Top ten stories of 2020 covered pandemic, real estate, Uber
Loop North News


2-Jan-21 – It was a record year for Loop North. More than 187,000 people visited the news site, according to Google Analytics. That is a 90 percent increase from 2019 and the most ever since Loop North started in 2007.

Of 187 stories published in 2020, serial entrepreneur Howard Tullman wrote our most-viewed article, a column that predicts a dark future for transportation giant Uber.

“Uber is overmatched, outgunned, and trying to play catch-up in spaces where there’s barely room to maneuver between the big guys,” wrote Tullman in August. “It feels like [Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi] is playing checkers on a chess board. Or, in more appropriate chess jargon, it’s zugzwang. A chess position where any move loses.”

Real estate dominated the top ten, again, represented by five stories. Other topics popular with Loop North readers in 2020 included the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of rioting in late May.

Top ten most-viewed stories of 2020...

1. Is it all ober for Uber?
2. State Street gets thorough cleaning as foot traffic drops
3. Chicago property owners brace for more hefty tax increases in 2020
4. Chicago property owners brace for hefty tax hikes
5. Downtown neighborhoods clean up after weekend of violence
6. Downtown police districts get new commanders
7. Owner of Water Tower Place sued by tenants impacted by pandemic
8. Evictions may be on hold but only for now
9. Coast Guard boards ‘illegal charter,’ writes expensive tickets
10. High-rise renters fear elevators and seek outdoor space of walk-ups

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News |


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