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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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  • Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say

     Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say
    Chicago’s Little League team fell short of winning a world title Sunday, but many of the more than 1,000 fans at two city public watch parties still walked away smiling. “They might not have won the World Series but they’re still...
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
  • Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop

    Repairs underway after gas escaped in South Loop
    A gas line is being repaired this afternoon after after construction crews damaged it, causing gas to escape in the South Loop this morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. About 12:20 p.m. the incident was under control with no injuries, said...
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in theĀ  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...
  • Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3

    Brandon Baltzley attempts comeback at TMIP, open July 3
    Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
  • Ji Yoon in as Acadia pastry chef; Thomas Raquel NYC-bound

    Ji Yoon in as Acadia pastry chef; Thomas Raquel NYC-bound
    Two concurrent noteworthy items from the world of Chicago pastry chefs: First comes news that Thomas Raquel is departing South Loop’s Acadia for New York. He will be taking over as executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin, the renowned seafood-...
  • Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago

    Richard M. Daley elected mayor of Chicago
    As Richard M. Daley claimed victory on this date in a special mayoral election that put him on a path to follow his famous father, he declared an end to a tumultuous decade in Chicago political history. "We ran a campaign that will be remembered not for...
  • 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,...
  • Powell's Bookstores North

    Powell's Bookstores North
    The shop: Last year, when Powell's Chicago closed its South Loop store after two decades, it was an ominous sign. If a quality used-book institution such as Powell's, which opened in Hyde Park in the '70s, was suffering, what did that signal for other...
  • Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation

    Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams pocket fees despite Taste cancellation
    Hometown rocker Jeff Tweedy and alt-country chanteuse Lucinda Williams made out OK even though morning storms washed out their evening sets when the city opted to close Taste of Chicago the day they were scheduled to play. According to their contracts...
  • Welcome to the 28th annual Printers Row Lit Fest

    We're delighted to welcome everyone to the 28th edition ofthe Chicago Tribune'sPrinters Row Lit Fest, the largest annual gathering of book lovers between the coasts. Appropriately, the historic Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop is again the...