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Old Town (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop

    New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop
    Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up. Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
  • Executive Profile: Sascha Bopp

    Executive Profile: Sascha Bopp
    After focusing its growth on North America for its first half-century, Crate and Barrel is aggressively expanding abroad, looking for new opportunities in Asia, Latin America and Europe. CEO Sascha Bopp has moved the brand into eight new countries, with...
  • Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway

     Surviving nightmarish disruption on the Kennedy Expressway
    Two years ago, Chicagoans confronted the threatened horrors of "NATOmageddon," a day that was supposed to live in traffic infamy: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit was in town, and fretful officials announced a raft of street closings and...
  • Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014

     Olin Neill Emmons, investment banker and conservationist, 1917-2014
    Olin Neill Emmons, an investment banker who was active in conservation causes, helped take Waste Management public in 1971 and sat on the company's board for 20 years. Mr. Emmons, 97, died Saturday, May 3, at the Brighton Gardens extended care...
  • Big events abound during weekends of Kennedy project

    There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
  • Police charge man Tased, critically injured resisting arrest

    Police charge man Tased, critically injured resisting arrest
    Authorities have charged a theft suspect who remained in critical condition this morning after a police officer used a Taser as he resisted arrest early Wednesday. Dominique Franklin, who is believed to be in his 20s, was charged with two counts of...
  • New online magazine called The Distance is about old businesses

    New online magazine called The Distance is about old businesses
    Newspaper reporters call them evergreen stories. Nothing described in them is occurring now or tomorrow, or happened yesterday. But the subjects are, nevertheless, intriguing. It's a breed of story that sometimes gets lost amid today's minute-driven...
  • 2 injured after car hits them in Old Town hit-and-run

    2 injured after car hits them in Old Town hit-and-run
    Two men were hospitalized after police believe they were intentionally struck by a vehicle this morning in the Old Town neighborhood, officials said. The incident happened about 4 a.m. on the 1200 block of North Orleans Street, said Chicago Police...
  • Man accused of resisting police officer after being stopped for bicycling on sidewalk

    Man accused of resisting police officer after being stopped for bicycling on sidewalk
    A Chicago man caught bicycling on the sidewalk in Old Town was arrested and charged with resisting a police officer Sunday evening, county prosecutors said.  David Stuckey, 62, of the 400 block of West Goethe Street, was allegedly riding a bicycle in...
  • Runners self-defense workshop

    Runners self-defense workshop
    Thousands of people use the lakefront path to walk, bike and run. While many trail users along the lakefront feel safe, crime does happen near the path. Two-time Olympic long-distance runner and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Todd Williams knows that...
  • A Red Orchid inks deals with Broadway producer

    A Red Orchid inks deals with Broadway producer
    A Red Orchid Theatre, a longtime fixture of Chicago's Off Loop community, announced Thursday that it has established a new partnership with the New York-based Bisno Productions, aimed at transferring some A Red Orchid productions to New York under the...
  • Man dies after Chicago police use Taser during arrest

    Man dies after Chicago police use Taser during arrest
    A man has died two weeks after police used a Taser on him as he was arrested in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood. Dominique Franklin Jr., 23, who had lived in the 21000 block of Olivia Avenue in Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at Northwestern...