January Neighbor’s Night Out: Transportation Updates with CDOT

Neighbors gathered at Baderbrau for the GSLA’s January NNO, to hear updates from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) on local transportation infrastructure projects.  Jeff Sriver from CDOT (also a South Loop resident) provided an overview of the scope of CDOT’s work and recent projects in the area, then shared updates on upcoming projects and initiatives.  CDOT Project Updates: Street… Read more →

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all – cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows. Doing so is part of being a good neighbor, and helps all of us get around more… Read more →

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you’ll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop. Events: Our Events calendar has been refreshed, and we’ve added some… Read more →

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November.  We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop.  The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar. There were 306 respondents… Read more →

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and… Read more →

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

 About the survey: The objective of the survey was to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy. The survey is similar in structure and scope to a survey used by the Coalition… Read more →

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor’s Night Out.  Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule. The hot topic from attendees was… Read more →

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

At the October GSLA Neighbors’ Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning—the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will—joined the… Read more →

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

(The names have been changed to protect the innocent) “I ended up on my building’s board kind of by accident… I’ve never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I’m supposed to do.”  – Lucy, new board member “Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us…… Read more →