August 27, 2021
Alderman Reilly Reports
Chicago Plan Commission Approves 42nd Ward Development Proposals
This week, the Chicago Plan Commission (CPC) voted to approve two projects in the 42nd Ward. These proposals will advance to be reviewed by the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards and City Council for approval. 
525 South Wabash
A proposed planned development and a proposed Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance Application, submitted by Eterra Plus LLC, for the property generally located at 525 S. Wabash Avenue, within the Private-Use Zone of the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection District.
Please click the following links to view the CPC Presentation, or review our previous Reilly Reports article to learn more about the project.
601 West Monroe
A proposed Residential-Business Planned Development, submitted by Jamal Properties (601 W. Monroe) Inc., for the property generally located at 601 West Monroe Street. The applicant is proposing to rezone the site from DC-12 (Downtown Core District) to a Residential-Business Planned Development to construct a mixed-use development, consisting of two towers with 1,053 residential units, 430 accessory vehicular parking spaces, and ground floor commercial space.
Please click the following links to view the CPC Presentation, or review our previous Reilly Reports article to learn more about the project.
Alderman Reilly looks forward to these items advancing to the Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards and City Council for consideration in September.

Eurostar Hotel Final Status Meeting on Wednesday, September 1

As you know, the City of Chicago Law Department filed a public nuisance disciplinary case against Eurostar Magnificent Mile Hotel, located at 660 North State Street, the details of which were reported in Reilly Reports on April 16, 2020. Please click here to review the list of charges, which relate to specific incidents of public nuisance and noncompliance with COVID guidelines.
Several hearings have taken place virtually to resolve this matter via the Mayor’s License Discipline Commission (MLDC). The Law Department attorneys have worked diligently with the hotel to draft and negotiate a Plan of Operation for the Hotel to follow. A copy of the plan will be shared upon the conclusion of the case. 
The final status hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 9:30 AM.
The Rules and other information about the MLDC hearings being conducted on the Cisco Webex platform are available on BACP’s website. If you wish to stay up to date on the matter, please use the information below to virtually access the meeting:
Meeting Number: 146 739 0766
Password: 1234
Join by Phone: (312) 535-8110
Access Code: 146 739 0766
Please continue to report any issues requiring immediate Police attention in real-time by calling 9-1-1.  

Alderman Reilly to Host Blood Drive
September 11
Alderman Reilly is hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at 455 North McClurg Court.

The Alderman’s goal is to collect 30 pints of blood at the event. All of the donations will go to local hospitals to help Chicagoans in need.

Although we welcome walk-ins, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-7TO-GIVE or click here to be directed to Versiti’s website.

We look forward to seeing you at the Blood Drive!
City of Chicago 2022 Budget Update
The City of Chicago recently published the City’s 2022 Budget Forecast Summary, which is available at the following link.
The City of Chicago hosted three Budget Engagement Forums to update the public on key initiatives including the upcoming 2022 budget, and receive feedback and suggestions from residents on the City's budget recommendations.

If you were unable to attend the Budget Engagement Forum, you can view the Truman College forum here.

42nd Ward constituents who wish to share suggestions on addressing the City's fiscal challenges, revenue-generating ideas, or comments on the 2022 budget can submit written feedback via email to Alderman Reilly reads every letter and email - examining your ideas carefully and considering the possibility of implementation. 

Stay tuned to Reilly Reports for further updates on the 2022 Budget process.
Indoor Mask Mandate in Effect
Effective Friday August 20, 2021, masks are required in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.
Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and based on Chicago’s current local COVID-19 data, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring that everyone age two or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings. Masking remains optional in outdoor settings, where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower, though masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in crowded outdoor settings.

While masking is now required in indoor settings, masks can be removed at restaurants, bars and other eating/drinking establishments by patrons when they are actively eating/drinking while stationary; personal services that require the removal of face coverings (e.g., facial, shave); and office working spaces in which individual workstations are spaced at least six feet apart. Masks also remain mandatory on public transportation, in healthcare settings, schools, and correctional and congregate settings.

The new public health order does not include capacity limits at public places. No changes are being made to the requirements for social distancing. Businesses are still generally encouraged to support social distancing to the extent possible for customers, especially in indoor settings.

The best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant continues to be vaccination, including getting both doses if you get a two-dose vaccine. CDPH strongly urges anyone age 12 and older who isn’t yet vaccinated to get vaccinated right away. Chicago residents should call 312-746-4835 or visit for help getting a vaccine.
OEMC Public Safety Tips
With several large-scale events planned for this weekend, the City of Chicago Public Safety Departments remind residents to report suspicious activity to event security or call 9-1-1 
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds the public of large crowds and security measures in place for the many festivals and events happening in the city this weekend.

OEMC stresses the importance of being aware of surroundings at all times and report suspicious activity to on-site event security or call 9-1-1.   
Motorists in the areas where events are happening should be prepared for heavy traffic and possible reroutes. Street closures will be in effect for larger events to ensure public safety. Traffic Control Aides (TCAs) will be on hand at events citywide to direct flow and impacts from heavy traffic. Public transportation is encouraged. For more information on CTA services and reroutes, visit or call 312-836-7000 from any area code/1-888-YOUR-CTA. 

Public Safety  

Report Suspicious Activity:  If you See Something Say Something. The city reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.  

OEMC advises Chicagoans to be aware of weather conditions and to follow instructions and heed all warnings from public safety officials. We encourage residents to check the weather before heading out. The National Weather Service has forecasted temperatures in the upper 80s and 70s over the weekend with a chance of Thunderstorms and scattered showers through Sunday. For the most up-to-date weather information, please tune into local media or download a weather app.   
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will monitor events through a collaboration with public safety partners. OEMC will issue any alerts and notifications needed to keep residents and attendees up to date on weather conditions and emergencies.  Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakefront notices, issues affecting businesses or COVID-19 updates: 
  • CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5 
  • CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3 
  • COVID: Get COVID-19 updates by TEXTING “COVID19” to 6-7-2-8-3 

Hire Chicago

BACP is excited to share information about Hire Chicago, a one-of-a-kind hybrid hiring event! Presented by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, World Business Chicago and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Hire Chicago will provide employers the opportunity to find the diverse talent pipeline they need to remain competitive and real opportunities for Chicagoans to pursue their passions through free virtual career exploration, learning, and hiring events.

If you are currently seeking to fill positions at your company, Hire Chicago can connect you to the talent you need. Each week, through the week of Monday, August 30, will focus on one of Chicago’s high-demand, high-growth industries:

  • Week of August 30: Technology

There is no charge to participate, and job seekers can interview with as many employers as they desire. If you are interested in participating in Hire Chicago, please visit to register!
Important Announcements and Updates
Chicago In Tune Festival
August 19 - September 19
It’s finally here! Chicago In Tune (August 19 – September 19) is a new citywide festival celebrating music in the key of Chicago — during the 2021 Year of Chicago Music. This month of music will bring iconic neighborhood venues, presenting organizations and musicians from across the city together to celebrate all music genres and forms — with both large and small, free and ticketed events at clubs, concert halls and beyond.

You’ll find the most comprehensive listing of shows at — and event highlights in a festival guide inserted in the August 19 edition of the Chicago Reader.
Alerts and Community Notices
Upcoming Events
Movies in the Parks Summer Schedule
(image courtesy of the Chicago Park District)  

The big screen in your backyard, Movies in the Parks returns this summer, bringing Hollywood movies and local films to local parks for the twentieth season. Join us in-person at the parks for classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood and retro childhood favorites, to the best family-friendly box office favorites from recent years. 

The Chicago Park District strives to bring the best possible entertainment and events to your parks, while adhering to and modeling all current, relevant COVID safety and mitigation strategies as recommended or required by local, state and federal guidelines. Below is a schedule of movies that will be shown in or near parks in the 42nd Ward throughout the summer.  

Millennium Park  
201 E. Randolph Street (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)  

  • Tuesday, August 31 at 6:00pm – The Dark Knight  

Navy Pier  
600 E. Grand Avenue (Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park)  

  • Monday, August 30 at 6:30pm – Rocky IV  

Lake Shore Park  
808 N. Lake Shore Drive 

  • Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00pm – The Lion King 

Bartelme (Mary) Park  
115 S. Sangamon Street  

  • Saturday, August 28 at 8:00pm – Clueless  

All movies begin at dusk. If you're unsure when dusk is, visit any weather site to see the time of dusk each day. Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations. For more information and updates, please visit
Millennium Park Summer Workouts
July 3 - August 28
Millennium Park Summer Workouts will return in-person on the Great Lawn featuring Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba. Detailed schedule for Saturday mornings will be as follows:

  • Tai Chi 8:30-9:15am
  • Yoga 9:30-10:15am
  • Pilates 10:30-11:15am
  • Zumba 11:30-12:15pm

These workouts will be hosted every Saturday through August 28. Please click here to view the full schedule.
Free Museum Days this Summer
The 42nd Ward is home to (and near) several world-class museums! Check out the following museums free admission days below.

Museum of Contemporary Art
  • While suggested fees are posted, the MCA has a pay-what-you-can policy—no visitors are turned away.

Museum of Science and Industry
  • September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

2021 Chicago City Markets

Chicago City Markets sell fresh seasonal produce, flowers, prepared foods, unique Chicago-made products and rare finds – at Chicago’s longest running farmers market on Daley Plaza, the historic Maxwell Street Market and a dozen more community markets in neighborhoods across Chicago.

These markets are typically open from May to October. Below is more information about participating markets in or near the 42nd Ward:
220 E. Chicago Ave.
June 1 - October 26, 7am - 2pm

1817 N. Clark St.
May 5–October 27, 7am–1pm

50 W. Washington St.
May 27–September 30, 7am–2pm

1936 S. Michigan Ave.
June 17–September 30, 4–8 pm
1817 N. Clark St.
May 1–October 30, 7am–1pm

100 W. Division St.
May 15–October 30, 7am–12pm

115 S. Sangamon St.
June 5–October 30, 8am–1pm
42nd Ward CAPS Meetings
CAPS meetings offer city residents an opportunity to address crime and safety issues directly with the beat officers who patrol their neighborhood, as well as to provide ongoing feedback, which help the police to monitor crime issues.

Attention Residents: New in 2021, each beat will be hosting its own meeting, departing from the sector model. They will also be virtual (via Zoom) until further notice - please contact the District in advance to register for the virtual meeting.

  • Beat 112 - September 1 at 6 p.m.
  • Beat 114 - September 2 at 3 p.m.

Please make sure to confirm the details for upcoming meetings with your Police District's CAPS office. 

1st District: 312-745-4290,
12th District: 312-746-8396,
18th District: 312-742-5870,

To find your district and beat, please click here.
42nd Ward Street Closures and Construction Notices

One Chicago Square: Tower Crane Dismantling

On Monday, August 30, Power Construction will begin dismantling the tower crane at One Chicago Square. During the crane removal, State Street, from Superior Street to Chicago Avenue will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The project is expected to take 10 days to complete (weather dependent).

St. Clair Water Main Project

By late-August 2021, the Department of Water Management (DWM) and Reliable Contracting & Equipment Company crews will begin to install 1,552 feet of 8-inch new water main in N. St. Clair Street, from E. Superior Street to E. Illinois Street. The old water main dates back to 1880 and needs to be replaced to create a more reliable and efficient system.

Automatic Email Updates

To receive automatic email updates about the progress of the project, please go to to register. Simply enter your name, email address. You will be notified as the project enters each new construction phase – from our mobilization of equipment onto the site, to the installation of new pipes, to the final restoration of the street.

What You Need to Know During Construction

  • Traffic: If DWM needs to close or limit traffic during construction for safety reasons, you will always be able to reach your home or business. Outside of working hours, a travel lane will be left open for local traffic only.

  • Parking: DWM will post “No Parking” signs as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of the next workday. They will try to preserve as much parking space as possible.

  • Service transfers: DWM will give you 24-hour notice when they will have to temporarily interrupt water service to transfer water to the new main and you will need to start flushing your water system. However, in the event of an emergency shutdown during construction, they may not be able to give you prior warning.

Should you have any questions or concerns please call:
  • 24-Hour City Service and Information Line: 311
  • DWM Office of Public Affairs: 312-744-6635

Chicago Triathlon

On Sunday, August 29, Lifetime Fitness will hold the Chicago Triathlon. During the event, the following will be closed to vehicular access:

  • Lower Wacker, from Jackson to LSD  (5:00a.m. to 11:40a.m.)
  • West Wacker, from Franklin to Lake Shore Drive (6:30a.m. to 11:30a.m.)
  • Columbus, from Balbo to Roosevelt (8/27 at 1pm to 8/29 at 7pm)
  • NB Randolph exit ramp off LSD to Dusable Harbor Parking Lot (8/28 at 11am to 8/29 at 1pm)
  • Southbound lanes Lake Shore Drive, from Randolph to Hollywood (8/29 at 5am to 2pm)

There will be amplified sound from 8am to 2pm. A certified sound technician will be in-place for the duration of live sound, monitoring decibel levels, and adjusting as necessary. The speakers will be on Columbus, between Balbo and Roosevelt facing east, away from residential buildings. 

East Waterside Drive Temporary Closure

On Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2, East Waterside Drive, from North Harbor Drive to St. Regis Chicago will be closed for the installation of raised pedestrian crossings.

Crain Lift: 160 North LaSalle Street

On Wednesday, September 1, from 8pm to 6am, there will be a crane lift at 160 North LaSalle Street. During the lift, the following will be closed:

  • 100' of sidewalk in front of 160 N LaSalle Street
  • 100' of curb/traffic in front of 160 N. LaSalle Street

There will be flaggers and barricades on-site throughout the lift.

Helicopter Lift: 123 North Wacker Drive

On Saturday, September 11, from 10am to 12pm, there will be a helicopter lift at 123 North Wacker Drive. During the lift, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian access:

  • Wacker, from Washington to Lake
  • Randolph, from Canal to Franklin

There will be barricades, detour signs, and police officers in-place throughout the lift.

Jane Byrne Interchange Overnight Work

Overhead sign structure work on SB 90/94 near Madison is scheduled for Saturday night. This is expected to produce moderate noise. All activities are weather dependent and are subject to change.

Fifth Third Bike the Drive 2021

On Sunday, September 5, from 5am to 1pm, the Fifth Third Bike the Drive 2021 will be held on Lake Shore Drive. 

During the event, Lake Shore Drive, from  Bryn Mawr to 57th Street will be closed. Bikers will occupy all of the NB/SB lanes with vehicle access retained at I-55. The start and finish is at Jackson and Lake Shore Drive. Lake Shore Drive will reopen at 11am. 

Peoples Gas Modernization Project: Gold Coast

Peoples Gas will began Phase 1 of their Gas Main Modernization Project in the Gold Coast. Work hours are 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday. Phase 1 of their project has the following parts:

  1. Install new main on Lake Shore Drive, from Michigan to a point 1,200' east thereof. This portion of Phase 1 would start in August and last 25 days. 
  2. Install 200' of new main in the intersection of Oak & Michigan. This includes crossing the eastern pedestrian tunnel. This portion of Phase 1 should start in mid-September and last 10 days.
  3. Install 450' of new main on the west side of Lake Shore Drive, from Oak to Cedar. This includes crossing the northern pedestrian tunnel. Work should begin in early October and last 17 days. 

Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports for future updates regarding this project.

LG Construction: 751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago 

In mid-August, LG Construction will break ground at 751 N. Hudson Avenue and 451 W. Chicago Avenue, which are adjacent parcels. Work hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Throughout the project, the following will be closed:

  • Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane of the east side of Hudson, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
  • Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane on the west side of Sedgwick, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Chicago, from Hudson to Sedgwick

There will be a protected pedestrian walkway in the curb lane on the south side of Chicago Avenue, from Hudson Avenue to Sedgwick Street.

This project is expected to take 18 months to complete (weather dependent). 

Filming in the Ward This Week

Surina & Mel

Surina & Mel will be filming at Wit and Untitled Supper Club on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31, during the overnight hours. In order to park essential vehicles, parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

  • South side of Kinzie, from LaSalle to Clark
  • West side of Clark, from Kinzie to the River
  • North side of Lake, from State to Wabash
  • West side of Wabash, from Lake to Wacker

If you have any question or concerns, please contact Christopher Scott (Location Manager) at 773.983.0190.

Chicago River Drone Filming

On Tuesday, August 31 Aeriform Cinema, Skeyehawk Productions, and Plimsoll Productions will be filming scenes with a drone for the Disney + and Nat Geo Supernatural Planet Peregrine Falcon documentary along the Chicago River (10am-2pm). The drone will be launched from Wacker Drive.

There will not be any sidewalk or traffic closures

42nd Ward Resurfacing Repairs
The Chicago Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the following streets in July and August (weather dependent):
  • Westshore Drive, from South Water Street to Benton Place (7/26- 8/23)
  • Benton Place, from Field Boulevard to Westshore Drive (7/26 - 8/23)
  • Randolph Street, from Field Boulevard to Harbor Drive (7/26 - 8/23)
  • Rush Street, from Chestnut Street to Pearson Street (7/29 - 8/27)
  • Ontario Street, from Wabash Avenue to Michigan Avenue (7/29 - 8/27)
  • Rush Street, from Hubbard Street to Kinzie Street (7/29 - 8/27)
Wacker Drive Repainting Project
In late-July, the Chicago Department of Transportation began repainting Lower/Middle Wacker Drive, from North Field Boulevard to Lake Shore Drive. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, 6-days a week. 
CDOT will be sandblasting/repainting 80' sections of Wacker Drive at a time. The sandblasting/repainting area will be contained and exhaust fans will be in-place to remove dust and fumes.
Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times, and access to parking garages will not be blocked. 
This project is expected to be completed mid-December 2021. 

ComEd Vault Roof Replacement

ComEd is replacing a sidewalk vault roof at 344 West Erie Street. Work hours will be 8am-3pm, 5-days a week. 
Throughout the work, the sidewalk and curb lane on the north side of West Erie, from North Orleans to the first alley west thereof will be closed. 
There will be barricades, detour signs, and flaggers on-site throughout the project. All work is expected to be completed by mid-August (weather dependent).  

Vaulted Sidewalk Fill-in: 600 W. Jackson

Starting at the beginning of August, the vaulted sidewalks adjacent to 600 W. Jackson will be filled and the sidewalks repaired. During the work, the following will be closed:

  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the west side of Jefferson, from Jackson to Adams
  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the north side of Jackson, from Jefferson to the first alley west thereof

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers on-side throughout the project. All work is expected to be finished by the end of August. 

Vaulted Sidewalk Repair: 20 N. Wacker Drive
The vaulted sidewalk at 20 North Wacker Drive is being repaired. Throughout the work, the sidewalk on the west side of Wacker, from Washington to a point 100' south thereof will be closed. Construction fencing will be used to enclose the sidewalk and detour signs will be in-place.
Pedestrians will be directed to the east side of North Wacker at West Washington and West Madison. 
The project is expected to be completed in late September 2021.

354 North Union Construction

The Onni Group is constructing a 33 story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily. 

Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. This project will take approximately two years to complete. 

Vaulted Sidewalk Fill-in: 8 East Randolph

In early May, the vaulted sidewalk adjacent to 8 East Randolph Street began to be filled and the sidewalk repaired. During the work, the sidewalk on the east side of State Street, between Randolph Street and Benton Place will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  

The contractor will construct a protected pathway for pedestrians, using jersey barricades, in the curb lane on the east side of State Street, between Randolph Street and Benton Place. All work is expected to be completed by mid-September. 

RCN Infrastructure Relocation

In early March, RCN began to relocate conduits on St. Clair Street, from Erie Street to Illinois Street. Work hours will be 8am-5pm.

The project includes infrastructure trenching in the street and on the sidewalk. There will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures throughout the project. RCN will have barricades, traffic control, and detour signs in place during the project. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project. 

This project is expected to be completed in mid-August 2021 (weather dependent). 

430 N. Michigan Lobby Renovation
Starting in mid-September, GNP Realty Partners will be renovating the lobby at 430 N. Michigan Avenue. Throughout the project, there will be a 40’ urban canopy on the sidewalk in front of the building. In order to place the canopy on the sidewalk, the planter bed and City Information Panel (CIP) at this location will be temporarily removed. Both the planter bed and CIP will be reinstalled upon completion of the project. 
The project is expected to be completed in mid-December. 

South Water Street Viaduct Replacement

In March 2021, the Chicago Department of Transportation began demolition of the South Water Street Viaduct, between Lower Beaubien Court and Stetson Street. Work hours are 8am-8pm, daily. 

As of May 10, vehicular and pedestrian access will be prohibited on the Upper and Lower levels of South Water Street, between Lower Beaubien Court and North Stetson Street. There will be barricades and detour signs in-place throughout the duration of the project. 

This project is expected to be completed in July 2022 (weather dependent). 

Renovations at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street

On February 15, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) began renovating the Grand Army of the Republic Rotunda and Hall at the Cultural Center, located at 78 East Washington Street. Throughout the project, DCASE will be using the Cultural Centers loading zone at 129 North Garland Court as storage for the project and to place their construction dumpster. 

On Monday, April 19, canopies will be installed at the following locations:
  • South side of Randolph, from Michigan to a point 50' west thereof
  • West side of Michigan, from Randolph to a point 75' south thereof

The project is expected to be completed February 2022. 

Construction: 609 West Randolph Street
Construction of a 15-story commercial building at 609 West Randolph Street began in mid-January. Throughout the duration of the project, the following will be closed:

  • Curb/Traffic lane and sidewalk on south side of West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph

There will be a canopy with a concrete crash wall and plywood enclosure for pedestrian use in the closed traffic lane on West Randolph, from North Jefferson to 621 West Randolph.

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project. This project is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2022 (weather dependent).

Aon Plaza Renovations

Renovations on the Aon Plaza located at 200 East Randolph Street began in December 2020. Throughout the project, the sidewalk on Upper East Randolph Street in front of the plaza, and on Lower East Randolph Street, will be reduced to 6’. 
The project is expected to be completed by August 2021 (weather dependent). 

Construction: 61 West Erie Street

In November 2020, LG Construction began construction of a five-story, 28 unit apartment building at 61 West Erie Street. A small crane will be placed in the traffic lane in front of 61 W. Erie Street from Monday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 16. The crane will be removed while work is not occurring and the traffic lane will reopen.

Throughout the construction process, the following will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic:

  • 100' of sidewalk and curb lane in front of 61 W. Erie Street
  • The alley adjacent to the west side of 61 W. Erie Street

There will be detour signs, barricades, and flaggers in place for the duration of the project.

Façade Work: 160 North LaSalle Street

Bowa Construction began work in October 2020 to perform façade and cladding work at 160 North LaSalle Street. During the work, there will be scaffolding on the east, north, and south sides of the building. 

All work is expected to be completed in August 2021.

Overnight Parking Ban Downtown

Until further notice, overnight parking will be restricted on the following streets during the weekend:  

  • Both sides of Oak, between Michigan and Clark 
  • South side of Oak, between LaSalle and Wells 
  • Both sides of Chicago, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Ohio, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Hubbard, between Michigan and Wells 
  • North side of Illinois, between Dearborn and Clark 
  • Both sides of Illinois, between Wabash and Dearborn 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Grand and Ohio 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Erie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Wabash, between the Chicago River and Grand 
  • Both sides of State, between Kinzie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Erie, from Rush to Wells 
  • Both sides of Huron from Rush to Dearborn
  • Both sides of New Street, from Illinois to North Water
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Monroe to Balbo 
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Wabash to Michigan
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Franklin to Columbus 
  • Both sides of Wacker Drive, from State to Wabash 
  • Both sides of Stetson, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Beaubien Court, from Randolph to Lake 
  • Both sides of Randolph, from Harbor to Michigan 
  • Both sides of Ohio, from Michigan to Fairbanks
  • Both sides of Erie, from Kingsbury to Larrabee
  • West side of Larrabee, from Erie to Huron

As always, please make sure to read all posted signage before parking your vehicle downtown. 

One Chicago Square-1 W Chicago Pedestrian and Traffic Impacts

Although fencing is already in place for the sidewalk closure, pedestrians still have access to the sidewalk, but should exercise caution when walking by the construction site. 
The curb lanes along Chicago, State, Superior, and Dearborn will remain a No Parking/Tow Zone throughout the project, to allow for demolition, and then the protected pedestrian walkway.

The sidewalk along the east side of Dearborn, from Superior to Chicago, has been closed to pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians will be rerouted to the west side of Dearborn. 
Please stay tuned to Reilly Reports as additional construction updates and closures will be announced.