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April  2018   Newsletter 
SLN Events

Clean & Green 

Sat., April 21, 9 am

Printer's Row Park


Condo Presidents Roundtable

Sat., May 5

899 S. Plymouth Ct. 


Yard Sale 

Sat., June 9, 8 am

Dearborn Park 

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Clean and Green 
Printer's Row Park 
Saturday April 21 at 9:00 am

Join us in celebrating Earth Day by cleaning up Printer's Row Park. Please bring gloves, trash bags, & any garden tools that you wish to use. We'll have some extras in case you need them. RSVP to .

Yard Sale Saturday
Yard Sale
Dearborn Park                         
Sat., June 9, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join SLN for our annual Yard Sale. Reserve your space by emailing  

Condo Presidents Roundtable 
899 S. Plymouth Ct. Party Room                        
Sat., May 5, 10:00 am-noon

Are you a condo board president? If so, join us (or send a representative) to meet other area board members, exchange ideas, discuss happenings in the neighborhood, and foster a sense of community. 



Lend-Lease has chosen 
"Southbank" as the name for its portion of the project being developed both north and south of River City. Chicago developer CMK will continue development south of River City under the Riverline name.

Southbank's first building, called Ancora, is topped-out and almost fully enclosed.  Ancora is 29 stories with 420 apartments. Earthmoving is well under way for the project's riverwalk extension, expected to open to the public in 2019.

14th & Wabash

Development of the former Columbia College scenery shop at 14th and Wabash may happen sooner than later.

The agenda for the city's April 27 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting includes four relatively minor requests for variations related to development of two buildings on the site: a 15-story building containing 199 units at 51 E. 14th, and a 10-story building containing 62 units at 1419 S. Wabash. The corner building would include parking for 88 vehicles, serving both addresses. Both buildings would include ground-floor retail spaces.


A roundup of what's planned or under construction in the South Loop, much like the presentation given at South Loop Neighbor's annual meeting each year, is now available and kept updated in a new section of our website: SouthLoopUpdate. Check it out.


  • South Loop Elementary Election: April 18
    • For more information: click here

  • Jones College Prep Election: April 19 
    • For more information: click here
  • New Traffic Patterns in effect
    • On Thursday, April 22nd, the Chicago Department of Transportation will be installing signs to make the following streets one-way:
      • Cullerton St. from the first alley east of Indiana Ave. to Calumet Ave. - one-way east
      • Prairie Ave. from Cermak Rd. to 21st St. - one-way north

  • Openings:
    • Taco Madre at 823 S. State is officially opened
    • USA Vein Clinic is coming to 41 W. Congress
    • Bob's Furniture is coming to Roosevelt Rd by the Dan Ryan
    • Mikkey's Retro Grill is coming to 2026 S. Clark
    • Sharks Fish & Chicken is being rebuilt at State and Cermak
  • Closings:
    • Square One Cocktail Bar at 14th and Michigan closes
    • Budget Car Rental at 714 S. Wabash closing on 4/24/18
  • Row 24 at 2411 S. Michigan Ave. is recognized as one of the best new 2018 event spaces 

Other Neighborhood Events

CAPS meetings

Learn about crime in your neighborhood: 

4th Ward Shred A-Thon 
April 28 8:30-11:30 am 
748 S. Dearborn St. 

Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts
April 25 7:30 pm
Symphony Center: 220 S. Michigan Ave. 
Columbia College Theater Department 
The Conference of the Birds
April 18-28
Purchase tickets online at

Women's Park
Register now for Spring 2018 Programs 
Northerly Island 
Family Fishing 
Sat. May 5, 8:00 - 11:00 am

Chicago Park District 
Summer Camp & Park Programming Registration Opens April 23 and 24 (online) and April 28 (in person)
More info click  here

Dragon Lights Chicago 
March 30-May 6 
Soldier Field    
Purchase tickets  here

Annual Members Dinner: April 8, 2018

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