The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has completed the design work to stripe Randolph from Halsted to Morgan soon. Orange No Parking signs will be posted in advance of the work, which is dependent on weather. Randolph Street businesses and their valet partners should remain extra vigilant until striping is complete to avoid interruptions of service.

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis became legal throughout the State of Illinois. The City of Chicago has its own laws and ordinances regarding the use of recreational cannabais (as well as medicinal cannabis), and we wanted to share them with you.

Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) and the West Central Association (WCA) were notified of Mayor Lightfoot’s proposal to help close more of the gap in the City’s budget by metering the West Loop. The proposed parking meters will be placed within the predominantly commercial district, from Halsted (E) to Ashland (W) and Grand (N) to Roosevelt (S). This is our response to the City's plan.

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A team consisting of boys and girls born in 2011 and 2010 represented West Loop in a city-wide Winter Soccer League. They won the championship title among their peers with a regular season record of 5-2-0 with three straight wins in the playoffs. We're thrilled to share this great news!

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Capitol Cement Co., Inc. has received a permit for a temporary roadway closure of Fulton Market for one block from Aberdeen to May Streets. They began implementing temporary roadway closures on the morning of Monday, March 25.

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Chicago will hold its mayoral and aldermanic elections on Tuesday, February 26. All 50 seats of the Chicago City Council, alongside elections for City Clerk of Chicago and City Treasurer of Chicago, will be decided. If no candidate receives a majority of votes for any office (more than 50% of the vote), runoff general elections will be held on April 2.

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is starting construction on the second phase of the Fulton Market streetscape when spring begins. This section will impact Fulton Market between Carpenter and Ogden streets.

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

Thank you to all who attended the final Fulton Market Streetscape – Section 2 Project Public Meeting on January 25, 2018!

Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018

More Than Milestones is a parent and baby educational play program at LEEP Forward, in partnership with Stages Performing Arts and the parent community at Imagination Children's Academy. This is a monthly parent and baby educational play group for newborns to early walkers.

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017

Due to the concerns of safety and security in the area, CDOT will begin the initial installation of the proposed street lighting on Fulton between Halsted and Carpenter. Installation will begin on Monday, December 11th, 2017.

Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017

If you have any information about this incident, Please call the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8380

Posted: Friday, December 1, 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: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

Posted: Monday, October 2, 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: Wednesday, September 20, 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 29, 2017

Non-profit brings art to residents throughout Chicago’s 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 ...

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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