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.
Without metal detectors at the entrance of buildings open to the public, there’s no way to keep a gun out, security experts say.
As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
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.
CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.
CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City’s attempt to protect free parking for residents and business just west of the Loop has a lot of people upset.
Police sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.
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.
Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Loop bank on Wednesday afternoon.
In each case, the suspects try to shoplift items, then use force or threaten store employees who confront them.
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.
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.