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Drag Racer Killed Woman Crossing Street During Chaotic Weekend Of Street Takeovers, Police Say

VIDEO: Drifting and drag racing Downtown and in other neighborhoods led to nine arrests, seven impounded cars and six damaged police squad cars, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

West Loop’s Madison Streetscape Getting $2.9 Million Facelift

The project will add speed bumps, elevated intersections and pedestrian islands the the stretch. It beat out four other West Loop projects vying for the funding.

West Loop

Will The West Loop Get Private Security? It’s Likely After At Least 2 Attempted Kidnappings

Wealthy neighborhoods frustrated with crime have turned to private security. One West Loop alderman supports the idea while another wants locals to consider other options.

West Loop

Ghost Bike Installed In River West For Sam Bell, Bicyclist Killed On Milwaukee Avenue  

More than 80 people attended the vigil honoring 44-year-old Sam Bell, of West Town, who was killed in early September.

West Loop

West Loop Neighbors To Meet With Police, Officials After Attempted Kidnappings Shake Community

The community meeting is Saturday at Mary Bartelme Park. Residents can voice their concerns with officials and local groups.

West Loop

Man Charged In West Loop Attempted Kidnapping Attacked 2nd Woman, Poured Urine On 3rd Woman In South Loop, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors said Quavon Ewing attacked the three women in separate incidents within 30 minutes. One of the victims bit him on the neck to free herself, prosecutors said.

West Loop

‘Person Of Interest’ Being Questioned In West Loop Attempted Kidnapping

The attempted kidnapping happened Sunday morning in the West Loop.

West Loop

Photos Show Man Wanted In Latest West Loop Kidnapping Attempt

Surveillance photos taken at the Jackson Red Line station 11 minutes after the attack show who police think tried to kidnap a woman in the West Loop.

West Loop

Woman Almost Kidnapped On Same West Loop Block Where A Dog Walker Stopped A Kidnapping Last Month

VIDEO: A rideshare driver and passenger teamed up to stop the latest attack, the victim said. Police are investigating whether the two attempted kidnappings are connected.

West Loop

The Publican Offering German Beer Hall-Inspired Oktoberfest Dinners

The restaurant, which is styled like a European beer hall, will offer a four-course dinner themed around Oktoberfest through Oct. 2.

West Loop

Chicago Fire Training Facility Rejected By Zoning Committee — But Alders Will Reconsider Plan Wednesday

The Fire seeks to build the practice facility on the vacant site of the former ABLA Homes. The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to redevelop the property with improved affordable housing in 2007, but it never happened.

Citywide

Former Home To La Luce Has ‘Deteriorated’ Despite Landmark Status: Preservationists

The former Schlitz Brewery tied house was landmarked last year, but a preservationist said the owner has let it drastically deteriorate.

West Loop

18 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Beverly Art Walk And More Fun

The Lakeview Taco Fest, Martini Festival, Edgewater Arts Festival and several Mexican Independence Day celebrations are also on tap.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lollapalooza, Riot Fest And Other Big Festivals Could Require Chicago Park District Board Approval Under Proposal

Festival operators may need to get Park District board sign-off for special events hosting 10,000 people or more a day in any of Chicago's public parks.

Citywide

Protesters Outside CTA Headquarters Ask: ‘Why Are My Trains And Buses So Late?’

Protestors said they're spending too much time waiting for CTA trains and buses that never show up or are badly delayed. CTA leaders say they are working on making service more reliable.

West Loop

5 New Restaurants And Bars Coming To The West Loop And Downtown

Curtis Duffy's much anticipated cocktail lounge, a World's Fair-themed bar and a Randolph restaurant paying tribute to the Silk Road are set to shake the dining scene up.

West Loop

Free Community Block Party Coming To Madison Street In West Loop

Madison Row Fest will feature free activities for people of all ages Saturday on Madison Street between Morgan Street and Racine Avenue.

West Loop

Bicyclist Sam Bell, Killed By Driver In River West, Was A Friend To All — And A Mentor To Chicago Kids

Friends of Bell — a bicyclist who died after a driver hit him Thursday in River West — want him to be remembered for his personality, unmatched social skills and volunteer work.

West Loop

Kanye West Mural Adorns West Loop Building Thanks To Chris Devins, Artist Who Painted King Von Mural

West's look in the mural is inspired by "old Kanye," Devins said. "I wanted him to look really good up there and present him in a classic way."

West Loop

Man Charged With Murder In West Loop Hit-And-Run Argued With Victim Moments Before At Nearby Nightclub, Prosecutors Say

Joseph Verdone, 25, positioned his car on the sidewalk and drove into Enrique Martinez at full speed, prosecutors said.

West Loop

Man Dead, Woman Wounded As Car Chase Ends In Shooting In Streeterville, Police Say

Police say the shooting started on the West Side early Friday and ended at Ohio and St. Clair streets.

Downtown
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