The West Loop Community Organization (wlco) is a delegate agency of the City of Chicago for the West Loop area. Coordinating public planning, cultivating community development, and encouraging municipal compliance are among our active responsibilities.

Beginning Thursday, June 14, full street closures will be in effect for the 22nd annual Taste of Randolph Street. These closures facilitate festival setup, main event, and breakdown:

2018 Taste of Randolph Street Closures

Thursday, June 14, starting at 9:00 AM

Monday, June 18, ending at 6:00 AM

100 - 150 North Abderdeen, Carpenter, May, Morgan and Sangamon Streets

900 - 1200 West Randolph Street, including north and south service lanes

This year, there will be a private event on ...

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Commemorating the iconic street festival’s 22nd anniversary, the Taste of Randolph Street will bring together the biggest and brightest names in Chicago dining, featuring over sixteen restaurants exemplary for delectable menus and irresistibly unique flavors.

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Check out the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Business Brief providing a look at the present, a vision for the future published April 2018. Chicago’s business community is thriving, with over 60,000 active business licenses. BACP has made incredible efforts to help streamline the business license process. Please contact us with any questions (via email or via telephone 312.666.1991)

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

Learn more about WLCO member, Linda Mitchell.

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018

Join us at Cruz Blanca (904 West Randolph Street) for a community meeting concerning West Loop hospitality businesses in conjunction with the 12th District Police Department.

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join us at Merit School of Music (34 South Peoria Street) on Wednesday, May 28 to discuss the proposed development at 1114 West Fulton Market.

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join us at City Winery (1200 West Randolph Street) on Monday, April 30 to discuss current issues concerning loading zones, particularly on Randolph Street. To RSVP, email us at

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the launch of Fulton Market Expo (FMX), a celebration of local farmers, artists, and makers.

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO), a delegate agency of the City of Chicago, is proud to announce Fulton Market Expo (FMX), an annual celebration of makers, farmers, artists and small businesses. On Saturday, April 7, 2018, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will officially mark the launch of FMX at 1:30 pm at the corner of Fulton Market and Green Street.

Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ready to grab a taste?! We are thrilled to share the official line-up for this year’s @tasteofrandolph. Don’t miss a single moment of the magic hitting the West Loop June 15th-17th

Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Join WLCO and Paco Lebron, Founder ProdigyTeks April 5th at Co-Optim West Loop for networking and Tech Talk from Paco Lebron on "Effective Ways Technology Can Improve Productivity", founder of ProdigyTeks.

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO), a recognized delegate agency of the City of Chicago, is a 501C3, membership organization that represents hundreds of businesses, dozens of local non-profits, and the residential communities within the West Loop boundary. We support economic development, and advocate for continued, responsible growth of the community. WLCO has applied for and has received consideration to establish a Special Service Area to begin in 2020.

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018

The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is proud to announce the Fulton Market Expo (FMX), an annual celebration of local farmers and makers.

Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th Ward) & the West Loop Community Organization are hosting a Community Meeting for: an update on the proposed development located at 900 West Randolph/170 North Peoria

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018

Fulton Market is a unique and rapidly developing corridor. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) initiated the Fulton Market Streetscape project in 2013 to improve safety, upgrade infrastructure, and provide enhancements in response to this development while respecting the historic character of the area. Over the past year, CDOT has been developing the design for Section 2, Carpenter Street to Ogden Avenue, as an extension of Section 1, Halsted Street to Carpenter Street. The project team held over fourteen individual meetings with property owners and developers, two task force meetings, and two public meetings. The final streetscape design is a result of input provided at these meetings and comments made by reviewing agencies.

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

CAPS is hosting an Emergency Action Plan Workshop to provide stakeholders and community members with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of risk identification, development of plans, and emergency management process

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of over 200 of the highest-level classical musicians performing in the Chicago metropolitan area. Governed under a groundbreaking structure of musician leadership, the Society presents concerts at venues throughout the Chicago area that cover the full spectrum of classical music, from Bach to Bernstein and beyond.

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018

West Loop Community Organization celebrates International Women’s Day, a day about unity, reflection, advocacy, action and movement. It’s a day that has been celebrated for over a century and the end is nowhere in sight!

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018

You may have seen Blue Bird Day at Mary Bartelme Park events or Eyas Landing summer camps playing at Union Park in the past. However, their largest community event comes each year in April. April is Autism Awareness month and it is a topic that resonates with Dr. Mraz, the staff and the clients at both organizations. As a way to give back, Dr. Mraz created and hosts the Expressions Gala. The Expressions Gala is a night of eating, drinking, networking and fundraising where 100% of the proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks.

Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018

Birk Creative, a brand strategy and professional training and development agency that collaborates with enterprise-level and enterprise-thinking businesses small and global to creatively help them reach their customer, stakeholder and supplier acquisition goals through branding, advertising, design and technology.

Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. are hosting the 2nd Annual City-Wide Job/Career Fair on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Jesse White Community Center - 412 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago. If your company would like to participate, please complete and return the Employer Registration Form by no later than Friday, March 16.

Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018

SVN Chicago Commercial is happy to be celebrating 10 years in the Neighborhood as the largest commercial brokerage in the West Loop.

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018

Please join the 12th District Community Relations Office for a free workshop covering the important topics of street safety and crime prevention awareness.

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018

Ramenfest is back for its 4th year! A far cry from what was once known as a cheap, college student pantry staple, ramen has taken the states by storm with new, authentic shops popping up all around the country. On Sunday, February 18th, Chef Bill Kim of urbanbelly and bellyQ will be inviting chefs from around the city to prepare their culinary interpretations of this classic dish. Over twenty chefs will try their hand at ramen and you'll have the chance to taste them all and vote for your favorite! Truly a day filled with: ramen, booze, arts & more!

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018

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