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March 2018   Newsletter 
SLN Events

Members Dinner

Sun., April 8, 1 pm
Lobo Rey
1307 S. Wabash

Clean & Green 

Sat., April 21, 9 am

Printer's Row Park


Yard Sale 

Sat., June 9, 8 am

Dearborn Park 

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Members Dinner
Lobo Rey,  1307 S. Wabash 
1:00-3:00 pm, April 8

FREE to Members 
$35 for Non-Members

Join SLN for our annual Members' Dinner. Taco buffet will begin at 1:30 pm. Each participant will receive two drink tickets good for a glass of house red or white wine or a bottle/can of Mexican beer. RSVP on Eventbrite.

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

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

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


That Mysterious Dome
A new dome on the vacant "Riverside Park" site south of Roosevelt has intrigued the South Loop since it went up in early March.   It now appears to be a presentation pavilion where owner Related Midwest can showcase their site for visiting Amazon executives looking at various cities for Amazon's "Headquarters 2." They'll be visiting Chicago in late March.

The Teflon fabric-covered geodesic dome sits atop a 15-foot-high stage structure, which offers a view out over the 62-acre site between Clark and the river, as well as a view of the Loop skyline less than a mile to the north.   The development site is one of four that Chicago has put forward for Amazon's consideration, along with an undisclosed package of public aid to lure the online giant here.

Related's plans for the project have not been publicly disclosed, though they did have to provide intersection locations to the city, which will be constructing the Wells-Wentworth Connector through the site this year.   TIF money to fund the new road expires at the end of the year.   Related is also expected to move the Metra Rock Island tracks west, away from Clark Street, to improve access into the site.  

North of Roosevelt, the partners developing Riverline, the big project both north and south of River City, have decided to divide the property.   Chicago developer CMK will continue development south of River City under the Riverline name.   Lend-Lease, a big international REIT, will use a new name as they develop the land north of Polk.   The first building in that area, named Ancora, is topped-out and largely enclosed.   Ancora is 29 stories with 420 apartments.

The land right at the corner of Harrison & Wells is owned by a yet another developer, who are said to be planning two 14-story buildings there with a total of 346 apartments.   The project needs no rezoning approvals, and developer Wood Partners, who developed Alta Roosevelt at Polk and Financial, hopes to begin construction next month.


  • Former 1st District Police Commander Robert Klich retired in February, capping off over 35 years serving and protecting residents of the City of Chicago. 
  • Lowcountry has opened at 1132 S. Wabash and is serving Southern seafood boils. If you like seafood boils, Asian Cajun has also recently opened at 2115 S. State.
  • 1st District Police Department gets an additional 18 police officers starting this month. The 1st district covers Roosevelt Rd. to 31st Street, Clark St. to Lake Shore Drive.

Other Neighborhood Events

CAPS meetings

Learn about crime in your neighborhood: 

Easter Egg Hunt
Sun. March 31 noon- 2:00 pm 
Click here for tickets. 

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 
First Friday Astro Club 
Fri. April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Family Fishing 
Sat. May 5, 8:00 - 11:00 am


Candidates Forum 5th State Assembly Dist.: Feb. 27

Condo Boards President Meeting: March 3

Candidates Forum 8th Subcircuit Judicial and 3rd Dist. Cook County Commissioner.: March 6

South Loop Trivia: March 12 

Community Builder/ Partners 

Grace Place 

Grace Place is renting out a first floor office space, nonprofit tenants preferred. Further details can be found here.