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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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Man Charged With Sexual Assault At Downtown Park

James D. Starkey allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old man in a park in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.

08/30/2013

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Man Arrested For Sexual Assault Downtown

The sexual assault occurred at 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.

08/29/2013

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Activists Want Puerto Rican Parade Downtown Again

Activists acknowledge it’s probably too late to restore this year’s Puerto Rican parade in downtown Chicago, but they’re fighting to get it back for next year.

04/04/2013

Shedd Aquarium

See What’s New At The Shedd

As one of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, the Shedd sees daily visitors from Chicago and all over the world. Whether you were there 5 years ago or 5 months ago, there’s always something new to see and explore.

03/20/2013

Tim Robbins takes in the sweet, sweet moisture droplets of freedom in 'Shawshank Redemption' (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Horrible Horoscopes: Aquarius

Aquarius! Crawl out the metaphorical slit your jailers call a window, down that imaginary rope made of your hopes, dreams and bed sheets, and live your life!

12/18/2012

Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

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.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

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Report: Wirtz Family To Renovate Historic Downtown Building; Retail Tenants Must Go

A plan to renovate a historic downtown building will benefit the prominent Chicago family that owns it, but it may not be such good news for those who pay the rent.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Striking Teachers, Supporters Rally Downtown

Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters have flooded downtown streets Monday afternoon, for a rally in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters on the first day of the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

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Police Issue Warning After Downtown Robberies

Chicago Police are warning people after a series of overnight downtown robberies over the past two weeks.

07/05/2012

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Robbers Striking In Broad Daylight In Loop, River North, Old Town

Police are searching for a robber who has been targeting victims downtown and on the Near North Side in broad daylight in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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5 Hurt In Crash On Lake Shore Drive

Five people were hospitalized early Monday after a crash that reportedly involved an ambulance on Lake Shore Drive downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

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Eight Teens Charged In Mob Attacks Over The Weekend

Eight people have been charged with mob action, after four people were hurt in at least three mob attacks in and near downtown over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

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Mayor Confident NATO Summit Will Boost Tourism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he is sympathetic with downtown businesses that might have suffered because of all the people who stayed away due to the NATO Summit, but he said the gathering of world leaders was still very good for Chicago.

05/23/2012

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