A man charged with robbing a bank in the Loop on Tuesday is believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, suspected by the FBI of at least five other bank jobs.
In each case, two offenders used a knife to take cash from the register and cashier’s wallet, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives.
A Chicago doorman is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a woman who had been sexually assaulted.
An 11-month-old girl was in “stable” condition at a hospital after she was thrown from an SUV during a crash in the downtown area early Tuesday morning, police said.
Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.
A construction crew hit a gas line in River North Thursday morning, prompting police to shut down nearby streets.
Sources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.
The owner of a Chicago violin shop is suing the unidentified writer of what he says are defamatory Internet postings.
A Playboy Club could be back on the Chicago scene next year, for the first time in more than 20 years.
The situation is back to normal a day later, but right across from the Dirksen Federal Building downtown Wednesday, a building was evacuated for more than four hours due to a suspicious package.
Loud bangs were heard in a the tunnel that connects the Blue Line to the Red Line at Jackson Boulevard this morning but police say it was not gunfire.
Police blocked part of a busy downtown sidewalk this afternoon, after glass fell from a building.