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March 2020  Newsletter 
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Annual Members Dinner 
Date: TBD
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South Loop Sing Along 
Date: Every night
Time: 8:00 pm 
Location: Your home

Check out Hello South Loop on Facebook to find out the nightly song selection. 

Members Annual Dinner 
Date: TBD
Location: Curry House

In light of current events, the Annual Members Dinner, which was slated for April, is being postponed and will be re-scheduled  at later date.  


Chicago's Lakefront, Riverwalk, 606 Trail Shut Down During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hilton 720 S. Michigan Closed 

 The 1,544-room Hilton Chicago at 720 S. Michigan Avenue notified guests that it suspended operations as of Friday, March 27 Hilton spokeswoman Laura Ford said. 

The latest on all South Loop projects can be found at


Statewide Order

statewide order has been issued for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence. The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. The order took effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m., across the State of Illinois and will remain in place until the Governor's Disaster Proclamation expires on April 7.

During times like this, especially with information coming from multiple sources, it is important to obtain accurate and correct information. It is recommended to check the following sources for information regarding the coronavirus and associated issues.

Senior Shopping Hours 

Live Local - Shop Local 
The South Loop is a vibrant neighborhood and as it continues to grow, it becomes increasingly more important  for residents to support local small businesses. The benefits of shopping local are documented through a number of  studies. 

South Loop Neighbors especially urges residents to shop at local businesses that have partnered with the South Loop  Neighbors as Community Builders. Community Builders are businesses that are members of the SLN and who  recognize that a partnerships between SLN and local businesses creates an optimal environment for our neighborhood  to maintain and increase the vibrancy of the South Loop!  Please visit our website to learn more about our Community Builders.  

 Open for Pickup/Takeout and/or Delivery

During this difficult time, there are a number of restaurants that have stayed open to provide meals via takeout and/or delivery. 

In an effort to support local restaurants, Gordon's Ace Hardware is offering 10% off purchases with a receipt from a local restaurant. The store in South Loop remains open and they look forward to helping our community and local restaurants.

Shop in Place Chicago

Shop in Place Chicago is a website that shows businesses that are open during the current crisis in the neighborhood. Please visit 
If you are a business owner and are open for business, please register on the website if you have not already done so!
Community Builder Spotlight 
Half Sour 

Half Sour was established in 2017 as a neighborhood cafe and bar in the Printer's Row neighborhood of Chicago.  Offering a warm and casual atmosphere, guests come to enjoy craft cocktails, Midwest beer, eclectic wine, and scratch-made food.  The cocktail program is developed by talented bartenders who work closely with the kitchen to change the list seasonally.  The menu offers fresh bagels, share plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and the best burger in town.  The kitchen at Half Sour keeps the menu interesting with rotating specials ranging from seasonal favorites, fish and chips, fried chicken, steak, and vegetarian dishes.  A classic brunch menu is available every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm.  Half Sour's Chef, Graham Akroyd, is an incredible young talent to watch.  All of the ingredients he uses are high quality and locally sourced whenever possible.

For more information on Half Sour, go to  website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @halfsourchicago

Other Neighborhood Events

CAPS Meetings

Stay at Home Order
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. As such, until notice is received otherwise, the normally scheduled CAPOS meetings are presumed suspended until at least until the lockdown has been lifted. 

Beats 111, 112, 113 & 114
Meetings will usually be held the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. 

Beats 121,122,123 & 124 
Meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meetings are held at 525 S. State Street. 

Beat 131 & 132 
Meetings will held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meetings are held at alternating locations, the 1st District Station, 1718 S. State Street and 2722 S. Dr. ML King Drive. 

Grant  Park Advisory Council
Meetings in 2020 will be normally be held on  the third Wednesday of each month , except December, at 6:30pm at the Maggie Daley  Field House. For now, meetings have been cancelled until the lockdown has been lifted. 


Candidates Forum - February 24


Trivia Night - March 11