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ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie (Credit: Twitter)

Loop Shooting Victim’s Condition Improving

The condition of a Loop CEO who was shot by a disgruntled colleague two weeks ago has been upgraded as he continues making progress at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

08/13/2014

Assyrian Americans supporting U.S. military support in Iraq demonstrate in downtown Chicago. (CBS)

Assyrian Rally In Chicago Supports U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

Iraqi Christians demonstrating in Daley Plaza were thankful for the action.

08/08/2014

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie (Credit: Twitter)

Loop Shooting Victim Still Critical, But Making ‘Small Improvements’

Four days after he was shot in the head by a disgruntled colleague, a Loop executive remained in critical condition on Monday, but a family spokesperson said he was showing some improvement.

08/04/2014

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Diamond Theft At Loop Jeweler

A manager declined to comment, but police said a man was in the store Sunday and took off with merchandise without paying. An initial report said a piece of diamond jewelry worth several thousand dollars was stolen.

08/04/2014

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie (Credit: Twitter)

Loop Workplace Shooting Victim Still Critical, But ‘Stable’

A Loop executive remained in critical condition Friday morning, after an apparently disgruntled colleague shot him in the head Thursday over a recent demotion.

08/01/2014

Anthony DeFrances (LinkedIn)

Friend Of Loop Workplace Shooter: ‘He Must Have Snapped’

Tony DeFrances, the far northwest suburban executive identified as the workplace shooter Thursday in downtown Chicago, did not have a firearm owners identification card, CBS 2 has learned.

07/31/2014

Visitors pass through security at the Dirksen Federal Building March 11, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were recently murdered, presides over trials in the building. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

When Workplace Violence Erupts, ‘You Run, You Hide Or You Fight': Expert

Without metal detectors at the entrance of buildings open to the public, there’s no way to keep a gun out, security experts say.

07/31/2014

Chicago police respond to a shooting at 231 S. LaSalle St. on Thursday (Supplied to CBS)

For Financial District Workers, Shooting Sparks Chaos, Tension — And Questions

As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/31/2014

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie was critically wounded when a recently demoted executive shot him in the head  at their Loop offices. The gunman then killed himself. (Credit: CBS)

Loop CEO Critically Wounded In Workplace Shooting; Demoted Executive Kills Self

The CEO of a small technology firm in the Loop was critically wounded Thursday morning, when a disgruntled executive shot him in the head and stomach at the company’s office in the heart of the financial district. The gunman then took his own life.

07/31/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Questions Remain After Debris Fell From ‘L’ Tracks

CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

Police believe this man robbed two banks in the Loop in about 10 minutes Wednesday morning, first a Chase Bank branch at 10 S. Dearborn St. and then a Citibank branch at 11 S. LaSalle St. (Photos from FBI)

Man Robs Two Loop Banks In 10 Minutes

The man walked into a Chase Bank branch at 10 S. Dearborn St. at 8:42 a.m., implied he had a weapon and presented the teller with a note demanding cash. Ten minutes later, a man matching the robber’s description held up the Citibank branch at 11 S. LaSalle St.

06/11/2014

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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

A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Broadway Sunday morning may have robbed another branch in Uptown on Friday. (Photo from the FBI)

Man Charged In Loop Bank Robbery Believed To Be “Benchwarmer Bandit”

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.

04/16/2014

A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Broadway Sunday morning may have robbed another branch in Uptown on Friday. (Photo from the FBI)

“Benchwarmer Bandit” Holds Up Loop Bank

The robber, wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a red backpack, presented a demand note and implied he had a weapon, though none was shown, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. No one was injured.

04/08/2014

Artistic rendering of a new $75 million CTA station at Washington Street and Wabash Avenue, which would replace two existing stops on Wabash at Randolph and Madison streets. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

City To Take Public Comments On New Loop ‘L’ Stop Plan

City officials have scheduled a public meeting for Thursday to hear input on a $75 million plan to merge two downtown ‘L’ stops into one larger station along Wabash Avenue – which would eliminate the last original CTA stop on the east leg of the Loop.

03/19/2014

A man was found dead in a Loop parking garage Thursday night with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Credit: NVP News video)

Man Found Dead In Loop Parking Garage

The man, whose age was not immediately known, was found dead inside a car parked in the garage about 10:30 p.m. in the 0-100 block of East Randolph Street.

02/28/2014

Falling Ice

Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling Ice

Efforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.

02/13/2014

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

Day Tripper Parking Ban Experiment Turns Sour

The City’s attempt to protect free parking for residents and business just west of the Loop has a lot of people upset.

12/26/2013

A Chicago Fire Department diver enters the icy Chicago River early Tuesday, after a woman fell in the water. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Dies After Being Pulled From Icy Chicago River

Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.

12/17/2013

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