Near North

An SUV rests against a support beam after a crash on the Near North Side Friday afternoon. (Chicago Fire Department)

Vehicle Flips After Striking L Support Beam, 2 Seriously Hurt

A man and a woman were seriously hurt after the SUV they were in crashed, hit a CTA support beam and flipped over Friday afternoon on the Near North Side.


A water tower sprung a leak atop a Near North building. (Serafin & Associates, Inc.)

Water Tower Becomes Waterfall Atop River North Building

A River North building was evacuated Friday afternoon after a rooftop water tower began leaking, sending a cascade of water into the building.



Best Bars To Celebrate Your Birthday In Chicago

From bowling to karaoke, the Chicagoland area offers many venues for celebrating birthdays while having a drink with friends. The following places will help you plan a memorable event.


Police say this suspect, seen in a surveillance image, robbed two Near North businesses this month. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Warn Near North Businesses About Robber

The suspect walked into the businesses, claimed to have a gun and demanded money from the cash register before walking away with cash, Chicago police said.