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Hundreds of protesters march and encounter police Thursday evening. (CBS)

Chicago Protesters Block Traffic, Stage ‘Die-Ins’ Following NY Grand Jury Decision

Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Chicago Thursday, in the wake of the New York grand-jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black arrestee over the summer.

12/04/2014

A McDonald's employee who walked off the job Thursday speaks to reporters at a rally where hundreds of minimum wage workers called on state lawmakers to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-Hour

Fast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

12/04/2014

Police investigate after a burglary at a high-end fashion store in the loop early Thursday. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions)

Burglars Use Hammers To Break Into Loop Store

Burglars used a hammer to smash through the front door of a high-end men’s fashion retailer in the Loop early Thursday, the second time the store has been robbed in two months.

12/04/2014

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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

Tydeon Woodland (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Downtown Convenience Store Robberies

Tydeon Woodland, 21, was charged with two counts of armed robbery. Police, who announced the charges late Wednesday, allege that Woodland robbed a convenience store in the 500 block of West Lake on Oct. 17 and another in the 100 block of South Clark on Oct. 23.

10/30/2014

Firefighters responded to a fire at 122 W. Monroe St. early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

No Injuries After Fire In Vacant Loop High-Rise

Firefighters responded to the fire on the 15th floor of the high-rise early Tuesday, according to Fire Media Affairs. The blaze at 122 W. Monroe St. was under control as of 3 a.m.

10/28/2014

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

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie (Credit: Twitter)

Loop CEO Dies From Injuries In July 31 Shooting

The downtown Chicago executive who was critically wounded in a workplace shooting over the summer has died, his wife said in an online message.

10/13/2014

Loop Street Overhaul

What’s The Deal With Chicago’s Ripped-Up Streets?

It’s all part of a strategy to accommodate the work force of tomorrow, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

09/05/2014

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

(Credit: Thinkstock)

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

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