| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:42 AM
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...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:54 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A Northwest Side woman is accused of hurling her boyfriend's four newborn puppies into a pond and drowning them. Francis Blake, 45, of the 3500 block of North Narragansett Avenue, was...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 AM
A man was shot to death in the South Loop and another man was killed in Lawndale in attacks across Chicago that also wounded five other people, including a 16-year-old boy.
Andre Bunton, 37, was shot around 11:25 p.m. Thursday as he sat in a parked...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...