posted "in block of" instead of using the exact numeric address. Many times the initial address reported in an emergency is not the correct address. For example, sometimes the address given by a caller might be from a neighbor across the street when the neighbor gives their own address because the neighbor knows their own address, but doesn't know their neighbor's exact address where the incident is occurring.  

Please note that posts are provided from public safety radio communications "scanner radios" AND from information provided from authorities. PLEASE NOTE that radio communications and caller reports can involve incorrect or inaccurate information. There is no guarantee that the information will be updated to provide the accurate description of the incident. In many cases, it takes a court case to determine what actually happened in an incident.

Some articles are posted and dated in near real time as an incident is occurring, and some articles are "filled in" at some time well after "real time" ... but the date/time is configured near the actual date/time of the incident. Also, some articles are summaries provided by authorities, and are posted with a configured date that is approximately 30 minutes to 120 minutes later than later than the incident date/time. This procedure is completed to keep articles in approximate consistent order of the incident date/time records.

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