| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Three quick tips about haunted houses to start off this guide to Halloween 2012:
Tip No. 1: Haunted houses, the ticket-selling kind, versus the rumor-shrouded Victorian Gothic kind at the end of your street, are mostly slasher flicks come to life. You...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:50 PM
18-year-old Adel Daoud will remain in custody while he awaits trial. A federal judge decided Thursday the teen poses too much of a threat to public safety.
Daoud is accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a West Loop bar last...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Zach Gilford looked more like a college student meeting for a study session than a TV actor meeting for an interview over brunch Thursday at West Town Bakery & Diner. The Evanston native and Northwestern alum, best known for his role as Matt Saracen on...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday requested a federal investigation of Megabus, its history and business and operating practices in the wake of two fatal accidents in Illinois involving the low-cost motorcoach company over the past week.
Quinn acted after the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:45 PM
An attorney for George Ryan says the former Illinois governor has qualified for work release five months before his July 2013 parole.
According to Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Ryan's new home will be a halfway house in Chicago's West Loop...
| 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...