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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  • Round 2: State Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Available Thursday
  • Overnight Public Safety Precautions

    Overnight Public Safety Precautions

    Posted on 08/25/2020


    While CPD does not expect civil unrest to occur, in light of yesterday’s shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, WI, some public safety precautions are in place this evening from 8PM-5AM tomorrow morning. There are currently no changes to public transportation and no access points in place for Downtown.

  • On August 31st: Virtual Community Meeting For The Proposed Development At 1130-1144 West Monroe Street
  • Restricted Downtown Access Continues Through Monday Morning, August 17

    Restricted Downtown Access Continues Through Monday Morning, August 17

    Posted on 08/13/2020

    Notices and Reminders

    Please be advised that the restricted overnight access to the downtown area will continue through the weekend. Restricted access will be in place from 9PM to 6AM each night, ending at 6AM on Monday, August 17. The restricted access to the downtown area is not a curfew. Businesses are not required to close, taxi and ride-hail service can continue, and residents and workers will have access to the downtown area during this time through specific access points. However, businesses throughout the city should take extra precautions and work with their local Chicago Police District to determine area concerns.

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