| Oct 8, 2013
Last spring Mayor Rahm Emanuel shared his hope that someday the children living in all of the neighborhoods of the city, especially the most impoverished and troubled and dangerous, would look toward the skyscrapers of the Loop and realize that they are...
| Oct 6, 2013
Shortly after news of Pearl Harbor reached Chicago, Army Pvt. John Landers walked into the Warren Avenue police station and told the cops he'd gone AWOL from a base in Texas 13 days earlier. The 20-year-old had intended to the see the sights of the big...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:27 AM
This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night.
But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding a man who robbed a Loop bank on Wednesday.
The man robbed the Citibank branch at 11 S. LaSalle Street about 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to police and the FBI.
The man loitered in the bank...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:11 AM
A suspicious package on a Metra Electric platform in the South Loop that halted at least seven trains turned out to be a cooler, authorities said.
Police and firefighters responded to the platform near Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street shortly before...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Riders on the Blue and Red lines won't have to brace for an Internet blackout every time they're taken underground on trips to the Loop under a Chicago Transit Authority plan, announced Thursday, to expand wireless service.
The CTA is seeking...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Sandy Shinner, the former associate artistic director of the Victory Gardens Theater, has a new job. She is to become producing artistic director of the Shattered Globe Theatre, a venerable Off-Loop theater company that once occupied its own famously...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
A standoff involving a man with a rifle and a large knife that started late this morning at a South Loop rail yard ended peacefully a little after 1 p.m.
Police were called to the scene of the standoff south of Roosevelt Road at Lumber Street, west of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Police are investigating after a man was found dead this morning near the Riverwalk in Chicago's Loop neighborhood.
The man, who is believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was found unresponsive about 6:50 a.m. in the 200 block of the lower level of West...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:45 PM
From around a table in the Loop offices of Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, the reviews were mixed.
How true to women's prison life is the new Netflix series, "Orange Is the New Black?"
Daily prison life looks pretty realistic,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A man asked to leave one Loop bank this morning, is believed be the same man who robbed another bank a block away 15 minutes later, authorities said.
The man went to the PNC Bank branch at 55 W. Monroe Street, but did not rob it, then went to BMO Harris...