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November  2018   Newsletter 
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Annual Meeting 

Wed. Dec. 5


Loft Walk 

Sat. Dec. 15

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Annual Meeting 
Wed. Dec. 5
Grace Place 637 S. Dearborn 
7:00 pm 
Join the South Loop Neighbors for our annual meeting focusing on happenings in the neighborhood, voting for the new board, and discussing the upcoming year. 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King and 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell were both invited to join us for this meeting. Roger Marsh will give a presentation on crime in the neighborhood. 

Call for Board Members 

Contact us if you're interested in running for the board. 

If you're interested in being on the board or would like to nominate a neighbor, please email by December 1. 

Loft Walk 
Sat. Dec. 15 
noon - 5:00 pm

This is our 20th Anniversary Loft Walk! To celebrate the occasion, we will be doing a special "Deck the Halls" version of the Loft Walk. 

If you're proud of your loft and how you've decorated it, don't keep it a secret! Show off a little!

We are still looking for a couple of additional residences to feature on our annual Loft Walk. We are also in need of volunteers.  Willing to feature your loft or willing to volunteer? Send an email to

Advance ticket: $30 


South Loop Elementary 
Construction on South Loop Elementary is well under way. Photograph is progress as of November 18, 2018. 

No Amazon HQ2 in South Loop 
Chicago didn't win the bid for Amazon's headquarters 2, but Related Midwest's "The 78" still plans to proceed with their development. 

The 78
A development plan for the 78, the large vacant area southwest of Clark and Roosevelt, was approved by Plan Commission last week. The filing primarily clears the way for infrastructure construction to begin, but also grants approval for up to 10,000 dwelling units on the parcel. 

New TIF District 
The city is creating a new TIF district that will pay for infrastructure improvements for The 78. The new TIF district will only cover the vacant land in The 78 and Cotton Tail Park, which is anticipated to be affected by construction of a new red line station at 15th and Clark. While the TIF anticipates a new red line station at 15th and Clark, the new station was not part of the plan development filing. 

The latest South Loop development news can always be found at


Holiday Train 
The CTA holiday train begins running this week. Click here for further details. 

  • Stub Hub: 40 E. Balbo Dr. 
Changing Locations 
  • Living the Language International Daycare: 2111 S. Michigan Ave.
  • Chase Branch at Dearborn and Harrison 

Sue the T-Rex
Will find a new home on the second floor of the Field Museum on December 21. 

Chicago Mercy Medical Hospital 
On November 19, 2018, there was an active shooter situation at the hospital that resulted in 4 dead including a police officer, emergency room doctor, hospital employee, and the gunman. 

Thanksgiving Refuse and Recycling Schedule 
There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Thursday November 22. All city-collected refuse will be service Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

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

Other Neighborhood Events

CAPS meetings

Learn about crime in your neighborhood: 

Women's Park

Winter Activities- Click here
for registration and additional information. Registration begins December 4.

Millennium Park 
Caroling at Cloud Gate: Fridays November 23, 30, December 7, 14
Wednesday December 12 
Click here for times 

Northerly Island 
I See Comets 
December 7 6:30-8:30 pm 
Columbia College Theater Department 
High Fidelity
November 28- December 8 Studio 404 72 E. 11th Street 

Painting Party 
Monday, December 3 6:00 pm, Bottle & Bottega 
Click here to register. 

Glessner House 


Pub Crawl:   October 20