You never like to hear about shootings (unless it's of a notorious terrorist), but today's shooting in the loop gave our neighborhood an unnecessary black eye in the headlines again.
The headline in the Chicago Sun-Times today reads:
Co-worker finds man found shot dead in South Loop liquor store
We read about the shooting on other websites and obviously this hit close to home, but it was at 234 S. Wabash. This isn't the South Loop. This may be the south portion of "The Loop", but it's not the same.
Something similar happened in February of 2010 when a shooting took place at Cactus Bar & Grill (404 S. Wells). In our mind this isn't in the Sloop, but it's more debatable than 234 S. Wabash.
We're not trying to invoke a boarder discussion again, we just hate seeing a headline like this bringing negative attention and perception to the neighborhood.