About 1,600 Affected By Downtown Power OutageThe outage occurred at 10:05 p.m. and affected the area between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and between Wacker Drive and Monroe Street, ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey said. Approximately 1,600 customers were affected, although power was fully restored by 2:50 a.m. Thursday.
State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk WorkThe Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.
Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For RepairsA statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.
Woman Dies After Being Pulled From Icy Chicago RiverPolice sources said it appeared the woman slipped and fell into the river.
Beneath Chicago Streets, Homeless Huddle In The ColdThere are an estimated 116,000 homeless in Chicago. Many of them camp out beneath the city, wrapped in tattered, filthy blankets. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Man Slashed With Knife After Attacking Pair On RiverwalkA man who tried to attack two people near the Chicago Riverwalk got more than he bargained for Monday night, when one of his targets fended off his attack by slashing him with a knife.
Man Charged With Sexual Assault At Downtown ParkJames D. Starkey allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old man in a park in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.
Man Arrested For Sexual Assault DowntownThe sexual assault occurred at 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of South Wacker Drive.
Man Robs Loop BankThe robbery occurred about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker Dr.
Michigan Avenue Reopened After Suspicious Package Deemed SafeFor the second day in a row, Michigan Avenue was shut down near the bridge over the Chicago River, as police investigated a suspicious device.
Driver Injured When Taxicab Strikes Fire Truck DowntownA taxicab driver was hospitalized Thursday morning after the cab he was driving struck a Chicago Fire Department truck at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.
City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane DowntownChicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.
Generator Backfires, Blows Out A Window In Wacker Drive BuildingAccording to dispatch reports a backup generator backfired and shattered a window.
Wacker Drive Reopens To Traffic After several years of re-construction, the north-south section of upper Wacker Drive opened to traffic in downtown Chicago this morning. Lower Wacker will re-open to traffic early this afternoon.
Wacker Drive Rebuild Due To Finish In DecemberThere's good news for downtown Chicago drivers: The lengthy Wacker Drive reconstruction project is almost finished.