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Shedd Aquarium announces Centennial Commitment, an 8-year transformation, revitalization plan

The venerable cultural institution on Monday announced a $500 million transformation of the aquarium culminating in 2030, the Shedd’s 100th anniversary.

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Man found shot to death in South Loop home

Officers responded to a battery call in the 2100 block of South Michigan Avenue and found the 56-year-old man with trauma to the left side of his head.

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Woman, son cleared on battery charges in altercation over ‘Biden 2020’ chalk drawing

Cook County Circuit Judge Robert Kuzas found Lorena Petani, 65, and 22-year-old Lucio Zapata not guilty of misdemeanor battery following a bench trial last week, according to court records.

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Downtown shootings up 220%, biggest spike in city: ‘People are fed up’

The economic and cultural hub has seen the most shootings in years in 2021. The rise mirrors a citywide violent crime wave and threatens downtown’s recovery.

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City Council stalls mayoral plan to relax marijuana zoning restrictions, shrink downtown exclusion zone

Aldermen Anthony Beale and Ray Lopez used a parliamentary maneuver to delay the vote until the next Council meeting. Lightfoot promptly set that vote for Monday’s special meeting, when she plans to introduce her 2022 city budget.

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Man fatally shot in South Loop

The victim, 24, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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Chicago Auto Show kicks off special summer event with outdoor space

Show veterans and newcomers arrived at McCormick Place’s West Building on Thursday for a special summer edition that lasts until Monday night. The show also introduced an outdoor space for test driving, vehicle demonstrations and a street festival in the evening.

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Last day of school year for CPS brings mayor to South Loop Elementary

As Chicago Public Schools students prepare for summer break, South Loop Elementary School plans for the upcoming school year, which will be entirely in person.

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Man charged with carjacking after crashing in the Loop

Treyvon Marks was charged with a felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

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Man killed in drive-by in South Loop

The 22-year-old was parked on the street in the 600 block of South Wells Street when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots into his vehicle.

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Three Chicago restaurants receive their first Michelin stars

Ever, Moody Tongue and Porto — two of them achieving two-star ratings — join 21 others on Michelin Guide’s 2021 list.

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Man grazed in South Loop shooting

The man, 20, got into an argument with someone as they left a building in the 800 block of South Wabash Avenue, Chicago police said.

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City issues developers’ plans for South Loop block

The four competing proposals emphasize affordable housing, a carbon-neutral design and money for Pritzker Park.

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Woman carjacked in South Loop

About 8:05 p.m., the 55-year-old was in the 1100 block of South Clark Street, when she was approached from behind by three males who snatched her keys from her hands.

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Zoning Committee approves $30 million esports arena

Council members congratulated local Ald. Pat Dowell on luring the potential tourist mecca to McCormick Square near McCormick Place. Their only concern: the esports arena would so popular, there wouldn’t be enough parking.

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Esports arena scheduled for city agency’s review

The $30 million project on the Near South Side would include programs to help students learn the technology behind virtual reality.

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Burglars nab ATMs overnight in South Loop and Irving Park, continuing trend of thefts

Police did not say if they believe the burglaries were connected.

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One Central developer says lakefront megaproject on track after deal inked with Metra

Bob Dunn of Landmark Development has an agreement for his project to build on air rights over commuter tracks near Solider Field.

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Black, Latino and women entrepreneurs find new ally

L. Brian Jenkins has brought his businesses Entrenuity, Mox.E and Overflow Coffee to the South Loop to provide services to help entrepreneurs.

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Man fatally shot in South Loop business

The shooting happened Thursday in the 1900 block of South State Street.

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Former Northwestern football player Dwight White II tackles a new career as an artist

After suffering a kidney contusion during practice in 2014, he left the team and embraced art. A towering mural in the South Loop is among his latest creations.

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‘It’s all about giving’: Food, supplies handed out at South Loop homeless encampment

The Chicago Union of the Homeless, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Auburn Gresham-based New Faith Missionary Baptist Church distributed meals, toiletries and personal protective equipment to the 50-or-so tent city residents.

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Boy, 16, shot to death in South Loop parking garage

Two males in black ski masks got out of a black vehicle and fired shots at a parked vehicle on the first floor of a garage, police say.

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Charges pending against teen who crashed stolen car in the South Loop and injured three people: police

A stolen Nissan sedan was driving south on Wells Street, when the driver, a 16-year-old boy, blew through a red light and struck a Buick minivan in the 500 block of South Wells Street, cops say.

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Man carjacked at gunpoint in South Loop: police

About 10:35 p.m., he was sitting in his parked 2019 white Audi sedan in the first block of East 9th Street, when his car was surrounded by up to five people with guns.

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Teen shot during fight in South Loop Portillo’s drive-thru

They got out of their cars and started to fight before the male suspect pulled out a gun and shot the 16-year-old in the leg, police said.

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Teens attacked in South Loop park after writing ‘Biden 2020’ in chalk

Video of the skirmish was posted to Facebook. In it, the unidentified woman claims her husband is a police officer before shoving a 19-year-old to the ground.

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West Rogers Park man arrested in connection with hit-and-run at South Loop bus stop

Allen Espino is facing a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury.

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South Loop town house fire displaces residents

The fire damaged multiple town houses and at least nine adults and three children were displaced, police said. No injuries were reported.

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Rooftop park awaits crowds at Old Post Office

The building is far from fully occupied, but planners expect more tenants will use the amenity once COVID-19 fears abate.

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Acadia chef Ryan McCaskey denies cyberstalking accusation by former employee who was granted no contact order

Cody Nason, who used to work at the Michelin-starred South Loop restaurant, has filed a claim in court accusing chef Ryan McCaskey of being behind a bizarre website and harassing him online.

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Man holding baby shot at during Loop shootout outside Congress Hotel, prosecutors say

Davarius Minor handed off the infant to someone else before pulling out a pistol with an extended magazine Tuesday, firing nine shots in self-defense at his attacker at Michigan Avenue and Harrison Street, Cook County prosecutors said.