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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

Using 29 automated dollies, crews will move the 762-ton Harriet F. Rees House from 2110 S. Prairie Av. to 2017 S. Prairie Av. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic Rees House Begins Two-Day Move In South Loop

A late 19th century home on Prairie Avenue has begun its two-day move to a new lot a block north, to make way for the new DePaul University basketball arena just north of McCormick Place.

11/11/2014

Crews moved the two-story coach house at the historic Harriet F. Rees House about a block north to make way for redevelopment plans at McCormick Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic South Loop House Moving To Make Way For McCormick Redevelopment

House movers made quick work of hauling a historic coach house down the street Wednesday morning in a neighborhood where Chicago’s movers and shakers lived 100 years ago.

10/01/2014

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Norridge Man Explains Why He Urinated Into Open Sunroof Of Car

A 36-year-old man who was charged with urinating into a woman’s car over the weekend was speaking out Wednesday

09/10/2014

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Man Arrested For Urinating Into Open Sunroof Of Car

A 36-year-old man was facing misdemeanor charges, after urinating into a woman’s car in the South Loop, and coming up with an unusual explanation.

09/09/2014

A 34-year-old Chicago woman was struck by a piece of fallen masonry and later died. (CBS)

Family Of Woman Killed By Falling Gargoyle Statue Files Lawsuit

A decorative stone piece fell from the Second Presbyterian Church on Sept. 4, hitting Sarah Bean, a 34-year-old mother of two,

09/08/2014

This screen grab of a surveillance video shows a man smash his way into a South Loop restaurant. (Bull Chicks)

WATCH: Thief Breaks Into South Loop Restaurant, Steals $2,000

It happened at around 4:30 a.m. Monday near Wabash and Harrison. Within seconds, owners say the criminal swiped $2,000. The owners think the same guy also broke in two weeks ago and stole $3,000.

09/01/2014

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South Loop Stores Evacuated After Gas Leak

Several stores in the South Loop are being evacuated after a gas leak was reported Monday morning.

08/18/2014

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court on Wednesday. An elderly woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Fire That Prompted Mayday From Firefighter

A Chicago firefighter briefly found himself in trouble Wednesday morning at a fire in a South Loop mid-rise apartment building.

08/13/2014

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Median Rents For Chicago Apartments By Neighborhoods

In another mark of the evolution of the South Loop and West Side, the neighborhoods currently have a higher median rent than Lincoln Park and are approaching the high-end rental prices of the Gold Coast and Streeterville.

06/13/2014

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Man Critically Wounded In South Loop Stabbing

A man was critically wounded when he was stabbed in the chest during a domestic dispute in the South Loop Sunday evening.

05/26/2014

Five people were seriously hurt in a crash at Congress and Wells Thursday night. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Five Seriously Hurt In South Loop Crash

The five-vehicle crash happened at 9:30 p.m. at Congress Parkway and Wells Street.

05/02/2014

A robber crashed his Jaguar into a building while fleeing from a Mariano's grocery store in the South Loop on Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Charged In Burglary Of South Loop Mariano’s

Kenard Jarrett, 20, was charged with three felony counts of burglary after he attempted to steal items from the business Wednesday about 12:20 a.m., according to a statement from Chicago Police.

05/01/2014

A robber crashed his Jaguar into a building while fleeing from a Mariano's grocery store in the South Loop on Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Robber Crashes Jaguar After Fleeing South Loop Mariano’s

The 20-year-old – posing as a nightshift crew worker – was inside the store and attempting to steal money from the cash registers, when an employee recognized him from a separate robbery at a different Mariano’s store and began chasing after him.

The suspect then ran out of the store and jumped into a Jaguar, only to crash it into a building across the store’s parking lot at 1601 S. Federal St.

04/30/2014

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Cop Accidentally Shoots Water Pipe In South Loop Police Station

Nobody was hurt when the officer discharged the gun, although a water pipe was hit, resulting in a leak that caused damage to an office.

02/18/2014

Surveillance video images of two men involved in knifepoint robberies on the Near North Side and South Loop on Jan. 26. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Knifepoint Robberies At Convenience Stores

In each case, two offenders used a knife to take cash from the register and cashier’s wallet, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives.

01/27/2014

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Man Charged With Causing South Loop Explosion

Daniel Tatman, 21, caused a small explosion using an “incendiary device” and marijuana in the bathroom of his apartment in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue about 11 p.m., police said.

11/07/2013

Emergency crews respond to a high-rise fire in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue early Wednesday. (Credit: NVP Video)

Two Hurt In High-Rise Fire In South Loop

The two, whose ages were not immediately known, were transported from the blaze to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

11/06/2013

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3 Girls Arrested For Pepper Spray Attacks In South Loop

Police said the first attack occurred about 10:30 p.m., when a group of three girls approached a 24-year-old woman on foot, and sprayed her as she stood outside in the 1100 block of South State Street.

09/26/2013

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Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal Has Chicago Connection

The anonymous woman behind the latest alleged sexting scandal involving New York mayoral candidate and former congressman Anthony Weiner has a Chicago connection.

07/23/2013

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