West Loop

Definition Theatre and Timeline Theatre Company were each awarded $180,000; Chicago Children’s Theatre received $100,000 and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company $50,000.
Groups receiving the funds will use them to revitalize commercial corridors across Chicago, including Michigan Avenue downtown and business districts in Garfield Park, Pilsen, Humboldt Park, Uptown, West Loop, Lake View and Chatham.
Seven people are being rehoused through the city, while 15 people declined the offer, officials said.
A stretch near Clinton and Lake streets is ‘a magnet for narcotics and violent crime,’ the local alderperson says. But people in the area are concerned about the street dwellers’ welfare.
Art
The Renegade Chicago holiday market, which continues Sunday at Morgan Manufacturing, features approximately 170 artists.
The area adjacent to Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center gets heavy foot traffic, and neighbors have said they’ve seen daytime drug deals and use.
Ald. Bill Conway and nearby residents had petitioned the mayor’s office to address the encampment, citing open use of drugs and drug dealing.
John Shields, the executive chef at the West Loop eatery, said the honor was “a complete shock.”
No injuries were reported in any of the robberies, and no one was injured, police say.
Loud whoops and clever signs kept runners going around the halfway point of Sunday’s Chicago Marathon.
In the first sale of a downtown building in more than a year, buyer Menashe aims to be ready as tenants move or expand their space.
Police say the 39-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 100 block of North Green Street before 11:30 p.m. when the driver in a red sedan fired and shot the man in the face.
If approved, efforts to modernize Union Station would cut travel times, increase capacity, improve platforms, and connect O’Hare Airport to McCormick Place, officials said.
The city’s heat index — a measurement of how hot it feels when humidity is factored in — reached 105 degrees in some parts of the city Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Pitchfork Music Festival will take over Union Park in the West Loop Friday through Sunday. Here’s what you need to know if you plan to go.
The Paschen Engineering scholars from Westinghouse College Prep toured the upcoming Damen Green Line stop just north of the United Center. The station is expected to open next year.
The two were in the 1100 block of South Des Plaines Street when they were shot just after midnight.
As of Saturday, people ages 42 to 64 no longer are eligible to join a Medicaid-like program for noncitizens. Those already enrolled will now have co-pays.
The botched 2019 police raid on Young’s apartment prompted reforms. More changes are coming — ‘encouraging,’ City Hall Inspector General Deborah Witzburg says.
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.
Just as the new mayor settled into his first full workday at City Hall, Fulton Market restaurant owners and business and community leaders were making demands.
He lived the high life in the West Loop but now has pleaded guilty to fraud. Investor John Stafford III and real estate exec Patrick Buck are among those who say they were victims of his schemes.