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Police are on the scene of a double fatality in the Loop, on Van Buren Street. (Samira Kanacevic)

Cops Responded To Bitter Breakup A Month Before Loop Murder-Suicide

Officers were called to the home of a Tinley Park man and his fiancée about a month before he fatally shot her and took his own life in a Loop business last week, according to the suburban police department’s reports.

08/21/2015

Police are on the scene of a double fatality in the Loop, on Van Buren Street. (Samira Kanacevic)

Man Kills Ex-Girlfriend, Then Self In Loop Loan Store

Interest in the shooting was high following initial reports it may have been a robbery. The shooting occurred near Chicago’s financial district.

08/14/2015

Paramedics tend to a man slashed in the arm near City Hall early Tuesday in the Loop. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Slashed In Fight Near City Hall

About 1:45 a.m., two homeless people got into a fight near the intersection of Clark and Randolph streets, police said.

08/04/2015

A forklift hauls a section of the façade from the Madison/Wabash 'L' station into ReBuilding Exchange. (Credit: CBS)

Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A Museum

The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.

07/16/2015

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Best Historically Significant Bars In Chicago

If you’re looking for some history with your pint of beer, then give these historically significant bars in Chicago a look.

07/09/2015

State Street bridge crossing the Chicago River (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Street, That Great (Eats) Street: A Dining Guide

If you happen to find yourself starving in the Loop this summer and it’s not Taste of Chicago, there are many great spots to escape the summer heat and chow down after a busy day of shopping or before heading over to Millennium Park for Downtown Sound.

06/03/2015

The XRT/Bud Light BIG Holiday Concert (Photo: WXRT)

Strollin’ Around State Street: Guide To Music In The Loop

It’s almost summertime in the city again and of course with that comes many more things to get out and do. If there’s one street in the Loop that you can step on and feel instantly more cultured; it’s State Street. Here’s a quick little guide of all things music related to do around State Street this summer!

06/03/2015

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Man Robs Bank In Loop

A man walked into the Chase Bank branch at 300 S. Michigan and demanded an unspecified amount of cash, according to the FBI, which described it as a “non-takeover robbery.”

05/29/2015

Police block off a portion of State Street where stone fell from a building late Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

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.

04/27/2015

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Best Record Stores In Chicago

It’s time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.

04/13/2015

(Photo Credit: Powells Bookstores, Chicago's Facebook)

Best Used Bookstores In Chicago

If you’re looking for a rare edition or just want to save a bit of money, then consider checking out these used bookstores in Chicago.

04/06/2015

Starbucks employees in downtown Chicago show one of the store's "Race Together" stickers. (CBS)

Not All Starbucks Stores Serving Up Racial Discussion With Coffee

Not every Starbucks is into it. The manager of one downtown Starbucks says his location has opted out of the “Race Together” campaign encouraged by the company’s boss.

03/19/2015

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)

CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express Trains

The CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash ‘L’ stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old ‘L’ stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.

03/16/2015

Artist's rendering looking west on Washington Street, after the Loop Link bus rapid transit project is complete. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

City Begins Work On Bus Rapid Transit Lanes In The Loop

City officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.

03/16/2015

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Lotto Ticket Worth $16 Million Sold At Loop Store

he Illinois Lottery says the winning ticket for Thursday night’s Lotto drawing was sold in the lobby shop at 111 West Monroe.

01/23/2015

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

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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

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