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Loop gallery aims to support community despite being looted
The owners of Elephant Room Gallery surveyed the damage and decided to figure out how they could recover and do more for the community.
CRIME & SAFETY
Dispute outside River North bar led to shooting, prosecutors say
A dispute between two groups of people outside a River North bar Saturday night spiraled into a shooting, prosecutors said as they announced charges in the case.
238 crime incidents reported in downtown 42nd Ward during May protests
Data from the City of Chicago shows crime incidents spiked from eight incidents on Saturday, May 23, to 187 incidents on Saturday, May 30, and from 15 incidents on Sunday, May 24, to 51 incidents on Sunday, May 31.
Downtown neighborhoods clean up after weekend of violence
The downtown area was preparing for a cautious reopening on Wednesday after being closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arrest of State Street police car arsonist, suspected looters who struck officer with U-Haul
Police spotted the U-Haul when it drove into the police station parking lot.
Showdown at State & Grand
Images captured from a balcony above show a tense confrontation between protesters and police at a downtown intersection on May 30.
REAL ESTATE
Do all home purchase contracts need a ‘COVID Clause?’
Officially known as a ‘coronavirus addendum,’ the clause adds extra security by protecting both sides of the transaction in the event they are impacted by the pandemic.
North side resale home market gradually reviving
Despite battling the virus plague, protests, riots, and social unrest, Chicago’s North Side real estate market surprisingly is showing some positive signs.
Door opens for innovative, affordable housing in Chicago
While protesters were marching and looters were smashing windows, stealing, and burning buildings, wheels of progress were quietly turning to create more affordable housing opportunities in the Windy City.
CHICAGO RIVER
Riverwalk, boat tours cautiously reopen
The Chicago River is slowly coming back to life.
NORTH CENTER
Chicago Joe’s hosts grand reopening
The North Center bistro has turned down offers from real estate developers and is now celebrating 32 years of serving home-style food and Chicago memories.
HOWARD TULLMAN
Are you ever going back to the office?
Living and working at home in close quarters can get old pretty fast. But WFH has also proven to be so productive for so many people that they may never make that commute again.
Save Our Symphony: The arts need a new funding plan
Cultural institutions are reeling. Here are four steps they must take so the show can go on.
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