| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Police today offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to conviction of the person responsible for vandalizing the Chicago Police Memorial in the city’s South Loop neighborhood.
Graffiti was discovered about 6 p.m. Thursday on the...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:22 PM
In an effort to forestall foreclosure on its downtown headquarters, the Lubavitch Chabad of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, buying additional time for a donor to bail the Orthodox Jewish organization out of...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Columbia College Chicago Trustees on Friday affirmed their support for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Center for Black Music Research, while announcing the college will move forward with a controversial realignment plan unveiled earlier this month....
| Nov 13, 2011
| 5:15 PM
“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...
| Nov 26, 2011
On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:19 PM
Shots were fired by police at a suspect in the South Loop this evening, but no one was injured, a spokesman said.
Police fired shots near 1400 S. Wabash Avenue about 9:40 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
No one was injured...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:52 AM
A man who once knocked out a woman’s teeth in the South Loop when she refused to give him a cigarette was arrested again this week when he threatened to kill a man while panhandling in the Uptown neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Service on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line trains has been switched back to its familiar subway tunnels late Tuesday after a damaged third rail in the South Loop led to a re-route on elevated tracks.
The morning rush is not expected to be...
| Feb 5, 2012
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...