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Dearborn Park residents are frightened after a neighbor was sexually assaulted Wednesday night. (CBS)

South Loop Neighborhood On Edge After Brutal Attack

Residents of the Dearborn Park neighborhood were on alert Thursday, a day after a man sexually assaulted a resident outside her home. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

01/10/2013

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Woman Sexually Assaulted, Husband Robbed In South Loop

Residents in the South Loop are being urged to be vigiliant- after an armed man sexually assaulted a woman.

01/10/2013

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Off-Duty Chicago Cop Found Dead In Apartment Building Lobby

A Chicago policeman who’d been with the department for 30 years was found dead in the lobby of his South Loop apartment building Sunday night.

12/24/2012

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Robbery Suspect Arrested With Machine Gun

A robbery suspect armed with a machine gun was arrested on the South Loop early Friday morning.

12/14/2012

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Best Local Art Even You Can Afford

There’s nothing quite like displaying a unique work of art, especially one by a local artist that was less than $100. Follow these tips to find creative works while supporting local artists.

11/12/2012

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

Former Mayor Daley Sells South Loop Home

Former Mayor Daley has sold his South Loop home, but it is staying in the family.

10/16/2012

The old William Jones College Preparatory High School is being replaced by a new building, and officials plan to tear down the old one when the new school is finished, but local residents want the old building to stay as a neighborhood high school. Jones is currently a selective enrollment school open to students citywide. (Credit: CBS)

South Loop Residents Want Old Jones High School To Stay As Neighborhood School

There’s a brand new, elite public high school going up in the South Loop, but there’s controversy, too. Not over the new building, but over what to do with the old one.

CBS 2–08/23/2012

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Former College Basketball Star Robbed, Pistol-Whipped In South Loop Condo

A high school and college basketball star was pistol-whipped and robbed in the middle of the day Monday his South Loop condo.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

A gull, apparently overheated from the heat wave in Chicago, takes a drink from a cup of water Karen Baggot and her daughters put out for it, after they happened upon the bird at 17th and State streets while on the way to the park. (Credit: Karen Baggot)

Heat Wave Has Everyone Struggling To Keep Cool — Even The Birds

A gull, apparently overheated from the sweltering conditions, found some relief in the South Loop on Thursday, thanks to the generosity of a woman and her kids.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

The Central District police station at 1718 S. State St. in Chicago. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Cops Working Without Air Conditioning At South Loop Police Station

Chicago police stations are supposed to be able to double as cooling centers for the public when the weather turns hot, but the Central District station in the South Loop is offering no such relief during this heat wave.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

The pavement across all lanes of Columbus Drive buckled near Roosevelt Road on July 4, 2012, when temperatures went past 100 degrees in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Pavement Buckles On Columbus Drive In South Loop

A huge section of pavement on Columbus Drive buckled in the afternoon heat on Wednesday in the South Loop.

07/04/2012

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Ike Biker Thrown Onto Kennedy In Fatal Crash

A biker was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle on the Eisenhower Expressway and landed on the Kennedy Expressway Tuesday night at the Circle Interchange in the South Loop, police said.

05/22/2012

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Emanuel Thanks South Loop Residents For Putting Up With NATO Summit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out thanking people in the South Loop Tuesday morning for putting up with NATO.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

An immigration rights activist is arrested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in the South Loop, after refusing to stop blocking the entrance to the building. A total of four protesters were arrested during the rally. (Credit: CBS)

4 Arrested During Immigration Rights Rally In South Loop

The NATO delegates haven’t arrived in Chicago for the weekend’s summit yet, but the protesters have already been busy for two days, and at least 12 protesters have been arrested in that time.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

Protestors gear up for next weeks anti-NATO rallies in a Chicago Warehouse. (Vince Gerasole/CBS)

NATO Protesters Begin To Arrive In Chicago

Protesters have begun to arrive in Chicago for next weekend’s NATO meetings. Hundreds are getting an orientation by attending a two-day “People’s Summit” at a South Loop warehouse.

05/12/2012

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Two Injured When Car Hits CTA Bus In South Loop

Two people suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when the CTA bus they were on was struck by a car in the South Loop.

05/12/2012

One of four cars on a CTA train derailed just south of the Roosevelt stop on the Orange and Green lines on April 29, 2012. (Provided to CBS 2)

Orange, Green Line Trains Delayed After Derailment In South Loop

CTA Orange Line and Green Line trains have been delayed in the South Loop after a train derailed just south of the Roosevelt station.

04/29/2012

McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Feds Reveal Security Perimeter For NATO Summit

The U.S. Secret Service has revealed security measures for next month’s NATO summit, which will push protesters a bit further away from McCormick Place than they originally planned to be.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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Best Of The South Loop

I can think of many things that evoke the adventurous spirit and a Chicago winter is definitely not on the list. Few of us brave the cold and venture out for the occasional sack of groceries, and then it’s back to our toasty-little foxholes for reruns and interneting. Winter. When this city’s all frozen over, one can forget–or at least I can forget–how many unique things there are to do. Have you met the south loop? I’m certain you’ll get along quite well…

02/01/2012

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Gas Leak Blocks Off Canal Street In South Loop

A gas leak caused traffic headaches in a busy part of the South Loop Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

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