| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Giordano's has opened a new restaurant in the South Loop, the deep dish pizza chain's first new location since emerging from bankruptcy in 2011.
The restaurant, located on the ground floor of a residential building being renovated at 1340 S. Michigan...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A sergeant accidentally fired his gun in the Central District police station in the South Loop, hitting a water pipe that leaked for two hours while police waited on city engineers.
The gun went off around 9:40 p.m. Monday in the Chicago Alternative...
| Feb 8, 2014
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...
| 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...
| May 12, 2013
| 8:23 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Chance the Rapper opens “Acid Rap,” his second, self-released mix tape, with a boast: “Even better than I was the last time, baby.” It’s hard to argue with him.
As a teen MC, Chancellor Bennett turned...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 11:56 AM
"Hellcab," playwright Will Kern's black comedy about a hellish winter day in the life of a cipherlike Chicago cabby, is not, let us stipulate upfront, the aesthetic equal of "American Buffalo," "A Raisin in the Sun" or "The Front Page." But when you're...
| 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...