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August 2022 Newsletter

SLN Events

Yard Sale 

Sept. 10 

9am to 2 pm 

Dearborn Park 


Sept. 25

2 pm to 4 pm

Roosevelt Park

Pub Crawl

Oct 30


Locations TBD

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Yard Sale

Sept. 10

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Roosevelt Park

Members Vendors: Free

Non-members Vendors: Free

Buy, sell, or browse. To reserve your spot, email: or reserve on our website.

SLN will have table at the Yard Sale and will accept donations that morning until 11:00am. SLN will sell donated items as a fundraiser and any unsold items wil be donated to a non-profit thrift store (not returned to donor)

Pickleball Anyone?

Sept. 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Park

South Loop Neighbors will host a Pickleball Clinic for beginners and advanced beginners on Sunday, Sept 25, from 2 to 4 pm. Join us for a fun, exciting afternoon. Come see why there's been so much fuss in the news about this increasingly popular game, which is very easy to learn. 

We'll have plenty of balls and a few extra paddles. Bring your own paddle, if you have one. 

In the case of rain, we'll try again on Sunday, October 9, same time and place. 

Fall Pub Crawl

Oct. 30

2 pm to 6 pm 

We will be announcing the details of our Fall Pub Crawl soon. Rumor has it there may be an optional Halloween costume contest involved! Stay tuned for more information. 

Planning & Development

Opposition to demolition of four GSA owned buildings on S. State St.

The South Loop Neighbors has joined with the Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Central Area Committee and the Loop Neighbors in strongly opposing the demolition of the four buildings owned by the U.S. General Service Administration on S. State St. To see the letter of opposition with the reasoning, click here.
Development update
A roundup of what's proposed and underway for the South Loop was the program at our annual meeting in January. You can watch it on YouTube.

The latest information on planning and development in our area can always be found at our website
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                                *   Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Gala Sept. 3 at 1pm

  • Northerly Island 

                                *   Singing Insects Soundwalk Sept. 6 at 6:30 pm

                               Wednesday, 9/14, Beat 0123 CAPS Zoom, 6 pm, with Ald. King    

                                   regarding Harrison St Homeless Encampment

                               * Monday, 9/19, 5:30 pm, Roger Marsh's Zoom Training on Creating

                                  Crime Stats Reports from Chicago Data Portal

  • Conversation with the 1st District Police Commander -  Dates & locations here!
  • Printer's Row Lit Fest: September 10 & 11.
  • 4th Ward Shred-a-Thon: October 8. More info here.
  • Proposed NASCAR Race course: July 1-2, 2023
  • Farmer's Markets:
  • Printer's Row Saturdays 9am- 1pm May 28-October 15
  • Grant Park/ NEMA Parking lot Thursday 4pm-8pm June 2- October 13
  • Monster Jam discount tickets provided by 3rd Ward. 
  • Ward redistricting. A new map was approved by city council.
  • Temporary Divvy Station Move- Calumet Ave. Street Resurfacing from 3rd Ward Newsletter. Click here for more information. 
  • Street sweeping. Click here for the schedule.
  • Chicago Police 1st District and Community Beat Meetings schedule
  • Update on the Roosevelt Road Bridge Repair from 3rd Ward Newsletter can be found here
  • 14th St. and Wabash Ave. ComEd Conduit Installation update from 3rd Ward Newsletter can be found here
  • Join the South Loop Advisory Council
  • Chicago Loop Alliance news!
  • Info on free days at Chicago museums here!
  • Parking restrictions are in place for the South Loop from Roosevelt Road to Cermak Rd. from Lake Shore Drive to Clark St. during all Chicago Bears football games and many other Soldier Field events. Wintrust Arena events have been removed from the parking restrictions. Vehicles parked in the South Loop without a valid South Loop Event Parking Pass, South Loop Event Guest Pass or Residential Permit Parking pass (for Residential Permit Parking Streets ONLY) are subject to ticketing or towing. Complete list of Soldier Field events.
  • Chicago's current COVID risk level
  • Dearborn Express: Current edition
Recent Past SLN Event


Bike to Boat Drinks

August 24, 2022

Photo Contest and Printer's Row Art Fest

August 13-14, 2022

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Scott Conwell: "Construction Season" 

Viewer's Choice 1st Place (and honorable mention): Linda Horton:"South Loop Full Moon" 

Viewer's Choice 2nd Place: 

Chrissy Hunt: "A Step Back in Time"

                      Honorable Mention-

´╗┐Benjamin Cottrell: "Sunday Stroll

Chrissy Hunt: "A Little Leggy

´╗┐Grills Night Out

July 23, 2022

Let us know if you left any items behind. There are some items in our lost and found.