Category: South Loop News

  • Target Store Area Crime Reports

    Recent crime activity near the Target store in the South Loop has raised issues regarding security arrangements in that area. In its 2021 Strategic Plan, Chicago Police District One identified the “Roosevelt Road Corridor” (from Michigan Ave to Des Plaines) as one of its three top priorities. The Target location at Roosevelt Road and Clark […]

  • South Loop Development Roundup

    A reminder: Our Sept. 16 online meeting covered the development and planning issues active in the neighborhood. If you weren’t able to attend, you can view the entire presentation on YouTube. The latest on all South Loop projects can always be found at Dennis McClendon Director of Planning and Development

  • Alderman Dowell’s Ordinance on Dangerous Motorcycles Heard Today in Committee, Jan 9th, 2020

    Today, the City Council Committee on Public Safety held a hearing on Alderman Dowell’s ordinance that asks the City to outline a plan to deal with the illegal and dangerous groups of motorcycle riders that recklessly ride around many neighborhoods in Chicago. Thank you to Chairman Chris Talieferro for holding this important hearing, and to […]

  • New Rules for Deconversion of Condos to Rental

    Amendment to Municipal Code Concerning Sale of Condominium property (SO2019-5753)This ordinance raised the size of the majority needed by a condominium board to vote for the sale of all the building’s units. Currently 75% of a condominium’s voting power is the threshold needed to successfully vote for the sale of all units This ordinance will […]

  • The South Loop Memory Cafe

    The South Loop Village will host a monthly Memory Café on the second Thursday of each month, 2:30—4:30 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue. The first South Loop Memory Café will be held on August 8.The theme will be “Experience India.”The South Loop Memory Café is a monthly social gathering for persons […]

  • South Loop Crime decreased in 2018

    by Roger Marsh, South Loop Neighbors May 10, 2019 Crime reports in the South Loop declined over 7% from 2017 to 2018, according to data presented at a South Loop Neighbors meeting on May 1st. Furthermore, that trend continued in the first quarter of 2019 with another 5% drop. This reversed a trend of slightly […]

  • Unique South Loop Voting Patterns

    According to the preliminary report published by the Chicago Board of Elections, results from the 3rd and 4th Wards show a significant difference between those Wards’ precincts in the South Loop and their non-South Loop precincts, further south. In the mayoral primary, Lightfoot won in both Ward’s South Loop precincts while Preckwinkle won in the […]

  • Jane Bryne Interchange

    In case you missed this doozy last week…all we gotta say is damn (via Chicago Tribune): Drivers, be patient, and find alternate routes if you can. Work on the Jane Byrne Interchange will go on for another four years. That’s the word from the Illinois Department of Transportation, which has been rebuilding what used to be […]

  • High South Loop Voter Turnout by Roger Marsh, South Loop Neighbors

    Voters in the South Loop voted in the November 2018 elections at a higher rate than their counterparts in the rest of Chicago.  In the precincts of the 3rd, 4th, and 25th Wards that are in the South Loop, bounded by the Loop, Lake Michigan, Chicago River, and the Stevenson Expressway, 73.86 % of registered […]

  • Ulrich Sandmeyer, 1948-2018

    Ulrich & Ellen Sandmeyer founded Sandmeyer’s Bookstore in May 1982. The bookstore has served as an anchor for Printers Row and the South Loop for the past 36 years, partnering with local schools, libraries and nonprofits to help transform a neighborhood down on its luck into a thriving hub of city life. Sandmeyer’s has been […]