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West Loop Soccer Club was founded in Summer 2015 by Milos Bajic, professional youth soccer coach, with a single mission: to provide a superior and consistent youth soccer program for an affordable price. Our first community clinic had more coaches than kids in attendance. Fast forward three years, and club has grown to nearly two hundred and fifty members. In addition to our Pre-Travel and After School programs, we also offer Competitive/Travel programs. Currently four of our teams, ages U8-U12, compete in a league against the best academies from the city and suburbs.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018

On October 9, 2018, the Department of Planning and Development held a public meeting for Mayor Emanuel's Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor. A summary of the meeting, as well, as its materials, are now posted and the City of Chicago is accepting public feedback on this information until November 9.

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) lends its support to the 9th Annual Small Business Saturday® on November 24, 2018 and Shop Small® Movement to drive commerce to small businesses. Small Business Saturday celebrates the diversity of small businesses across the U.S. and the West Loop Community Organization recognizes the importance of supporting small businesses, the jobs they help create, and the culture they instill in local communities. Find out how the West Loop Community Organization is supporting our local businesses.

Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Environmental Analysis Inc. (EAI) was founded in 1994 as a minority (Hispanic) woman owned and operated environmental consulting firm located in the Fulton Market District in Chicago, IL. EAI’s environmental expertise and cutting-edge innovation allows for the delivery of high quality, cost-sensitive environmental contracting solutions to manage today’s environmental challenges. EAI’s mission is to consistently exceed customer’s expectations by delivering high quality environmental services within the regulatory, economic and time constraints which drive each project.

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

Join the West Loop Community Organization for our next West Loop Night, at Blind Barber as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. There will be food, drinks, and live music entertainment. Please register ahead of time.

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

Are you a collector, an owner of a custom ride, or simply have an appreciation for wheels that go round? Join the Morgan Street Motor Club crew for an end of summer celebration in the heart of Fulton Market. Entries for Motor Club spaces will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, registration is open now! Food, drink, merch, art, music, cars, bikes, and much more… See you there!

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) would like to comment on an article recently published in Block Club Chicagoconcerning Thor Equities’ proposed development in Fulton Market.

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dr. Ryan Kirkpatrick of Balanced Approach Chiropractic Care is excited about moving his practice from Lakeview to the thriving West Loop! Using a balanced approach to treating his patients he utilizes a wide range of chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, pain relief, and sports medicine protocols to get the unmatched results for his patients.

Posted: Monday, October 8, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is advising on the possibility of public assembly within or passing through the West Loop neighborhood. This note is not an expectation of unrest.

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The intersection of Fulton and Morgan will be temporarily closed from Monday, Oct. 1st (7am) through Friday, Oct. 5th (4pm) to prep the street and install granite pavers.

Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located in Room 805 and Room 1103 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

Using the story of it's founder, Sunny Akhigbe, as inspiration, A Boy and His Dream Foundation seeks to provide youth the ability to take charge of their lives, and overcome obstacles and adversities. Their goal is to inspire struggling youth to realize there is hope for their future, and to inspire change. A Boy and His Dream attempts to achieve this through homelessness engagement, speaking events, and pro-bono workshops for youth.

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

New license structure allows innovative entrepreneurs to test concepts, businesses to utilize vacant store fronts.

Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018

A temporary street closure will be in place for the intersection of Fulton and Sangamon beginning at 7am on Monday, Sept. 24 and will remain closed until Friday, Sept. 28th The temporary closure will allow for prep work and installation of the granite pavers. Pedestrian access will be maintained/allowed throughout the area during this time.

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

A Street Closure permit for a Special Event has been issued for today- Friday, September 21st. The street closure is from 11am-8pm along Fulton between Carpenter and Morgan (1000-1057 W. Fulton) Pedestrian access will be maintained/allowed throughout the area during this time

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

Join the West Loop Community Organization on Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm-7pm at Bennett Day School (955 W Grand) for an interactive presentation on keeping children safe while they use technology. The presentation will be led by Paco LeBron, founder of ProdigyTeks Inc. and technology expert. Please RSVP.

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

CHICAGO — During the 16th Edition of the London Design Festival — an international gathering of the world’s greatest design thinkers, practitioners, retailers, and educators — West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) Brand Manager Sevy Perez will present a new place branding theory at the inaugural Brand Design Conference hosted by the University of West London. Sevy’s methodology is piloted throughout WLCO's new Made Better brand, first launched at Google’s West Loop headquarters on November 2, 2017. The London Design Festival takes place between September 15-23, 2018, while the Brand Design Conference takes place between September 21-22, 2018.

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Within the Chicago area, Pooch Hotel operates 5 locations, including cat and dog resorts near each Airport, 2 neighborhood dog hotels in Lincoln Park and West Loop, and 1 neighborhood doggie daycare in South Loop. They are open 24 hours every day of the year, so you can check-in/out according to your schedule or travel needs. Pooch Hotel locations offer all-suite boarding, doggie daycare, webcams, training, grooming and our trusted staff are all certified pet care professionals. With their weekday daycare shuttle, the West Loop location caters to busy pet parents who need a place for their pups to stay and play while they are at work all day.

Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018