May 2022 Newsletter
SLN Events
Yard Sale
June 4, 9 am to 2 pm
Dearborn Park

Grills Night Out
June 18, 6 pm
Cottontail Park

Ice Cream Social
July 21, 5 pm to 7 pm
Printers Row Park

Photo Contest: Seasons of the South Loop
Aug 13 - 14
10 am to 5 pm
Dearborn and Polk
Jun 4, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dearborn Park, 9th & Plymouth
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. SLN will sell donated items as a fundraiser and any unsold items will be donated to a nonprofit thrift store (not returned to donor).

Jun 18, 6:00 PM
Cotton Tail Park

Bring your own meat (or veggies) and join your neighbors for a midsummer's night of good food and good times. South Loop Neighbors will provide the grills, drinks, chips, and dessert.

Ice Cream Social
Thurs., July 21
5:00-7:00 pm
Printers Row Park
532 S. Dearborn

Summer's coming...

Come out and enjoy a free ice cream social sponsored by the South Loop Neighbors in partnership with Printers Row Advisory Council.
Photo Contest: Seasons of the South Loop
Aug. 13-14
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dearborn and Polk

Photos will be exhibited at the Printer's Row Art Fest. This year's theme is "Seasons of South Loop." Start taking your photos now! 
Planning & Development
No Casino for the South Loop
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's City Council committee has chosen Ballys at the former Tribune printing plant (Halsted & Chicago) as the site of Chicago's casino. City Council action this week should make it official. A temporary casino is to operate at Medinah Temple in River North while the riverside casino—and a new Chicago Avenue bridge—are being built.
Streets Under Construction
Sidewalk reconstruction adjacent to the Old Post Office on Harrison has closed the bike lanes in that area.

Ida B. Wells Drive is being resurfaced between Congress Plaza and Columbus. Work should be finished by May 31.
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
Briefly noted . . .

  • Farmer's Markets:
  • Printer's Row Saturdays 9am- 1pm May 28-October 15
  • Grant Park Thursday 4pm-8pm June 2- October 13
  • Ward redistricting. A new map was approved by city council.
  • Street sweeping. Click here for the schedule.
  • Chicago Police 1st District and Community Beat Meetings schedule can be found here!
  • Camera Registration Program: If you have a private security camera and are interested in aiding the Chicago Police Department in criminal investigations, register the location of your camera here.
  • Join the South Loop Advisory Council
  • Chicago Loop Alliance news!
  • Info on free days at Chicago museums here!
  • Car jacking prevention tips
  • 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.
  • Ald. King's Public meeting re: Suenos Music Festival can be viewed here.
  • Chicago's current COVID risk level
  • Dearborn Express: May 10 edition
Recent Past SLN Event
Jazz Showcase Night
May 18 , 2022
Candidate's Forum: 7th Illinois Congressional
May 21, 2022
(If you missed it, watch our Facebook live stream here)