Willoughby Tower Firefighter Memorial

One of the things Chicago does well is honor its police and firefighters.  Especially those who die in the line of duty.  At Chicago fire station #1 (419 South Wells Street), there is a memorial to two firefighters who were killed in one of the Loop’s skyscrapers. It happened about a mile away at the Willoughby Tower (8 South Michigan Avenue) in September of 1981.  One member of a group of firefighters trying to escape a smoky...

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