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Suit: Cabbie Talked On Cellphone While Taxi Dragged Woman Downtown

Anne Brandt filed the negligence lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging she was dragged for “some distance” after the taxi dropped her off about 8 a.m. April 23 near Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.

05/22/2015

Vertiport Chicago is the city's first commercial helicopter facility since Meigs Field closed in 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Private Helipad Opens On Near West Side

A group of private investors has opened a commercial helicopter facility near the Illinois Medical District, offering air service to the edge of downtown for the first time in more than 12 years.

04/30/2015

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2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings

A west suburban man was killed in the most recent fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

04/30/2015

A woman was shot in the leg in an accidental shooting on a party bus downtown. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Wounded In Party Bus Shooting Downtown

The female, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the leg about 2:35 a.m. while inside the bus on Michigan Avenue near Monroe Street, police said.

04/29/2015

Police block off a portion of State Street where stone fell from a building late Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Downtown CTA Buses Rerouted After Debris Falls From Loop Building

Part of State Street remains closed to traffic in the Loop Monday after bricks fell from a building Sunday night, causing headaches for some bus riders’ morning commute.

04/27/2015

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move Downtown

Despite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.

04/22/2015

Several buildings were affected by a downtown power outage Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video productions)

About 1,600 Affected By Downtown Power Outage

The outage occurred at 10:05 p.m. and affected the area between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and between Wacker Drive and Monroe Street, ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey said. Approximately 1,600 customers were affected, although power was fully restored by 2:50 a.m. Thursday.

04/16/2015

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Checking In With The Giant Hole That’s Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008

For those who haven’t followed the drama I’m talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.

04/15/2015

Migrating Birds Mark Advent Of Spring

Suburban Wildlife Center Preparing For Lots Of Injured Migrating Birds

As birds begin migrating back north this spring, many will end up injured or killed as they fly through downtown Chicago, and volunteers at a suburban wildlife center will try to nurse the survivors back to health.

03/19/2015

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Man Bites Paramedic Downtown

Paramedics and Chicago Fire Department personnel responded to a call of a person down about 1:25 a.m. in the 200 block of West Jackson, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. When they attempted to put the man onto the stretcher, he struggled and bit the female paramedic in the calf.

11/06/2014

Authorities released this surveillance photo of a man suspected of robbing two businesses in the Loop and the West Loop over the past week.  (Chicago Police)

Police Unveil Surveillance Picture Of Downtown Robber

In each case, the armed man took money, inventory or an employee’s personal property, Area Central detectives said in a business alert.

10/23/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Tunney Asks Residents If Pride Parade Should Move Downtown

After saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.

08/19/2014

CTA train. (CBS)

Passenger Injured When Fight Spills Onto Blue Line Train

CTA officials tell CBS 2 the victim was injured around 2:30 p.m. when an altercation erupted at the Washington Blue Line stop beneath Dearborn Street. The fight then spilled onto a Blue Line train, which never left the station.

08/07/2014

A Boystown bar manager said police officers essentially left the neighborhood to fend for itself after the annual Pride Parade, when an entirely different crowd of people was causing trouble on the streets. (Credit: Brenden Chrisman)

Bar Manager: Cops Acted ‘More Like Crossing Guards’ After Pride Parade

As Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.

07/01/2014

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Downtown Taxi Crash Leaves 4 Hurt

A Porsche SUV was northbound in the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when the driver failed to stop at a red light and struck a taxi, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

05/21/2014

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Loop Alley Parties To Offer New Perspective Of Downtown

The Chicago Loop Alliance has planned a series of five “placemaking” events to get workers to stick around for parties in the alleys after business hours, and get people to think of the alleys in the Loop in a different way.

05/01/2014

Butch Kazich (left) and Derek Lamb (right) helped rescue a woman from the Chicago River after she jumped in the water Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Good Samaritans Help Save Woman From Chicago River

Three people helped pull a woman to safety Thursday, after she jumped into the Chicago River downtown.

03/13/2014

A taxi cab crashed into an SUV, which flipped over, at the intersection of Michigan and Monroe late Monday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

One Hurt When Taxi Strikes SUV Downtown

A taxi driver was southbound on Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m. when his car collided with a 2004 Ford Escape going east on Monroe Street.

02/25/2014

A tractor-trailer truck became lodged under the CTA tracks at Randolph and Wabash on Thursday. (Credit: Steph Dreyer/Twitter)

Truck Gets Lodged Under L Tracks In Loop; Driver Blames Cabbies

What to do when you get your tractor-trailer stuck beneath the L tracks downtown, blocking a major street and drawing dozens of amused and bemused spectators? Blame a cabbie, of course.

11/22/2013

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Pickpockets Targeting Holiday Shoppers

With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.

11/20/2013

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