Established in 1991, The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit delegate agency of the City of Chicago. Coordinating public planning, supporting economic development, and cultivating community programming within the West Loop are among our active responsibilities. We provide valuable assistance to area residents and businesses by serving as a liaison to municipal departments, assisting businesses with a variety of licensing and permitting requests, and issuing recommendations on proposed developments in the area.

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  • Public Safety Resources And Updates Re: Recent Protests

    Public Safety Resources And Updates Re: Recent Protests

    Posted on 05/31/2020

    News

    Today, the City of Chicago announced new precautionary measures to further ensure the health and safety of residents and the hundreds of peaceful protestors participating in rallies. As part of these efforts, the City announced that multiple routes to the Central Business District will be temporarily reduced today following multiple public safety incidents and property damage that occurred overnight.

  • Epidemiological Factors Guiding Chicago’s Phase 3 Re-Opening Beginning June 3

    Epidemiological Factors Guiding Chicago’s Phase 3 Re-Opening Beginning June 3

    Posted on 05/29/2020

    COVID-19

    Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that Chicago is on track to transition to Phase 3 of the “Protecting Chicago” framework and will begin re-opening on Wednesday, June 3. Cautiously reopening in Phase 3 will still require strict physical distancing but will begin to allow for some industries to start reopening in consideration of various epidemiological factors.

  • Virtual Community Meeting For The Proposed Development At 19 North May Street
  • Phase 3 Re-Opening Information And Updates

    Phase 3 Re-Opening Information And Updates

    Posted on 05/26/2020

    COVID-19

    Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that Chicago is on track to be ready to move to phase three of its reopening framework in early June. Based on our progress on several key health metrics, the City is poised to transition from phase two (“Stay-at-Home”) to phase three (“Cautiously Reopen”), as outlined in the updated “Protecting Chicago” framework, sometime in early June.

  • Notice of Business License Extension Due To COVID-19

    Notice of Business License Extension Due To COVID-19

    Posted on 05/21/2020

    COVID-19

    Please be advised that on May 20, 2020, the Chicago City Council passed Ordinance 2020-2372, a COVID-19 emergency-related measure to extend the licenses that expire during the pandemic. Licenses issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (“BACP”) under Title 4 or Title 9 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (“MCC”) with an expiration date on or after March 15, 2020 will hereby be considered active until 30 days after this ordinance is repealed.

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