Columbus Drive Bridge To Close For Ducky Derby ThursdayThe bridge will close for an hour starting at noon for the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Man Dies After Going For Swim In Chicago River DowntownChicago police and firefighters responded to several 911 calls around 11:30 p.m., after a 20-year-old man went into the river near the Columbus Drive bridge.
Lane Closures On Columbus Drive Viaduct Begin MondayLane closures on the Columbus Drive viaduct between Wacker Drive and Illinois Street just north of the Chicago River are scheduled to begin Monday for road maintenance.
City To Host First Ever Halloween Parade On Columbus DriveHoping to turn Halloween into Chicago’s next big thing, Michigan Avenue businesses and city officials have announced a first of its kind festival and nighttime parade this October.
Tunney Asks Residents If Pride Parade Should Move DowntownAfter saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.
Man Dies After Falling From Aqua SkyscraperPolice are currently conducting a death investigation, but a source said the incident appears to be accidental.
City Warns Of Street Closures For LollapaloozaStreets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Cleanup Begins After Taste Of Chicago Wraps UpThe food is gone; now all that's left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.
Two Stabbed During Fight Near Lollapalooza Music FestivalTwo men who got into a fight with each other late Saturday in Grant Park just after the Lollapalooza music festival ended, in which one of them slashed the other with a knife, will not pursue charges against each other, police said.
City Sets July 5 Record At 103°; Heat Blamed For 2 DeathsChicago broke a 101-year-old heat record by midday on Thursday – and authorities determined that the heat has been responsible for two deaths.
Pavement Buckles On Columbus Drive In South LoopA huge section of pavement on Columbus Drive buckled in the afternoon heat on Wednesday in the South Loop.
Chicago Ramping Up Security Measures For NATO SummitWith less than a week to go until the NATO summit, there are growing signs of the extra security that’s going into place in time for the arrival of NATO delegates this weekend.
Chicago Rejects Protesters' Plans For March During NATO SummitThe city of Chicago has rejected a request by anti-war protesters to march through downtown Chicago on May 20, the first day of the NATO summit.
Pickup Truck Slams Into Taxi At Columbus And RooseveltEarly morning rush hour traffic was tied up downtown Monday, after a pickup truck slammed into a taxi at Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road.
9/11 Shrine Remains Missing From Downtown FirehouseAs a downtown firehouse observed the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Sunday, firefighters there were still wondering what happened to a link between Chicago and Ground Zero that disappeared a year ago.