| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Police Marine Unit officers rescued a kayaker this afternoon after his craft flooded and tipped over into the chilly waters of the Chicago River in the West Loop Gate neighborhood.
The mishap happened in the river between Washington and Randolph Streets...
| 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 16, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The city will kick in $29 million toward a downtown high rise project on a prime piece of riverfront property, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.
The long-discussed River Point office tower in the West Loop will rise 45 stories, overlooking the...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Police blocked a West Loop Street near the Ogilvie Transportation Center this evening when a resident began throwing objects from a high-rise balcony.
Police were called to the 100 block of North Canal Street about 5:15 p.m. following a report of a...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:18 AM
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| 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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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.