South Loop

A state lawmaker and the outgoing incumbent’s chief of staff are vying for the open seat in the 4th Ward. And just to the south, a lawyer is competing against a religious charity director in the 5th Ward.
Police say a box truck turning north onto the 1100 block of South Wabash Avenue struck a woman in a crosswalk. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Oscar Luiz, 22, of Indiana, allegedly dropped a loaded gun and cash and ran Sunday at the Chicago Auto Show. An officer tackled Luiz and took him into custody.
Leticia Zaragoza, 45, and Joseph P. Fry, 36, were discovered in their apartment in the 2000 block of South Indiana Avenue around 3 p.m. Monday, police said.
The employee was working on a platform below the tracks when he fell to a parking lot underneath.
Kendall Sprouts, 18, charged with reckless homicide, hit a driver making a U-turn in the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue as that driver fled police last weekend, police said.
The man was beaten and robbed after refusing to give cigarettes to a group of men on the Red Line train, police said.
“We should have handled the incident with greater care,” the school’s principal, Joe Powers, told parents in an email earlier Friday.
Children decorate pumpkins and sugar skulls in anticipation of Halloween on Monday and Día de los Muertos on Tuesday.
A lawsuit filed against L’Oreal and Chicago-based Namaste Laboratories cites federal study data of elevated cancer rates among women who used relaxers.
Police closed Persona Lounge after a security guard was charged with killing another guard there but should have shut it down after a July shooting outside the club left two people dead and three wounded, Sigcho-Lopez says.
In August, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans demanded that Columbus statues be returned to Grant and Arrigo parks by Columbus Day and protected at city expense. It didn’t happen, but the two sides are talking.
Suspect, 24, treated at hospital and taken into custody by police after shooting in 400 block of South Wells early Sunday, police said.
An unidentified man was killed after being shot in the 1200 block of South Plymouth Court.
He was on the train in the 100 block of West Cermak Road when someone shot him, police said.
The chain is leasing locations in and near the Loop, taking advantage of available space to expand its brand here.
After a mass shooting Sunday morning, an attempted carjacking early Monday led to a shootout in the South Loop. “The casual violence of these incidents is terrible,” one community leader said of Chicago’s crime cycle.
“I haven’t heard anybody who thinks it’s a good idea to increase the speeds talking about what they’re gonna do in an election-year budget to find the revenues ... necessary to replace the revenue stream. That is now front-and-center on peoples’ minds,” the mayor said.
Ald. Nicole Lee (11th) is the 34th alderperson to back a map drafted for the Rules Committee and the Black Caucus. Both it and a map proposed by the Latino Caucus turn her ward into Chicago’s first with an Asian American majority.
The officer was taken to the hospital with a leg injury, police said. He is in fair condition.