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Taste Of Lincoln

Heavy Traffic Expected During Busy Summer Weekend in Chicago

The West Loop, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Lakeview are expected to be hopping with festivals.

06/27/2014

Parking Ticket

City Still Towing And Ticketing Cars After West Loop Parking Ban Lifted

Last July, announcing a two-hour parking ban on some West Loop streets, aimed at preventing people who work or visit downtown from taking up the free spots all day long. The ban ended in December, but signs enforcing the parking restrictions did not come down.

06/06/2014

Chicago police investigate after a man and a woman robbed Sarpino's Pizzeria in the West Loop. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police: ‘Strong Possibility’ Robberies At Pizzeria, 7-Eleven Are Connected

In both cases, a man and a woman wearing scarves around their faces announced a holdup, and made off with cash.

03/28/2014

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

Day Tripper Parking Ban Experiment Turns Sour

The City’s attempt to protect free parking for residents and business just west of the Loop has a lot of people upset.

12/26/2013

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

City Cracks Down On ‘Day-Tripper’ Parking In The West Loop

Some visitors have been avoiding downtown parking fees by putting their cars on West Loop streets. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

10/03/2013

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Robberies In West Loop

The victims are distracted, sucker punched, and then robbed of smart phones, purses or wallets.

09/25/2013

Fire Department hazardous materials teams and the Police Bomb and Arson Section responded to calls of a suspicious package at the Mariano's at 40 S. Halsted St. on Sept. 19, 2013. Crews determined the bag was not dangerous. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Suspicious Package At West Loop Mariano’s Deemed Safe

A Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Section were called to the Mariano’s at 40 S. Halsted St. shortly before 9 a.m.

09/19/2013

Ina's Kitchen, in the West Loop, will close on New Year's Eve, when owner Ina Pinkney will retire. (Credit: CBS)

‘Breakfast Queen’ Ina Pinkney Retiring, Closing West Loop Restaurant

Ina’s Kitchen, located at 1235 W. Randolph St., will close on New Year’s Eve.

08/29/2013

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Aviary Mixologist Named Bartender Of The Year

Like his boss, Grant Achatz, in the culinary field, bartender Charles Joly is becoming a star in bartending circles.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

Google

Google Moving Chicago HQ To Fulton Market Warehouse

Google Inc. said Thursday it will relocate its Chicago office to the Fulton Market district in the West Loop.

06/21/2013

The Little Goat, Stephanie Izard's companion diner to her popular Girl and the Goat. (CBS)

Your Chicago: The Girl Behind The Goat

Stephanie Izard has become a restaurant superstar. Now, she has struck again. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

04/26/2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to members of the biotech industry at the BIO 2013 trade show McCormick Place, as part of his effort to lure jobs from Illinois to Texas. (Credit: CBS)

Rick Perry Targets West Loop Financial Firm In Pitch To Lure Jobs To Texas

Day two of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s job-poaching trip to Chicago took him to a huge trade show at McCormick Place on Tuesday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned which Chicago company he has in his sights: Performance Trust, a financial services firm based in the West Loop.

CBS 2–04/23/2013

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Woman Struck, Killed By Truck Driver In West Loop

A woman was killed when she was struck by a semitrailer truck in the West Loop this morning.

04/22/2013

The Circle Interchange joins the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways just west of downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Circle Interchange Construction Plan Riles Neighbors

IDOT is planning a four-year Circle Interchange construction project and despite some changes, some live nearby are still not happy with the plans.

04/04/2013

Stacey Simmons is worried a state road project will make her condo less desirable. (CBS)

Condo Owners Want To Put Brakes On New Ramp For Circle Interchange

A proposed ramp connecting the Eisenhower and the Kennedy would come within 7 feet of a West Loop condo building. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/01/2013

Dad Charged With Leaving Child At Bus Station

Wisconsin man was arrested in Chicago this weekend after trying to abandon his son at a bus station.

11/19/2012

This Megabus hit a pedestrian and Canal and Adam on Tuesday. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Woman Dead After Being Hit By Megabus Near Union Station

A 76-year-old woman has died after she was hit by a Megabus near her West Loop home, not far from Union Station.

08/07/2012

Chicago-based Braintree plans to add 150 new jobs to its West Loop headquarters over the next few years. Their new West Loop office has 60 current employees, and capacity for 220. (Credit: CBS)

Braintree Adding 150 New Jobs To West Loop Headquarters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that Chicago tech company Braintree is adding 150 more jobs to its West Loop operations.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

A model of the new 45-story River Point office tower, to be built at Lake and Canal streets, at the head of the Chicago River. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Slam Use Of TIF Money For Park At West Loop Tower

Dozens of protesters rallied at the site of a new West Loop office development along the Chicago River on Tuesday, upset that taxpayers’ money is supporting the construction.

WBBM Newsradio–06/26/2012

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