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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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  • Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links

    Oscar Micheaux: A legend's links
    Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once. Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
  • Attorney convicted in slaying of Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend, baby daughter

    Attorney convicted in slaying of Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend, baby daughter
    A Chicago attorney was found guilty Tuesday night of fatally shooting a former girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry and their infant daughter. Frederick Goings, 40, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by a Cook County jury...
  • Man in motorized scooter struck, seriously injured by charter bus in South Loop

    Man in motorized scooter struck, seriously injured by charter bus in South Loop
    A man in a motorized scooter was struck by a charter bus and seriously injured this afternoon in the South Loop, authorities said. The man was in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue when he was struck about 1:50 p.m., police said. The victim was taken...
  • A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters

    A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters
    Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels. Chicago is home to many historic hotels, but few may be as storied as the Blackstone. Twelve presidents — from Taft to Carter — have stayed at the Blackstone, some at times of...
  • It's showtime for 'Shameless' stars in Chicago

    It's showtime for 'Shameless' stars in Chicago
    “The Chicago Code” and “The Playboy Club” didn’t make it to a second season, but fellow Chicago-based TV series “Shameless” did. And it has been filming exterior scenes for Season 2 — which premieres on...
  • Here come the Kardashians, Jenny McCarthy hosting autism benefit at Rockit, The Fray dines at Nellcote

    Here come the Kardashians, Jenny McCarthy hosting autism benefit at Rockit, The Fray dines at Nellcote
    Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes. Will...
  • 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...
  • Sighting: Michael Jordan at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse

    Sighting: Michael Jordan at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse
    Michael Jordan attended the opening of his restaurant, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, in the InterContinental Chicago Hotel on August 23, and returned for lunch on Monday. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Danny DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman dined at...
  • First lady in Chicago for fundraisers, military families

    First lady in Chicago for fundraisers, military families
    First lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago on Tuesday for a pair of campaign fundraisers, squeezing in an appearance with Gov. Pat Quinn as he signed a measure that will make it easier for military spouses to get professional licenses when they move to...
  • City Tavern opens Thursday

    City Tavern, a casual neighborhood restaurant, will make its debut in the South Loop Thursday night. The Tavern (1416 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-1278) is part of Mainstay Hospitality (Park Grill, Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, Wabash Tap) and takes over...
  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    In the world of bartenders, more than any other niche of the service industry, competitions are a regular occurrence. There are competitions hosted in front of thousands to see who can best "Shake It Up!" at the annual Nightclub and Bar Show in Las...