River North

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Burlesque Making A Comeback In Chicago

You could find it in cabarets and clubs in the late 1800’s until the 1950’s, part comedy, part performance art, part striptease. In the last few years, Burlesque has made a comeback.

11/29/2013

A security guard is transported to an ambulance after being struck by a car. (Credit: Sun-Times Media Wire)

Hit-And-Run Injures Security Guard At River North Night Club

Chicago Police are looking for the car involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a nightclub security guard in the River North area overnight.

09/02/2013

River North Rape

Woman Raped Inside River North Shop

The 42-year-old woman was closing one of the businesses in the 0-100 block of East Illinois Street around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, when a man held her at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her.

08/07/2013

Fox & Obel in Streeterville (CBS)

Fox & Obel Opens After Passing Inspection

Three days after it was closed for multiple city health violations, the upscale market Fox & Obel opened its doors to customers on Thursday.

07/18/2013

Fox & Obel in Streeterville (CBS)

Fox & Obel Failed Several Inspections Over Years

Health inspection reports show an upscale River North grocery, currently shut down for violations, has repeatedly failed inspections over the past few years.

07/16/2013

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Police Warn Of Muggings In River North

Police have issued an alert after a couple of late-night incidents in the River North area in which young men have punched people walking down the street, then robbed of money and cell phones.

07/11/2013

Chicago Sun-Times reporters join former Sun-Times photographers on the picket line outside the newspaper's River North offices, after the entire photography staff was laid off. (Credit: CBS)

Fired Sun-Times Photographers Protest Outside Newspaper

Sun-Times photojournalists who were fired last week staged a protest rally – along with some of their family members, former colleagues and other supporters – outside the newspaper’s offices in the River North neighborhood on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

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Two Charged With River North Burglaries

Two people have been charged with burglary in connection with a spate of robberies this month in the River North neighborhood.

05/25/2013

Police say Gregory Busby, 48, tried to rob three women in River North. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Nab Armed Suspect Moments After Robbery Attempt

A man who tried to rob three women with a knife in the River North area Thursday night was apprehended by police who spotted him downtown soon after the crimes.

05/17/2013

A baby was ejected from this SUV when the semi-trailer truck in the background ran a red light and hit the SUV at the intersection of Dearborn and Ohio streets on May 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Baby Girl Ejected From SUV In River North Collision

An 11-month-old girl was in “stable” condition at a hospital after she was thrown from an SUV during a crash in the downtown area early Tuesday morning, police said.

05/14/2013

The new K2 apartment tower. (CBS)

High-End Apartment Rentals Booming Near Downtown

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.

03/14/2013

Caleb Russell allegedly threatened to blow up a CTA bus in the River North neighborhood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

A man was arrested in the River North neighborhood this week, after threatening to blow up a CTA bus during the evening rush hour.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

Pit Bull (Credit: CBS)

Four Kids Donate Their Presents To Dogs

The kids came up with this idea on their own, according to their aunt Carolina Ruiz.

12/25/2012

Melvin Washington, who was once homeless, now has an apartment in the River North neighborhood, thanks to assistance from the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

Once Homeless, Thousands Living In Permanent Homes Thanks To Chicago Alliance

It’s a staggering number to consider: 6,500 people in Chicago are homeless, despite an advocacy group’s 10-year effort to end homelessness by the end of this year. But thousands of others have received help to get off the streets.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

$500K Bond For Alleged Purse Snatcher Chased Down By Witnesses

Bond was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with felony robbery after he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse in the River North neighborhood Friday morning — but not before he knocked her to the ground and kicking her. He was taken into custody by police after two witnesses chased him down.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

River North Purse-Snatcher Chased Down, Detained By Witnesses

Thanks to three good Samaritans, a purse snatcher was caught after allegedly beating a woman up and robbing her Friday morning.

11/23/2012

Alejandro Escobar (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Outside River North Nightclub

A west suburban Melrose Park man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly running down two men on purpose Sunday after a fight erupted in a River North nightclub.

10/13/2012

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2 Struck By Car After Fight In River North

Two men were run over by a car in a River North street early Sunday after a fight spilled out of a nightclub.

10/07/2012

Gas Main Break

Gas Main Rupture Ties Up Traffic In River North

A construction crew hit a gas line in River North Thursday morning, prompting police to shut down nearby streets.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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Armed Robber On Bicycle Shoots Man In River North

The victim was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg.

09/01/2012

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