| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:25 PM
So you’ve got a resolution. Now what? How many of us actually keep our resolutions past the first two weeks of January? Any hands out there? I’ve come up with some Lincoln Park spots that can help us all (yes, me too!) get on track for 2012....
| Mar 2, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Bond was set at $10,000 today for a Chicago man accused of running a marijuana grow house inside his West Loop home, authorities said.
Police on Tuesday night said they found approximately 100 marijuana plants inside Ryan Vrane’s home on the 300...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:32 PM
For the last time in his 22 years of office, Mayor Richard Daley hoisted an Irish-style walking stick above his head Saturday at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that his father inaugurated in 1956.
It was an emotional experience, for Daley...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 4:54 PM
A day after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians in Chicago traded their earlier protests outside the Egyptian consulate for chants of joy.
Ayahel-Beshbeeshy draped herself in the Egyptian flag before coming downtown from the West Loop...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Heavy smoke from a track fire wafted into the ventilation system of a building near Union Station this morning in the West Loopbut there were no reports of injuries.
Emergency crews were called to a high-rise in the 300 block of South Riverside Plaza...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Amid all the fanfare and preparations for the NATO summit, the Chicago Department of Transportation quietly opened the Morgan stop in the West Loop on Friday.
Green and Pink Line riders can now use the station, under construction since the summer of...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Touting what would be downtown Chicago’s largest new real estate development since the 2008 financial crisis, representatives of the Kennedy family and three financial partners are providing the first glimpse of a proposed three-tower office and...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The Near West Side on Saturday recorded its seventh homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said.
The community area, which...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 11:59 PM
A man died in a vehicle left stranded on the Kennedy Expressway near the West Loop, authorities said this morning.
The vehicle containing four people stopped in the southbound lanes of the expressway near Chicago Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when...
| Nov 28, 2011
Driving around Chicago's West Loop, developer Steve Fifield rarely has a chance to keep two hands on the steering wheel as he points out all the residential and office projects he's been involved in during more than 30 years in Chicago development.
| Dec 8, 2011
The G-8 and NATO summits being held in May in Chicago are expected to draw thousands of protesters, and Christie Hefner had heard that some local CEOs were being told by their senior staff to "get out of town" that week to avoid them.
The warnings were...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Emergency crews are monitoring a construction barge that is taking on water and listing this afternoon in the Chicago River in the West Loop Gate neighborhood.
The vessel began taking on water about 1:30 p.m. in the river near Canal and Adams streets,...