Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

West Loop Community Organization lends its support to 8th Annual Small Business Saturday® and Shop Small® Movement to drive commerce to small businesses.

Posted: Monday, October 2, 2017

West Loop Scoop Feature: LEEP Forward, a Proud Partner in the National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

West Loop Community Organization, Rich Alapack , We All Live Here and Bridgford Foods join forces to unify the community through the arts with a mosaic mural and kick off WLCO's initiative to "Light up Lake"

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rock climbing can be intimidating, especially as a woman since it’s a sport typically dominated by men. Maybe this is why it is not surprising that Climb Like a Girl was created and what makes it unique from other classes offered, is that this course was specifically created by women for women.

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Non-profit brings art to residents throughout Chicagos Neighborhoods

CHICAGO The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit is pleased to announce that the final piece in the installation of 50 large-scale sculptures will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:30 am at 846 West Fulton Market Place.

Google is the sponsor for a new sculpture that will enliven the West Loop Fulton Street Market District for the coming year. Prairie Needle, by Chicago artist, Terrence Karpowicz is made of granite, steel and polymer and is 12 tall and 3 square. Google is sponsoring a total of four sculptures, with additional pieces located in Avondale, West Garfield Park and Lincoln Park. "Google is proud to call the West Loop our home and look forward to contributing to the arts and culture that make ...

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

In 2015, Rich was an ad sales executive at Tumblr who grew frustrated with the negative perception people had in other cities about Chicago. "People were always asking me how many bullets I dodged on the way to work. It's hard to be a city that's healing when you constantly hear how terrible you are. I wanted to do something about that."

Posted: Friday, July 7, 2017

Discuss Proposed Development at 101-125 N. May/118-124 N. Aberdeen/1112-1124 W. Washington

Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017



Thank you for your recent participation in the West Loop Design Guidelines process! Between the community workshop and online survey, we had more than 250 West Loop stakeholders provide input on initial concepts.

Right now, were using all of that good input to craft a set of draft guidelines that reflect a balanced, shared vision for future development in the West Loop. A summary of community input gathered to date is attached to this email and will be available online later this week.

We hope you will continue to join the conversation and help us refine the draft guidelines once they are ready for public review. Were aiming to host our next public workshop the week of July 10. Please keep that in mind, and well confirm a date, time and venue as soon as ...

Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is proud to be a partner in the One Chicago campaign

Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017

The most recent discovery of prejudice-motivated graffiti on west loop streets has been more than alarming and heartbreaking. Hate crimes (a crime, usually violent, motivated by prejudice or intolerance toward an individual’s national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability) are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If you see someone in the act of vandalism or any other crime, please call 911. Please do not approach them, let the Police handle the situation.

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public…and it’s FREE! West Loop Community Organization is proud to be the District Coordinator for the Near West Side. The following is a list of the sites in the Near West Side as well as the hours they will be open this weekend.

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016

Today, the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) proudly announced the addition of five new leaders to its Board of Directors.

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Are Chicagoans ready to up their lumberjack game? Canadian company, Bad Axe Throwing, is bringing tournament style axe-throwing competitions to local thrill seekers in the West Loop. Have you ever thrown an axe for sport? We here at WLCO haven’t either…yet.

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Changes to Chicago’s zoning codes have been made through the new Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus, which will allow developers the option to increase their allowed floor area ratio after paying into the fund.

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Neighborhood restaurant offers approachable fine dining in a comfortable, stylish environment

Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2016

Green City Market is returning to the West Loop with some help from WLCO and Crayton Advisors who helped to secure their new location.

Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Long time WLCO members, Matt and Andrea Raney of Raney Images are leaving Chicago and heading to Dallas, Texas to begin the next chapter of their lives. WLCO would like to thank Matt and Andrea for their years of service to the West Loop. Raney Images has been by our side, capturing many of our special moments, in particular Taste of Randolph and West Loop Art Fest

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016

WLCO attended Smack Shack's opening event in the West Loop, and the venue, food, and ambiance were nothing short of incredible!

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

As the media has reported, at approximately 2:30am on Sunday morning, there was a shooting on the 1100 block of West Randolph Street which claimed the life of one young man and injured another.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Reform Would Add More Than $400 Million to Local Economy Annually

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Following today's hearing and media reports regarding a landmark proposal for the Fulton Market district, the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) released the following statement

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Following an official ruling for the permanent closure of Sawtooth Restaurant by the City of Chicago earlier today, the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) released the following statement

Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015

Rana Mack, owner of Sawtooth Restaurant and Lounge, said the Randolph spot is closed.

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2015

Following news of a shooting which left a man critically wounded outside of Sawtooth early on Saturday morning, the West Loop Community Organization released a statement.

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ramen Takeya opens next week at 819 W. Fulton Market in the West Loop.

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