Michigan Avenue

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

3 Teens Among 4 Shot In Washington Park

About 4:45 p.m., the four were approached by gunmen in the vestibule of a building in the 5700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The gunmen opened fire and ran away.

12/16/2014

Flames went through the roof of the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant in the South Loop on Wednesday, as firefighters tried to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Extra-Alarm Blaze At Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

The Fire Department said the fire was “through the roof” at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, at 1401 S. Michigan Av. The building is literally a former Chicago firehouse, which was converted into a restaurant in 1999.

12/10/2014

A minivan crashed through a glass entrance to the Neiman Marcus store on the Magnificent Mile on Wednedsay, in an apparent crash-and-grab burglary. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two In Custody After Van Crashes Into Neiman Marcus On Mag Mile

Police said officers responded to a call of a theft in progress around 4 a.m. at 737 N. Michigan Av. When they arrived, officers saw a van had crashed through the storefront on the Superior Street side of Neiman Marcus, and several males were fleeing the scene.

12/10/2014

Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/28/2014

This may just be the best bathroom in the nation -- American Girl Place, Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Honor For American Girl Place: Possibly The Best Restroom In The U.S.

Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.

09/05/2014

Sarah Bean (Credit: Facebook)

Woman Killed By Falling Piece Of Gargoyle Statue Outside Church

Part of a gargoyle statue struck the woman in the head after falling from the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 19th and Michigan, just after noon.

09/04/2014

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

City Warns Of Street Closures For Lollapalooza

Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

08/01/2014

A UNIQLO store in King of Prussia, Pa. (Credit: UNIQLO)

Japanese Retailer UNIQLO To Open Michigan Avenue Store In Chicago

Five years after opening its successful store in New York City, Japanese retailer UNIQLO announced on Tuesday that it will be opening a flagship store on North Michigan Avenue.

07/29/2014

North Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Oct. 16 1925. (Credit: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Rewind Chicago: A View Of Michigan Avenue Then And Now

The year is 1925, the view is of North Michigan Avenue from around Erie to Walton Street.

07/25/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Fatally Shot In West Pullman

The man, who is in his 20s, was walking in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when a male approached on foot and fired multiple shots

07/24/2014

Harsh winter weather killed most of the bushes at Water Tower Park. City officials plan to replace them after finishing a capital improvement project underground. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Harsh Winter Killed Bushes At Water Tower Park

If you’ve been out along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile lately, you might have noticed that the bushes in the city’s most historic park are more brown than green.

07/18/2014

A street sign at the intersections of Chicago and Michigan avenues. (Credit: CBS)

Fourth Of July A Busy Night For Chicago Cops

With more than 100,000 people at Navy Pier alone and thousands more packing the lakefront to watch the Fourth of July fireworks, it was a busy night for Chicago Police.

07/05/2014

A two-vehicle crash left four people seriously injured early Wednesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Downtown Taxi Crash Leaves 4 Hurt

A Porsche SUV was northbound in the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when the driver failed to stop at a red light and struck a taxi, police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

05/21/2014

A PetSmart puppy booth drew a crowd on Michigan Avenue on Friday, providing a bit of cheer after some people woke up to snow flurries in the middle of May. (Credit: Terry Keshner/CBS)

Snow Got You Down? These Puppies Will Cheer You Up

A tent full of puppies drew a crowd at Pioneer Court, just off Michigan Avenue on Friday. It was part of Pet Smart’s “Inspired By Pets” Campaign, which brings dogs and cats from city to city, trying to brighten people’s days.

05/16/2014

James Pugh (Credit: Chicago Police)

Driver Charged In Roseland Crash That Injured 5

James Pugh, of the 1400 block of West 115th Street, has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing; and five various misdemeanor counts including DUI, driving on a suspended license, marijuana possession, and criminal damage to property.

04/24/2014

Chicago police investigate after five children were shot near 66th and Michigan on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Five Children Shot In South Side Drive-By

The kids were walking from a nearby park to a convenience store, when they were shot in the 6600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 7:30 p.m., police said.

04/20/2014

A hot air balloon from an Airheads marketing campaign got stuck on a lamppost in Millennium Park. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Hot Air Balloon Stuck At Millennium Park

The Airheads balloon has been floating around Chicago and passing out samples of candy downtown, as part of a marketing campaign.

04/04/2014

(Credit: theallertonhotel.com)

New Owner Could Revive Tip Top Tap At Allerton Hotel

A historic, but long-shuttered tavern atop a landmark Magnificent Mile hotel could be making a comeback.

03/10/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Businesses Team Up With Police To Clean Up Roseland

Police are teaming up with business leaders in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side, to try to make the area safer and more attractive for doing business.

03/03/2014

A taxi cab crashed into an SUV, which flipped over, at the intersection of Michigan and Monroe late Monday night. (Credit: NVP News Video)

One Hurt When Taxi Strikes SUV Downtown

A taxi driver was southbound on Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m. when his car collided with a 2004 Ford Escape going east on Monroe Street.

02/25/2014

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