South Loop

Jeremy Smith, 17, was killed and another boy was wounded in the shooting in March, according to police.
Frank Bilecki, executive director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, said the Bears are eyeing the same portion of the hotel tax the White Sox hope to use to fund a new stadium in the South Loop.
Fans, some in costume, tailgate in the parking lots of Guaranteed Rate Field hours before the White Sox and Detroit Tigers kick off the 2024 seasons Thursday afternoon. Some weigh in on the proposed South Loop stadium.
Proposed referendum on November ballot could face opposition from Mayor Brandon Johnson, but he “should want what the people of Chicago want,” Pat Quinn said.
Dozens of adults were expected to be evicted Sunday, amid an outbreak of measles, but just three were. They will be able to reapply for shelter at the city’s designated ‘landing zone.’
The Orange Tent Project worked with architecture students to design a small, secure wooden structure they believed wouldn’t require permits. Last week, days after construction began, the city issued a work stoppage order.
The Printers Row location — which is next to a Columbia College dorm — had a grand opening last weekend, with help from Cook County state’s attorney candidate Bob Fioretti.
Dozens gathered Wednesday to release balloons in remembrance of Jeremy Smith, 17, who was fatally shot Saturday night in Chicago.
State Rep. Kam Buckner, whose district includes Soldier Field, wants to put public transit in an underutilized busway to make the lakefront more accessible and surround the new stadium with bars, restaurants and a hotel.
The 14-year-old boy was identified by a witness as the person who fired shots during a teen gathering Saturday, police said.
A gathering of young people that had been planned in advance through social media turned violent, a pastor said. Police took nine other teens into custody, charging them with misdemeanors.
But the argument is less compelling and believable now than it was in the late 1980s, when St. Petersburg, Florida, was already building a stadium for the team.
One day after Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf traveled to Springfield seeking $1 billion in state funding, Johnson was considerably more receptive to the idea of using tax revenue for new stadiums than state officials have been.
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, briefed on the Related Midwest plan, told the Sun-Times “pretty pictures” building public interest are not enough. “If they’re trying to do something in this legislative session, they need to start educating and informing people relatively soon.”
New details have emerged of the plan for a new South Loop stadium, as well as what the team’s current Bridgeport home, Guaranteed Rate Field, would look like if converted to a soccer stadium.
Ald. Nicole Lee’s 11th Ward includes Bridgeport, where the Sox have played for more than a century. But after she was briefed Friday night, she said the plans for The 78 looked too good to pass up, though “it breaks my heart to think that the team could go anywhere but stay on 35th Street.”
Guns trafficked from Tennessee in late 2021 and early 2022 by Brandon Miller and his Army crew were linked to least eight killings, authorities say.
Some balk at the idea of introducing more traffic and congestion; others are thrilled the long-empty lot known as The 78 could be filled to breathe new life into the neighborhood.
The team is considering building a stadium at the Clark Street-Roosevelt Road site, sources say. Mayor Brandon Johnson and Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf would say only, “We met to discuss the historic partnership between the team and Chicago and the team’s ideas for remaining competitive in Chicago in perpetuity.”
Vivian Morgan, 61, found unresponsive on a train in the Loop Jan. 4, died at Stroger Hospital on Saturday morning.