Loop North News
River North residents lob tough questions at new police commander

River North residents took to Zoom with tough questions for a new police commander – and an alderman trying to make public safety a key issue but clearly frustrated with the Mayor and State’s Attorney.

Crime & Safety

‘Sundays on State’ concludes with a $12 million economic booster

Turning a stretch of State Street into a pedestrian mall once a week for eight weeks had a direct economic impact of at least $12 million on businesses and landmarks in the Loop.


City will refinance special assessment paid by Lakeshore East unit owners

Homeowners in the Lakeshore East neighborhood of downtown Chicago will get a small break on a special assessment they have been paying the city since 2002.

Lakeshore East

Biker heaven welcomes another life well lived

The sudden passing of Page Pitts Tacchi, children’s book author and widow of road warrior Torello Fortunato Tacchi, reminds us that life is a gift.

The Home Front

Downtown Chicago rental and condo markets rebounding

The long-awaited recovery of Chicago’s downtown housing market from the crushing pandemic depression finally is underway.

The Home Front

Why are Chicago speed traps near quiet parks and not on the Dan Ryan?

There is no speed limit on Chicago’s expressways simply because, says Don DeBat, they are ruled by armed gang bangers and the Illinois State Police is afraid to confront them because they deal in hot lead.

The Home Front

What’s happening in Chicago this weekend – September 11-12

The leaves are starting to fall and the scent of pumpkin everything fills the air – muffins, doughnuts, lattes, and more. It’s fall festival season.

ChicaGO Gal

Nashville’s ‘Big Back Yard’

Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, is a storybook destination loaded with posh amenities and gracious hospitality. And biscuits.

Chicago Traveler

Eurostars fined $10k for nuisances, agrees to ban parties and guns

With four of its City of Chicago licenses at risk, the owner of the River North hotel has agreed to a 28-paragraph nuisance abatement plan.

Hotels & Restaurants

Tax-weary Chicago homeowners should review 2020 exemptions

You may be entitled to an exemption that is not reflected on your tax bill. A Certificate of Error from the Cook County Assessor’s Office could find missing exemptions going back to 2017.

The Home Front

Near North police district gets new commander

Eighteen months after the previous staff changes, Chicago Police Department has announced a new commander of the Near North police district.

Crime & Safety

What’s happening in Chicago this weekend – September 3-6

Get ready for Labor Day, the last official weekend of summer. Make the most of it with these fun events.

ChicaGO Gal

Four rules for returning to the office

There’s a lot of angst out there about who has to come back, and when. The need to return isn’t necessarily fair to everyone, but it does need to be communicated honestly and clearly.

Howard Tullman