Today, the City of Chicago has 52 polling stations open from 6AM-7PM: each of Chicago's 50 wards, the Loop Super Site (191 North Clark Street), and the United Center (1901 West Madison Street). With changes made this year to voting procedures around the country, however, it is very likely that results will not be completely known until some time after election night. Here are some reminders for voters and businesses during this unique year.

Posted: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Today, the grand jury overseeing the killing of Breonna Taylor involving 3 Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers announced wanton endangerment charges against 1 of the officers. At the request of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), we are preemptively sharing the below public safety reminders in the event of any local civil unrest.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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.

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Effective immediately, there will temporarily be restricted access to the downtown area from 8PM to 6AM beginning this evening. 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.

Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020

Today is National Census Day! By April 1, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of today, April 1, 2020.

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The City Clerk’s office plans to begin selling Residential Parking Permit (RPP) stickers for the residential West Loop zones the third week of January. Learn more about RPPs, and how to get one, through the City Clerk's website.

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020

Please join Alderman Burnett, Jr. and the West Loop Community Organization on Tuesday, January 7 for a community meeting to review and discuss the amendment to the proposed development at 725 West Randolph Street.

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019

The City of Chicago's Department of Water Management will begin work this afternoon to relocate fire hydrants on Fulton Market. Work will begin at approximately 11PM and will continue until tomorrow at 7AM. Water service will be shut off along Fulton Market between Racine and Morgan Streets during this time.

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Every Friday, from September 27-November 22, there will be no parking between 9:00am-12:00pm along Fulton Market between Ogden Avenue and Carpenter Street.

Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is making track improvements to prevent slow zones and to improve rail service on the Green Line. Work will be performed on the elevated tracks from May Street (W) to Halsted Street (E) along Lake Street beginning Friday, July 26 at 10:00PM and ending Monday, July 29 at 4:00AM. The Morgan Station closes at 10:00PM on Friday, five hours after work begins.

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is making track improvements to prevent slow zones and to improve rail service on the Green Line. Work will be performed on the elevated tracks from May Street (W) to Halsted Street (E) along Lake Street beginning Friday, July 12 at 10:00PM and ending Monday, July 15 at 4:00AM. The Morgan Station closes at 10:00PM on Friday, five hours after work begins.

Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is making track improvements to prevent slow zones and to improve rail service on the Green Line. Work will be performed on the elevated tracks from Ogden Avenue (W) to Aberdeen Street (E) along Lake Street beginning Friday, June 21 at 7:00PM and ending Monday, June 24 at 4:00AM. The Morgan Station closes at 11:00PM on June 21, five hours after work begins.

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019

Temporary street closures for this weekend's Taste of Randolph Street begin Thursday, June 13 at 9:00AM and end Monday, June 17 at 6:00AM. Generally, Randolph Street, including the north and south service lanes, and portions of adjacent side streets will be closed to vehicles.

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Fulton Market Streetscape, Halsted Street to Carpenter Street Project Overview

Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, and WLCO couldn't be more excited to participate in all the fun festivities and to see our neighbors dressed in creative costumes! We know how much fun it is to go trick-or-treating, and with the following tips from WLCO's Safety Committee, we hope this year's Halloween is a safe and successful one.

1.  Using Glowsticks or flashlights can help to increase visibility when walking and crossing the streets.

2.  Consider asking children to leave their electronic devices at home so that they are less distracted while walking. If you feel they need their phone in case of emergency, be sure to discuss with them the importance of remaining alert.

3.  It is recommended that kids be accompanied by an adult. Even older kids should have at least one adult to ensure their safety when crossing streets and ringing doorbells.

4.  If you are in a large group with several small kids, be strategic in arranging the adults.  Try to avoid all the adults huddling together in one group behind the kids as they run ahead.  Break up into 2-3 groups and assign a few adults as the “line leaders” and the “caboose.”

5. Take your time when crossing the street. Often the excitement of lots of kids can make us adults a little crazy and we move faster than needed.

6. Use your neighborhood network to announce what time you are trick-or-treating. For example, in the West Loop, many parents have announced they are going out from 5:30pm to 7:30pm because it is a school day. 

7.  Make sure you properly use your outdoor lighting to indicate whether you are participating in trick-or-treating. When you are not home, remember to turn off your house lights. Visit homes with outdoor lighting illuminated.

8.  Discuss with your kids what they should do if they get separated from the group. Make sure they know the phone number of an adult just in case they get caught up with another group of trick-or-treaters as they cross paths.

9.  Make sure your child can see out of their mask and costume. If you find that their mask is uncomfortable, check out all the face painting options and the new face tattoo decals.

10.  If your child’s costume is super wide or long with extra material - remind them to be careful when they approach houses that have pumpkins with live candles.
 

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sidewalk Café owners, we love our outdoor patios/cafés and want to ensure that they are operating in compliance with all of the City of Chicago ordinances. Please take a minute to revisit the 2016 City of Chicago Sidewalk Café Program Application and Information Package.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2016

See attached for 2016 Taste of Randolph Street Closures

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016

This study is being conducted to assess traffic and curbside use in the Fulton-Randolph area and to develop curbside use and traffic management strategies that support current and proposed land uses.

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2015



As required by City of Chicago Landmarks Ordinance, a public hearing on the proposed landmark designation of the Fulton-Randolph Market District will be held by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 201-A, City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle Street. The public hearing procedure is outlined in Sections 2-120-670 and -680 of the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance and Article II of the Commission's Rules and Regulations.

The Ordinance and the Regulations are available from the Commission offices in Room 1101 of City Hall and from the Chicago Landmarks website:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/zlup/Historic_Preservation/Publications/Chicago_Landmarks_Ordinance_2014.pdf ...

Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015

No parking from 3am-7am December 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015

Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014

Need to catch up on the latest West Loop news? Here's what you missed.

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014

WLCO would like to remind the community that the West Loop Pilot Parking Program is still in effect. Please do not park in areas marked with "no parking" signage or you will be subject to a ticket or possible tow. Changes to the program are forthcoming and will be announced as soon as they are implemented.

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

During the weekends of June 13th to 16th, June 20th to 23rd and June 27th to 30th, IDOT will remove pieces of the Ohio Feeder ramp to the Kennedy, as part of the reconstruction of the ramp. This will require partial closures of the ramps from the Kennedy to and from Ohio and Ontario, as well as partial lane closures on the Kennedy.

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Neighborhood kindergarten registration is now underway at Skinner West Elementary School.

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In order to ensure that the most critical roadways in Chicago are kept open to full capacity at all times, the City of Chicago instituted and vigorously enforces a Winter Overnight Parking Ban on 107 miles of vital arterial streets from 3AM to 7AM between December 1 and April 1, regardless of snow.

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013

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