Neighbors Say Developer Is Trying To Ram Through Plan For High-Rise At Maple And LaSalle, Fear It Will Ruin Property ValuesA new high-rise could mean financial ruin to property owners on the same block – that is the fear of some people who live next to the proposed project.
Could A Turnaround Be Coming For 'Disturbingly High' Vacancy Rates On The Magnificent Mile?Disturbingly high vacancy rates – that is the state of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile today - with stores still closing up and moving out a year after the mile was hit by looters and crushed by the pandemic.
Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel Has Been Deemed A 'Hotspot' For Crime, And It Isn't AloneOffenses involving illegal weapons, drugs, and COVID violations have all occurred under the roof of the same River North hotel – and now the city is demanding answers.
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Stands By Remarks That She Does Not Want To See A Target In Water Tower Place“Disgusting and embarrassing” – that is how Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas describes the possibility of a Target store replacing the iconic Macy’s on the Magnificent Mile.
Struggles Exacerbated On Magnificent Mile With Gap, Macy's Leaving, But Advocates Say Reinvention Will ComeThe Magnificent Mile is a huge draw for tourists, and a big boost to the city’s bottom line. But now with big stores like Macy’s and the Gap leaving, CBS 2’s Tara Molina was asking what the city is doing to keep North Michigan Avenue alive.
Despite Fewer Crashes Citywide, Oak Street S-Curve On Lake Shore Drive Remains Dangerous As EverFrom Jan. 1 to Nov. 29, there have been 199 crashes at the Oak Street S-curve on Lake Shore Drive. One person has died, and 32 people have been injured.
Threat Of More Looting Leads To Concerns Of Downtown Chicago ExodusThe city's second ward alderman said he knows many people are on the edge and poised to leave, but it wouldn't mean just empty units or storefronts. A mass exodus could gut Chicago's tax base, causing a citywide ripple effect.
Wind, Cold Temperatures, High Lake Levels Could Make For Long, Rough Winter For Lake Shore DriveThe snow and wind on Monday and the extreme cold to come on Monday night and Tuesday are enough trouble unto themselves – but near record-high lake levels mean it’s getting ugly on our roads on top of it.
Striking Hotel Workers Quiet Following Cease And Desist, Neighbor's ComplaintsStriking hotel workers have caused a ruckus outside Lurie Children's Hospital for almost 10 months, but Thursday they were quiet. It's the result of a cease and desist.
Police Reviewing Surveillance From Saturday Mob Attacks Along Mag MilePolice say a group attacked people coming and going from the Red Line station at State and Chicago and then moved to a nearby McDonald's.