Mag mile melee and stories about Marina City among Loop North’s most viewed of 2018
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(Above) A story about the Chicago Avenue Bridge was Loop North’s second-most-viewed of the year.

26-Dec-18 – A story about a New Eastside resident – who says he was falsely arrested while documenting deteriorated fire standpipes in his neighborhood – was the most-viewed story on Loop North in 2018.

David Sudler, whose grandfather and great uncle founded one of Chicago’s largest real estate firms, is suing Hyatt Hotels Corporation, The Habitat Company, and others over the 2016 incident. As that case crawled through Cook County Circuit Court, with no resolution yet, Sudler battled Habitat on another front when the company, which is his landlord, filed against him in January, trying to get him removed from his residence on Wacker Drive. Sudler says the action against him is retaliatory.

Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) David Sudler (center) speaks with 19th Ward Alderman Matthew O’Shea (right) at a dedication in 2016 of a memorial at Chicago Fire Department Engine 13 on North Columbus Drive. At left is Sudler’s wife, Sandra Marsh.

Other most-viewed stories include the City of Chicago’s apparently failed attempt to give away the Chicago Avenue Bridge to anyone who could have removed it before it is demolished, two stories about fights on Michigan Avenue on May 6 involving large groups of teen-agers, and three stories involving Marina City.

201 stories published this year by Loop North were clicked on more than 145,000 times.

Ten most-viewed stories of 2018...

  1. Lawsuit claims false arrest of man photographing fire standpipes
  2. City offers Chicago Avenue Bridge free to good home
  3. Four injured in melee near Water Tower
  4. Riverwalk opens May 18 with three days of special events
  5. Police ‘vastly outnumbered’ in Mag Mile melee, says alderman
  6. Marina City condo board tries to rein in colorful balcony lights
  7. Beer can falls from balcony, hits woman on head
  8. 19th century Superior Street row houses threatened with demolition
  9. Shots fired from Marina City balcony
  10. Tiny houses could be on path to homeownership for Millennials

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |

Published 26-Dec-18 9:47 PM

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