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South Loop

South Loop
Once the 19th Century hub of Chicago's printing and publishing industry, the South Loop has been transformed in the last 20 years into one of Chicago's most progressive neighborhoods. Read more about Chicago's South Loop

Developers and new residents are descending on a strip once noted for auto dealers and manufacturers. Read more about Motor Row
Once the 19th Century hub of Chicago's printing and publishing industry, the South Loop has been transformed in the last 20 years into one of Chicago's most progressive neighborhoods. Read more about Chicago's South Loop

Developers and new residents are descending on a strip once noted for auto dealers and manufacturers. Read more about Motor Row
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Top South Loop Articles

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  • Review: Alain's

    Review: Alain's
    UPDATE: An eviction notice was spotted on Alain's door the week of Sept. 24 and calls to the restaurant have not been answered.  Review: Alain's 1355 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-1186 Rating: 2 (out of 4) Give it some time What happens when a Cameroon-...
  • Chartered CTA train derails in South Loop: 'We now have a unique story to tell'

    Chartered CTA train derails in South Loop: 'We now have a unique story to tell'
    An elevated CTA train that had been chartered by railroad enthusiasts as a fund-raising effort for a railroad museum derailed today in the South Loop and resulted in 40 people having to walk to the nearest train station, officials said. The train was...
  • Artwork collapses, injuring student in South Loop

    Artwork collapses, injuring student in South Loop
    A Columbia College student was injured when an art display fell on her head late this afternoon in the South Loop, authorities said. Emergency crews were called to the scene in the 600 block of South Wabash Avenue about 4:45 p.m. for a building collapse,...
  • Single men a reluctant factor in the market

    When Jason Baker sized up his housing options, he found himself wincing at the thought of tossing rent money down the drain. That was all the motivation the 29-year-old single needed to purchase a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at Grand Bend at Greenbay,...
  • Chicago's 10 best bookstores

    What makes a great bookstore? Consider Anderson's Bookshop. You could raise it from its foundations in downtown Naperville, put it on a large flatbed truck and ever-so-carefully move the whole kit and caboodle 38 miles to Chicago's Hyde Park...
  • Why test scores went up

    Illinois elementary school pupils passed the newly revamped state achievement exams at record rates last year, but critics suggest it was more the result of changes to the tests than real progress by pupils. Overall, children passed 77 percent of all...
  • Powell's Bookstores North

    Powell's Bookstores North
    The shop: Last year, when Powell's Chicago closed its South Loop store after two decades, it was an ominous sign. If a quality used-book institution such as Powell's, which opened in Hyde Park in the '70s, was suffering, what did that signal for other...
  • Incentives helping push fence-sitters to decide

    Not everyone is able or willing to buy a first home just a few years into their 20s. But at age 25 and 24 respectively, James and Jennifer Semrad decided the time was right. And builder incentives were a big motivator helping them take the leap. As...
  • April 7 - Tapas Valencia

    Executive Chef Filemon Ochoa TAPAS VALENCIA 1530 S State Street Chicago (312) 842-4444 www.tapasvalencia.com Champinones Rellenos: Mushroom caps stuffed with chopped mushrooms, spinach, bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan cheese On a bed of tomato basil...
  • Move over

    Deb O'Dell is a working mother of two who has been renting since her divorce several years ago. "I initially did feel that I had missed the housing boom," she says admits of her first years in the two-bedroom 1,200-square foot Oswego home she shares with...
  • Depths below home can keep it toasty, cool

    Anyone who has retreated to a cold basement on a hot day knows the concept is as old, quite literally, as the hills. Beneath the Earth's surface, the temperature is constant. By tapping that, homeowners with geothermal systems can cool their homes, or...
  • Phil Vettel's restaurant reviews

    Bistro Monet 462 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn; 630-469-4002. Reviewed on August 16 For those who love French tradition at reasonable prices, in a room so quiet that one can rediscover the lost art of dinner conversation, Bistro Monet is your new favorite...