Cristina Hall

Author: GSLA Editor

South Loop Business Spotlight: Detour 2 Discovery Day School

The GSLA’s mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community.  Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.   In… Read more →

South Loop Business Spotlight: Grant’s Financial Services

The GSLA’s mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community.  Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.   In… Read more →

South Loop Civics: State Assembly, County Commissioner, and Judges…. Oh My!

Introduction It’s not always easy for residents of our neighborhood, especially those who are new neighbors, to navigate the “lay of the land” when it comes to our elected representation in the South Loop. The information contained in this blog post is intended to provide basic information to voters in the South Loop neighborhood regarding a subset of offices which… Read more →

South Loop Business Spotlight: Metropolitan Veterinary Center

The GSLA’s mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community.  Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.   In… Read more →

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 →