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November 2022 Newsletter

SLN Events

Great South Loop Bake Off

Sat., Dec. 10 @ 2 pm

637 S. Dearborn St.

65 W. Jackson 

Annual Meeting

January, 2023

(Exact date & location in process of being confirmed)

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Call for Board Members

The South Loop Neighbors, like most other organizations, runs under the direction of a Board of Directors. The monthly activities, and general direction of the organization is developed through the work of an active Board. The SLN is looking for additional members to join our Board. The main commitment is a monthly Board meeting, generally held in the evening on the 1st Tuesday of the month. If interested for would like more information,

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Great South Loop Bake Off

Sat., Dec. 10 @ 2 pm

637 S. Dearborn St.

Contestants should bake 2-3 dozen cookies for tastings. All participants can enjoy cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate while mixing and mingling with neighbors and enjoying holiday tunes. 

Judging: All community members are encouraged to participate!


1st place $50

2nd place: free 1 year household membership

3rd place: SLN oven mitt

(Bonus points awarded for festive attire)

Register Here!

Planning & Development

In Brief

Harrison viaduct in Grant Park closed The pedestrian bridge over the Metra tracks east of Michigan has been closed due to structural deterioration, forcing pedestrians north to Ida B. Wells Dr. or south to Balbo. No reconstruction plan has been announced.

West of the neighborhood, Harrison continues to be a headache for cyclists, as it’s closed from the Chicago River to Canal St., next to the Old Post Office, for reconstruction over the railroad tracks. Pedestrians can get through the site by using the sidewalk arcade at the “new” post office.

New construction coming to the South Loop: 1829 S State, the former plumbing supply building, for conversion to a religious assembly for Awaken Church Chicago.

At 106 E Cullerton St, a 3-story early childhood daycare facility is being built.

Mercy Housing has a zoning application up to build a new 5-story, 50-unit building with 21 parking spaces at 1800 S Michigan.

Tenants at 1723 S Michigan, including the kids’ gym, have been told to vacate. No plans for that site have been disclosed.

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 . . .

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