| Dec 4, 2013
No matter what sort of year you've had, chances are you're going to bid 2013 farewell with plenty of food and booze. The guilt of overindulging might not set in until you're in the grips of your first hangover of the New Year, but you can make your...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:22 AM
OK, craft beer lovers of Chicago: It's time to put your money where your mouth is.
South Loop Brewing Company, a fledgling brewery that hopes to one day open a South Loop brewpub, has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to get its first batch...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:52 AM
When I say "rapper," what immediately comes to mind? A tired stereotype with gold teeth and a big car? Some sort of menacing thug caricature? Are you one of those misguided souls who calls R&B singers “rappers?”
Show You Suck (real name:...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:40 AM
If you were expecting the “Divergent” trailer to be a commercial for Chicago tourism, you’re probably going to be disappointed.
The two and a half minute video released today is light on recognizable Chicago landmarks, other than the...
| Oct 25, 2013
Although they were renters from Chicago's River North neighborhood, Bethany and Alden Van Solkema had not spent much time in the South Loop before they shopped for condos there. Now they are sold on the historic area's neighborly atmosphere.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:57 PM
The producers of Tru TV's “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” are hoping to turn pro wrestler and restaurant owner Lisa Marie Varon’s unusual career path into a reality TV show.
The series would revolve around Varon and her Lincoln Park...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A person is in custody in Wisconsin after a woman was found dead in the trunk of a car near the Greyhound station in the South Loop, officials said. Read more
• Three people were...
| 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 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 22, 2013
Chicago has a history of obliterating its history. Significant buildings fall to the wrecking ball for parking lots, and entire swaths of the cityscape are bulldozed by economic forces like deindustrialization and gentrification, and political movements...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Chicago Police searching the South Branch of the Chicago River near the South Loop this evening after a woman was spotted jumping into the water found a woman's body.
A Fire Department diver had to avoid dangerous debris while searching for the woman,...