Inmates overcome by smoking bus

June 16, 2011 2:26:55 PM PDT
More than a dozen prisoners were taken to the hospital after they were overcome by smoke on a bus Thursday morning in Skokie.

The jail bus approached a secured area of the courthouse where prisoners are loaded and unloaded when smoke started to come from the engine. Firefighters later discovered it was caused by leaking oil in the bus' engine.

The prisoners were not seriously hurt.

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