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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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  • 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...
  • Radiohead junkies swarm Reckless for free paper

     
    Devout fans of Thom Yorke and company get their hands on the Universal Soul, a free piece of band promo material....
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • Where to get your locally grown Christmas tree

     
    It's not hard to find Christmas tree lots in the city, from Home Depot to small, independent lots on street corners. If you want to support Midwestern farmers this season, here are some spots to check out this year to pick out your own locally farmed...
  • Cop charged with swindling more than $50K from father's estate

    A veteran Chicago police officer is charged with swindling his elderly father’s estate out of more than $50,000 to cover gambling debts and other personal expenses, prosecutors said today. Joseph Simpson Jr., 37, was also accused of trying to...
  • Man on crutches charged in shooting

    Man on crutches charged in shooting
    A Chicago man who prosecutors allege hobbled towards his neighbors on a pair of crutches before pulling out a handgun, aiming at them and opening fire is being held in Cook County Jail after a judge set his bail at $400,000 today. Johnathon D. Jones, 31,...
  • Small fire in South Loop building put out

    Small fire in South Loop building put out
    Firefighters quickly extinguished a small blaze at a South Loop building this afternoon, fire officials said. Five ambulances were sent to the scene of the fire, 1935 S. Wabash Ave., at 1:07 p.m., as part of a routine response for a high-rise building...
  • Heat's on in record-setting Shamrock Shuffle

    Heat's on in record-setting Shamrock Shuffle
    Thousands of flushed-faced runners — some glistening, others dripping with sweat — took to the downtown streets on the warmest day the Chicago area has seen this year. The spring-like temperatures and beaming sun on Sunday drew out a...
  • Meeting on new city schools' plans turns boisterous

    Hoping to learn more about new charter school proposals in Chicago, several hundred parents, teachers and activists crowded into a South Side community center this morning for a contentious, sometimes theatrical, meeting about education in the city. The...
  • Suburban cop peacefully ends standoff in South Loop

    An off-duty suburban police officer peacefully ended his standoff with Chicago officers this afternoon after refusing to get out of his vehicle in the city's South Loop, authorities said. The officer from southwest suburban Plainfield was distraught...
  • Chicago prepares to host Chinese leader

    Chicago prepares to host Chinese leader
    As Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived to Washington today, Chicago is preparing to play host to the visiting head of state during the last leg of his American trip on Thursday and Friday. Several hundred Chinese Americans will gather outside the...