| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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.
| Apr 29, 2012
| 3:45 PM
An elevated CTA train that had been chartered by railroad enthusiasts as a fund-raising effort for a railroad museum derailed today in the South Loop and resulted in 40 people having to walk to the nearest train station, officials said.
The train was...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
A Columbia College student was injured when an art display fell on her head late this afternoon in the South Loop, authorities said.
Emergency crews were called to the scene in the 600 block of South Wabash Avenue about 4:45 p.m. for a building collapse,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Fourteen jurors were picked Monday for the William Balfour trial. The judge has kept their identities secret until after their verdict. In all, 18 jurors – including six alternates -- will be selected. Here is what was learned about the seven men...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:23 PM
A Chicago man charged with robbing a South Loop bank on Tuesday was arrested minutes later after police followed a GPS tracking device hidden with the cash to the man's right sock, according to FBI officials.
Jerome D. Jackson, 50, of the 600 block of...
| May 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Service on parts of the CTA's Orange and Green lines was temporarily disrupted following a small fire on an "L" structure south of Roosevelt Road, authorities said.
Railroad ties on the elevated structure near 1529 S. State St. ignited about 3:30 p.m,...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:53 PM
President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while.
About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 4:20 AM
President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed at his South Side home in Kenwood Saturday morning, something he said he was looking forward to.
The president arrived in Chicago Friday night to raise money for his re-election campaign.
| Jun 1, 2012
It's time for Printers Row Lit Fest: When the booksellers pack their wares for display in the South Loop, authors block off their schedules to talk with their readers, and we at the Chicago Tribune and everyone else who loves the printed word heads for...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
After raising millions at three fundraisers Friday night, President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed this morning and walked in his Kenwood neighborhood before going back to Washington.
A little before noon Obama walked about four blocks to the home...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...