Man In Critical Condition After Setting Himself On Fire DowntownAuthorities responded to the corner of Franklin and Van Buren at 9:15 p.m. and found a person on fire, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said.
Man Stabbed At Downtown HotelA 51-year-old man was intoxicated at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel at 71 E. Wacker Dr. when another man cut his arm with a broken bottle around 12:30 a.m., police said.
Chicago Police Officer Hurt In Downtown CrashA vehicle collided with the officer’s squad car at 10:25 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive near Monroe Street, police said, citing preliminary information.
Suit: Cabbie Talked On Cellphone While Taxi Dragged Woman DowntownAnne 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.
Private Helipad Opens On Near West SideA 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.
2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Wednesday ShootingsA west suburban man was killed in the most recent fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
Woman Wounded In Party Bus Shooting DowntownThe 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.
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.
Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move DowntownDespite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.
About 1,600 Affected By Downtown Power OutageThe 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.
Checking In With The Giant Hole That's Been Off Lake Shore Drive Since 2008For those who haven't followed the drama I'm talking about, a 76-foot-deep hole has existed off Lake Shore Drive since 2008.
Suburban Wildlife Center Preparing For Lots Of Injured Migrating BirdsAs 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.