Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Victims of fire identified:
Two men killed in a fire at a high-rise building on Chicago's South Side helped rescue an elderly woman and tried to stop the blaze. The Cook County medical examiner identified the victims as 50-year-old John Fasula and Jameel Johnson, who was in his 30s. The Tuesday fire injured one other person and drove residents into frigid temperatures. Authorities and relatives say both men were working in the building. They went to assist a resident in her 70s after hearing her screaming. Authorities say they got her to an elevator and sent her down to the lobby. She collapsed and was transported to a hospital. The two men, meanwhile, used fire extinguishers to try to put out the blaze. Both suffered smoke inhalation and were pronounced dead at hospitals.
Convict released, deported
A Clarendon Hills man imprisoned for the 2005 beating death of a University of Illinois-Chicago student has been released from prison and deported to his native Lithuania. Mantas Matulis was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his part in the beating death of Tombol Malik. Matulis was convicted in 2007 of second-degree murder. A second man, Muaz Haffar, was charged in the death of Malik's death, but disappeared while free on $900,000 bond. …