River North news

Former mayoral candidate launches independent campaign for state’s attorney

No fanfare, no balloons or glossy banners ­— none of the typical props signaled the start of a campaign for an independent candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Saturday at Wallace’s Catfish Corner. The candidate didn’t even deliver a formal speech, because, as Christopher... more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro “happy” he’s cleared in sex case

Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro said he was “happy” to learn than he will not face criminal charges months after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he picked up at a River North nightclub. “I’m happy we got it resolved. But my... more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Man charged with murder in beating death of girlfriend’s toddler

A South Side man was charged Monday in the beating death of a 2-year-old girl over the weekend. Devell M. Johnson, 23, is accused of killing his long-time girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, Armaney Cotton, who was found with bite and scratch marks on her body... more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Mother, family stunned by 2-year-old girl’s beating death

Police and the state Department of Children and Family Services are looking into the death of a 2-year-old South Side girl who was found beaten with bite and scratch marks on her body. Her death has been ruled a homicide. more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

PHOTOS: The Underground's Style Series

River North nightclub goes fashion-forward in April. Photo Credit: DarkroomDemons.com more

over 3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

20 Years Ago: The Great Loop Flood

On this day in 1992, much of the Loop and parts of River North flooded after workers repairing the Kinzie Street Bridge drove pylons into an old freight tunnel beneath the river.... more

over 3 years ago | Gaper's Block | Permalink

The benefits of a merger without the complications

(Crain's) — Two competing old-line Chicago hardware and plumbing companies — Chicago Brass and Community Home Supply — formed a unique partnership coming out of the recession while many of their counterparts shut their doors. more

over 3 years ago | Crains | Permalink

At Au Cheval, the egg comes first

Au Cheval: the closest thing Chicago has to Montreal's glutton mecca, Au Pied de Cochon by Mike Sula I made the mistake of inviting a dieter to Au Cheval. In this line of work that's a bush league move under any circumstance, but at prolific... more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Reader | Permalink

Chicago Cops Hungry for Food Trucks?

The long road for food trucks in Chicago just got a whole heck of a lot twistier: Operators have thrown down the accusation that cops and the city are cracking down to make those mobile snack carts a lot... Photo Credit: NBCSanDiego more

over 3 years ago | NBC 5 | Permalink

Crofton on Wells restaurant closes

(Crain's) — The former Michelin-starred restaurant shut down over the weekend, telling patrons it plans to make some changes. more

over 3 years ago | Crains | Permalink

Smokey safe from bandit, reunited with owner

A Georgia woman was reunited with her dog, Smokey, in Chicago today, a year after it was stolen from her and later found by a couple who moved to Mount Prospect. more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Crews Removing Old Railroad Track In Effort To Beautify Near North Side

City crews are ripping out a set of old, unused railroad tracks, as they begin a new beautification project on the... more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

The Most "Complex" Wards In Chicago

As Complex Magazine ranks the 25 Douchiest Bars in Chicago, Ward Room investigates the link between frequenting such watering holes and voting for Rahm Emanuel. more

over 3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Police Alert Auto Owners Of Break-Ins In River North

Police are warning automobile owners in the River North and Streeterville areas of some break-ins to autos that have occurred over the last month. more

over 3 years ago | CBS 2 | Permalink

Sunshine ordinance wins approval

Mayor Daley's critics have argued the TIFs have created a slush fund for developers at the expense of revenues for schools and other local governments. The law mandates Web access to TIF records.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz