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October Neighbors’ Night Out summary – Litter, pests, stormwater, snow a pain, but no big deal

October’s Neighbors’ Night Out drew a strong and lively crowd – including Ward 3 Alderman Pat Dowell – to Square One for a discussion of litter, pests, stormwater and snow. Attendees were generally very positive about the low frequency of these nuisances and generally solid management of them in the South Loop. There were some specific problems mentioned, such as… Read more →

September Neighbors’ Night Out summary – Neighbors want a little of everything as McCormick Place expands

The September Neighbors’ Night Out drew about 60 area residents and business owners to Motor Row Brewing for an update on all things McCormick Place from Lori Healey, the CEO of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority. Brian Murphy encouraged area businesses to consider the South Loop Business Exchange, and GSLA Board member Cristina Bothe-Hall discussed our re-launch of the… Read more →

August Neighbors’ Night Out summary – Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians ALL need to open their eyes

August’s Neighbors’ Night Out at Spoke & Bird focused on pedestrian and cycling issues. It was a beautiful evening and we appreciated everyone taking the time to gather on Spoke & Bird’s great outdoor patio. A special thanks to Alderman Dowell and Brian Freedman from the 3rd Ward for being part of the conversation and also fielding general questions about updates in… Read more →

July Neighbors’ Night Out Summary – Riverfront bars and open space wanted

July’s Neighbors’ Night Out at Flo and Santo’s focused on riverfront development from Harrison Ave south to Ping Tom Park. This stretch is slated to be redeveloped in the coming years, with groundbreaking at the Riverline development expected this fall. The 30ish South Loop residents in attendance were joined by members of the Riverline team of CMK, Lend Lease, and Perkins… Read more →

June Neighbors’ Night Out feedback – Major events in the neighborhood are big fun, big hassle

June’s Neighbors’ Night Out at Bureau Bar focused on major event management in the South Loop – e.g., Bears game, Grant Park festivals, 5k runs. Here’s a summary of feedback received from attendees: Top challenges related to large public events in SL Need better sense of the collection of events taking place permit parking on certain streets; parking for guests… Read more →


We are a non-traditional steak house with a twist. We have 20 beers on tap, over 65 craft, domestic and import bottles of beer, a delicious selection of fine wine, and a crazy good selection of spirits most of which you will not find in any other steakhouse in Chicago. We are conveniently located in the Roosevelt Collection Mall, next… Read more →

Website Design And Development by Prairie1515

A website design and development company, Prairie1515 is located in Chicago South Loop. Our website development team is dedicated to building a site that best suits your business and marketing needs. Our web design firm specializes in custom website design, digital marketing, and search engine optimization (SEO). We develop, design, host, maintain and market websites for all types of businesses… Read more →

Board of Directors 2015-16

From Deb Soehlig, incoming President: As the incoming President of the Greater South Loop Association, I’d like to offer a HUGE thank you to Jeanette Johnson, our outgoing President for her years of outstanding service as Vice President and President. It makes my term much easier to follow in the footsteps of someone who cares so passionately about our community… Read more →

Development Update

We are receiving inquiries about developments that may be proposed for the South Loop, especially along S. Michigan. Details are hard to come by right now. We invite you to report any known details you have learned to us so that we may share them with the community. As rumored proposals develop into actual proposals, we will seek a presentation… Read more →