West Loop

The Old Chicago Main Post Office building at 433 W. Van Buren St. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Reported At Vacant Old Post Office Building

The fire started around 8:25 a.m. and spread to the roof and top floor of the vacant building at 433 W. Van Buren St.

11/25/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Searching For Suspects In West Loop Sexual Assault

The manhunt continues for two suspects police say snatched two women and sexually assaulted them on Halloween.

11/05/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Images Of Halloween Sexual Assault Suspects

Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.

11/04/2014

Tydeon Woodland (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Downtown Convenience Store Robberies

Tydeon Woodland, 21, was charged with two counts of armed robbery. Police, who announced the charges late Wednesday, allege that Woodland robbed a convenience store in the 500 block of West Lake on Oct. 17 and another in the 100 block of South Clark on Oct. 23.

10/30/2014

Jasmine Jafferali (Credit: CBS)

Woman Says Good Samaritan Saved Her From Attack In West Loop

It was a surprise confrontation in the West Loop and then someone stepped in. A Chicago woman believes that Good Samaritan saved her from an attack last week.

08/05/2014

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

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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

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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

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