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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

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

This man is suspected of robbing a Loop Citi bank branch. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Citi Bank Branch In Loop

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Loop bank on Wednesday afternoon.

10/03/2013

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Police: Group Robbed 3 Loop Stores Since June

In each case, the suspects try to shoplift items, then use force or threaten store employees who confront them.

07/24/2013

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Second Loop Bank In Three Days

On Wednesday, a bald-headed man robbed a West Loop bank branch. By Friday, he may have caught Stanley Cup playoff fever, or he was trying to go unnoticed when he robbed a bank second bank, not far from the first, because this time he did so while wearing a Chicago Blackhawks cap.

06/01/2013

Pedestrians walk diagonally across the intersection of State Street and Jackson Boulevard, where a so-called "pedestrian scramble" or "Barnes Dance" allows them to legally cross diagonally. The concept also allows cars to turn without having to wait for pedestrians to cross when cars have a green light. (Credit: CBS)

Loop Intersection Gets ‘Barnes Dance’ In Effort To Reduce Congestion

A busy Loop intersection became home to a new experiment to allow pedestrians to legally cross the street diagonally, while cars will no longer have to worry about pedestrians in the crosswalk while trying to make a turn.

CBS 2–05/31/2013

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Loop Bank

The robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.

05/30/2013

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Ceremony Pays Tribute To Those Who Died Indigent In Cook County

A noontime ceremony in the Loop paid tribute to almost 400 men and women who died indigent during the past year – and were buried at county expense.

05/29/2013

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

One Injured In Truck Rollover In Loop

One person was injured Saturday when a small truck rolled over after striking a CTA bus in the Loop.

03/31/2013

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Police: Man Killed In Loop Crash

The man was driving in the 0-100 block of West Van Buren Street about 3:35 a.m. when he struck a support beam.

03/26/2013

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