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Extra Extra: Post Office Fire Started in Ventilation System

By Amy Cavanaugh in News on Feb 18, 2012 11:00PM

• Last night's fire at the Old Main Post Office started in the ventilation system. [Tribune]

• Mayor Emanuel appointed Jose Santiago as the new Fire Department commissioner after Robert Hoff quit earlier this week. [WBEZ]

• A man died this morning after he stepped into traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. [Tribune]

• A man was critically injured and 12 people were displaced after an Uptown fire this morning. [Sun-Times]

• Police rescued a man and his dog from Belmont Harbor this afternoon. [Tribune]

• Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is walking on a treadmill as he continues to make progress after his stroke. [Sun-Times]