| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Donna Halstead rubbed shoulders with some of the most powerful people in the state, worked for the first female Supreme Court chief justice in Illinois and joked around with homeless men who hung around her West Loop apartment.
Halstead, 76, was killed...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 8:42 AM
There will be plenty of celebrities in Chicago this weekend due to Lollapalooza, but likely none bigger than Lady Gaga.
The pop mega star with nearly 28 million Twitter followers had dinner at Girl and the Goat in the West Loop late Friday night. I...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Emergency crews are monitoring a construction barge that is taking on water and listing this afternoon in the Chicago River in the West Loop Gate neighborhood.
The vessel began taking on water about 1:30 p.m. in the river near Canal and Adams streets,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 11:59 PM
A man died in a vehicle left stranded on the Kennedy Expressway near the West Loop, authorities said this morning.
The vehicle containing four people stopped in the southbound lanes of the expressway near Chicago Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The Near West Side on Saturday recorded its seventh homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said.
The community area, which...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Touting what would be downtown Chicago’s largest new real estate development since the 2008 financial crisis, representatives of the Kennedy family and three financial partners are providing the first glimpse of a proposed three-tower office and...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Amid all the fanfare and preparations for the NATO summit, the Chicago Department of Transportation quietly opened the Morgan stop in the West Loop on Friday.
Green and Pink Line riders can now use the station, under construction since the summer of...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:36 PM
The city will kick in $29 million toward a downtown high rise project on a prime piece of riverfront property, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.
The long-discussed River Point office tower in the West Loop will rise 45 stories, overlooking the...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Heavy smoke from a track fire wafted into the ventilation system of a building near Union Station this morning in the West Loopbut there were no reports of injuries.
Emergency crews were called to a high-rise in the 300 block of South Riverside Plaza...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
So you’ve got a resolution. Now what? How many of us actually keep our resolutions past the first two weeks of January? Any hands out there? I’ve come up with some Lincoln Park spots that can help us all (yes, me too!) get on track for 2012....