South side nightclub shutdown for violations

The Chicago Fire Department shut down a south side nightclub and a rooftop party overnight after finding overcrowding, exposed wiring and other code violations.

The Fire Dept was called to the nightclub on South Michigan Ave shortly after midnight.

Inspectors found more than 140 people at the second floor club where the posted capacity was 50 people.

And fire officials say overcrowding wasn’t the only problem.

A short time later, fire officials were alerted about a rowdy crowd at a community center in the Pilsen neighborhood.

In addition to people throwing bottles and damaging cars nearby, they found exposed wiring, damaged emergency lighting, falling plaster, open candles and weak stairwells inside the building.

Both establishments were shut down for the night and citations are being issued.

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