River North

The FBI is searching for a man wanted in multiple bank holdups in the Loop every three to four weeks since September. In one instance, he had a gun.
Andrew Hulburt, 47, was outside the venue, 329 N. Dearborn St., when two men asked him for money and one punched him about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The 47-year-old Northwest Side man was punched Wednesday night.
Ald. Brian Hopkins told the Sun-Times he fears Bally’s will run out of money to build a permanent casino in River West. He also offered an update on plans to revive Water Tower Place.
A visit to Bally’s temporary casino at the Medinah Temple.
Just before 4 a.m., the man, 30, was walking on a sidewalk in the 100 block of West Hubbard Street when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.
Bally’s now has until Sept. 9, 2026, to complete its 505,000-square-foot permanent casino complex in River West.
The closure order was issued Monday to Blüm Restaurant & Bar, 316 W. Erie St., after eight people were shot early Sunday morning outside the business.
Four of the wounded in a melee outside Blum restaurant and bar early Sunday were in critical condition. Neighbors say the bar is a known spot for trouble.
The familiar fall delights are within reach of almost every Chicago neighborhood — and most are under $5 apiece.
The shooting happened about 10:15 a.m. in the 700 block of North Wells Street. No one was injured.
Gamblers started lining up at 6:30 a.m. to take some of the first spins at the city’s first legal casino, at 600 N. Wabash Ave.
The city’s first casino, the precursor to a larger one expected to be built in River West, has more than 700 slots and 56 table games, and will eventually be open 24/7.
In 2018, the Illinois attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against the hotel, accusing it of violating environmental laws by polluting the Chicago River.
Regulators will inspect the River North operation Sept. 5 and oversee practice gaming sessions Sept. 6-7, regulators said.
Brandon Hatcher Jr., 24, was at a red light early Sunday when someone in a white SUV pulled up next to him and began shooting.
Bally’s executives initially aimed for a mid-August opening at the Medinah Temple. The corporation still needs the final green light from state gambling regulators.
He was riding a bicycle shortly after midnight in the 600 block of West Scott Street when he was shot, police said.
The man was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.
The suspect fled in a Jeep and was taken into custody after colliding with another car near Ashland Avenue and Van Buren Street, police said.
Mayor Brandon Johnson’s version, endorsed Tuesday by the License Committee, requires annual approval from local alderpersons before restaurants and bars are allowed to set up. The full City Council could pass it on Wednesday.
The mayor is making permanent an expanded outdoor dining program that helped restaurants and bars get through the pandemic, while he preserves input from the local alderperson.