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October 2019   Newsletter 
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Bingo with Betty 
7:30 pm, Nov. 6

Loft Walk 
noon-5 pm, Dec. 14
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Bingo with Betty - A SLN Social Event 
Wed. Nov. 6 
7:30 pm 

Please let us know HERE if you plan on attending so we can save some tables! 

Loft Walk
Sat. Dec 14
Noon - 5:00 pm

Deck The Halls!

Join the South Loop Neighbors for this years Loft Walk with the "Deck the Halls" theme returning for a 2nd year! Get into the spirit of the season while enjoying holiday decor and warming stations along the way at local retail galleries and cafes!
This highly anticipated event offers visitors a unique experience to see inside 8-12 urban residences and businesses. The self-guided tour begins at Grace Place (637 S Dearborn) where participants can either walk the route or take a free shuttle!

Willing to feature your loft or willing to volunteer? Send an email to


1000 M Breaks Ground
Developer broke ground on 10/24/19 on the, Helmut Jahn-designed condominium tower that will be the tallest building in the iconic row of skyscrapers on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park.

Temporary Green Line Shuttle Service Between Roosevelt Rd. and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Stations
CTA has planned a Green Line Cut between the Roosevelt Rd. and 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Stations. This work will require temporary shuttle service between the two stations starting Friday, October 25th at 10:00 PM through Monday, October 28th at 4:00 AM. 

The work being carried out as part of the cut is as as follows: replacing old track ties and building new worker safety walkways. These upgrades will eliminate slow zones, improve safety for workers and riders as well as extend rail infrastructure.

Roosevelt CTA Station Cleanliness and Safety Upgrades
The Roosevelt CTA Station is receiving upgrades to improve the cleanliness and safety of this station. These include: a n ewly purchased gum removal machine to clean the sidewalks adjacent to the station, the i nstallation of additional lights on the soffits at station entrances and exits, and upgraded LED  lights under the elevated track above the four support columns lights to improve safety and visibility.

Old Post Office 
Welcomed their first new tenants this month.  This is the single largest adaptive reuse project in the nation . Click here for the Chicago Curbed article.  Click here for Chicago Tribune article. 


11 Haunted Spots Including 2 in the South Loop 
With Halloween fast approaching, here  are 11 of the spookiest spots in Chicago to consider, INCLUDING two locations in the South Loop!  

Roosevelt University Seeking to Acquire Robert Morris University 
Roosevelt University has announced plans to acquire Robert Morris University. For more information, click 

City Sticker Amnesty Month and Reduced Term City Stickers
City Sticker Amnesty Month runs through Thursday, October 31, 2019. During Amnesty Month residents can purchase their City Sticker with NO back charges or late fees. 

In addition to one year and two year City Stickers, residents will now have the opportunity to purchase City Stickers for a shorter period of time. Make sure to check the City Clerk's website
, follow th em on all social media @ChiCityClerk or give them a call at (312)-74C-LERK for more information and updates.

2nd Presbyterian Church Wins Sacred Places Grant
The National Fund for Sacred Places is a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the  National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through this partnership at least 50 houses of worship will be awarded $10 million over four years.  The Fund provides  grants for the planning and execution of urgent capital projects at historic churches that are valued for their cultural importance as well as their role in providing human services, strengthening communities, and revitalizing neighborhoods. In addition the grant can be used for  training, capacity-building and technical assistance to ensure that grant-funded projects are successfully planned and implemented. 

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.  

Local Business Happenings:
Newly Opened:
  • Dentart: 2106 S. Michigan Ave.
  • GoGrocer: 1401 S. Michigan Ave.
  • Beetlejuice pop up bar: 2239 S. Michigan Ave (open through 11/1)
Opening Soon:
  • Sage Room: 67 E. Cermak
Community Builder Spotlight 
Grace Place

Grace Episcopal Church (founded in 1851) is the second oldest Episcopal congregations in ChicagoIllinois, United States. Since December 1985 it has occupied its 6th location, in a former printing works located at 637 South Dearborn Street in the Printer's Row neighborhood. Now also called Grace Place, the historic 3-story redbrick late 19th century Arts and Crafts building is a contributing property in the South Dearborn Street-Printing House Row North Historic District. Grace Place is also listed in the City of Chicago's Chicago Landmarks Historic Resources Survey.  If you are curious about Grace, you are encouraged to contact them  at (312) 922-1426 or visit their website.

Other Neighborhood Events

CAPS Meetings

Beats 111, 112, 113 & 114
Meetings will be held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meeting this month will be held on November 14, 2019 at 130 N. Garland.

Beats 121,122,123 & 124 
Meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm, with two exceptions: Jul. 9 & Oct. 8. The meetings are held at 525 S. State Street.   The next meeting is November 13 , 2019.

Beat 131 & 132 
Meetings will held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meetings are held at the 1st District Station, 1718 S. State Street. The next meeting is November 19, 2019.

Beat 133
Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. The meeting are held at Prairie Shore, 2901 S. Martin Luther King Drive. The next meeting is  November 20, 2019. 


Northerly Island 
First Friday Astro Club 
Nov. 1 6:30-8:30 pm 

Cool Weather Camping Clinic
Nov. 23, 1:00-2:30 pm

Museum Free Days 
Adler Planetarium : Nov. 8 & 11
Art Institute of Chicago: Every Thursday evening from 5 -8 pm for Illinois residents  
Field Museum: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13
McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum: Free on Sundays
Museum of Science & Industry: Oct. 29, Nov. 18
Shedd Aquarium:  Dec. 4 

Printers Row Park Park Advisory Council
The next meeting, which will include the Advisory Council Election, for the Printers Row Park Advisory Council will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn. 

Grant  Park Advisory Council
Meetings in 2019 and 2020 will be held on
the third Wednesday of each month , except December, at 6:30pm at the Maggie Daley  Field House. Next meeting is November 20

Children's Halloween Party
Oct. 27 3:00-5:00 Glessner House

Family Costume Parade & Trick or Treat
Oct. 31 4:30 (parade) 5:00 (trick or treating) Prairie Ave @ 18th St. 

Columbia College 
The Petty Biennial.2 
Glass Curtain Gallery - Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor
November 7, 2019-February 14, 2020

Opening Reception: Nov. 7   5-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Wintrust Arena and Soldier Field events for a full list of events.

Second Presbyterian Church 

Hot Chocolate 15k/ 5k
Sunday, November 3


SLN Pub Crawl-  October 19