A pair of tips this morning from Loyola Univeristy student Jessica Reynolds and longtime Trib Nation friend Edgar Garcia were the basis for a story that appeared minutes later on our Chicago Breaking News site.
Both Jessica and Edgar reported smelling smoke and seeing fire trucks gathering near the Old Water Tower -- the North Michigan Avenue landmark famous for surviving the Chicago Fire of 1871.
Edgar sent in a Twitpic:
How can you file a tip? You can always add chicagobreaking (at) tribune.com to your smart phone's contacts. Or, as Edgar and Jessica did, you can contact @ColonelTribune on twitter.
Colonel Tribune is our digital ambassador, and you can find him and his tweets at www.twitter.com/ColonelTribune. (I'm fond of the old guy.) You can count on the Colonel to get your observations to the person who can deal with them.
Way to go, Jessica and Edgar. I owe you one at the next tweetup.
-- James Janega