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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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  • Chicago Spire gets investor

    Seven years ago, the planned Chicago Spire was touted nationally as an architectural game changer in the city's skyline. In more recent years, the large hole in the ground that was to be the beginning of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere...
  • South Loop's neighborly atmosphere attracts couple

    South Loop's neighborly atmosphere attracts couple
    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. "Here,...
  • Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty

    Review: 'High Rise Stories' edited by Audrey Petty
    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...
  • 'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago

    'Divergent' stars to attend film's red carpet premiere in Chicago
    Get ready to welcome the stars of “Divergent” back to Chicago. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort are scheduled to attend the Chicago red carpet premiere of “Divergent” March 4 at Showplace Icon movie theater in the...
  • 'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'

    'Divergent' stars talk Rahm Emanuel, Blackhawks and riding the 'L'
    Shailene Woodley is known for her “alternative” lifestyle, which she said is based on indigenous cultures. The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in the post-apocalyptic film “Divergent,” which...
  • 'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit

    'Divergent' stars weigh in on Chicago visit
    Shailene Woodley is known for her "alternative" lifestyle: The aspiring herbalist — who plays the rebellious protagonist, Tris, in "Divergent" — has said during interviews that she makes her own medicine and cheese and collects mountain spring...
  • 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' producers film pilot about Lincoln Park restaurant

    'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' producers film pilot about Lincoln Park restaurant
    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...
  • 'Divergent' trailer features post-apocalyptic Chicago

    'Divergent' trailer features post-apocalyptic Chicago
    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...
  • Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent

    Chicago police: Crime down 16 percent, homicides down 18 percent
    Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning. The decline in homicides was a more modest 5 percent when compared with 2011. The...
  • Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs

    Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is. The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field. "The opportunity to create...
  • Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project

    Chicago Spire developer gets funding, wants to resume project
    The Irish developer behind the Chicago Spire said it has found an investor to pay its creditors, allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy and possibly restart work on the long-stalled residential project. In papers filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court Thursday,...