Residential Member Update 

March 2014 

In This Issue
New WLCO Business Members
Neighborhood Development
LSC Candidacy Filing Deadline Extended
Upcoming Community Meetings
Daylight Savings Time Begins March 9th
WLCO Business Members In the News
Condo Board Update
West Loop Scoop [Video]

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Dear West Loop Resident:
We are pleased to introduce you to our new, monthly Residential Member Update!
This newest e-blast in the WLCO email arsenal is designed to keep you "in the loop" on important neighborhood news and updates, highlighting those stories that aren't available in our weekly West Loop Insider.
Please take a look and feel free to get back to us with your comments, suggestions and compliments (if you feel so inclined). Email us at
Thanks for your continued support of our great neighborhood!

Martha Goldstein & Laura Benson
West Loop Community Organization
Upcoming WLCO Events
Don't Miss This Insider's Look of West Loop Development

In the Neighborhood
Development Buzz 

Tech Trend: Dan Wagner moved his startup Civis Analytics Inc.
to the newest tech hub, the West Loop
[Image: Stephen J. Serio


  • West Loop officially the new hotspot for tech startups [Details] 
  • Whole Foods newest locations, including 1 N. Halsted, not coming until 2015 [Details]    
  • Vegan & vegetarian fare from Native Foods Cafe coming to 14 S. Clinton St. this May [Details]  
  • Apartments in a converted warehouse at 1313 W. Randolph fetch $32.5 million [Details] 
  • DineAmic Group (River North's Siena Tavern, Public House, Stone Lotus and Bull & Bear) taking over former Dragonfly Mandarin space at 832 W. Randolph [Details] 
  • Cedar Street Commercial acquires office space adjacent to new Google tower, plans retail restaurant for ground floor  [Details]  
  • Missner Group selected for 60,000-sq-ft food service renovation at 400 N. Noble [Details]   
  • Uber moving Midwest HQ to Sterling Bay-owned building at 370 N. Carpenter [Details]
  • Soho House and its three public restaurants opening in the summer [Details]
  • Fast-growing Twitter moving Chicago headquarters to 111 N. Canal [Details]
  • RamenTakeya coming to Fulton Market by summer [Details]
  • Carmichael's Steakhouse building sold [Details]
CPS Extends Candidacy Filing Deadline for Local School Council Elections

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that it has extended its Local School Council (LSC) election candidate filing deadline from February 26 to March 14, giving parents and community members an extra two weeks to submit their nominating forms. 


On April 7, 2014, Local School Council elections will be held at Skinner School, 1260 W. Adams. In the election, parents and community members will have the opportunity to run and vote to fill 8 positions on the school's LSC (6 parent members and 2 community members) and school staff will have the opportunity to vote and fill 3 positions on the LSC (2 teacher members and 1 non-teacher staff member).     


Make a difference!  Run for Skinner's Local School Council. The deadline to file candidate nomination forms for the 2014 LSC Election is March 14th, 2014


LSC elections will also be taking place for Whitney Young High School on April 8, 2014.


Click here for more details

Mark Your Calendars for These Important, Upcoming Community Meetings 

The WLCO would like to make you aware of the following upcoming Community Meetings: 
  • Tuesday, April 1st, 6:00pm (Location TBD) - Community Meeting for the City of Chicago's proposed Fulton-Randolph Plan
  • Wednesday, April 9th, 6:00pm at Merit School of Music - Community Meeting for proposed residential rental tower at 1061-1107 W. Van Buren 
Further details will be sent out via email shortly.
Don't Forget - Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 9th

WLCO News & Updates
Business Members In the News
 Publican's New Chef, Cosmo Goss [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]
  • The Publican gets a new chef [Details] 
  • Sepia still shines, seven years later [Details] 
  • TĘTE Charcuterie brings the meat to Randolph Street [Details]
  • Grant Achatz of Next and The Aviary on why he loves Chicago and some of his favorite hangouts [Details]
  • 2014 James Beard semifinalists announced including One Off Hospitality's
    Donnie Madia, Blackbird's David Posey and Sepia for Outstanding Wine Program [Details]
  • Midtown Education Foundation receives grant from William Blair & Company [Details]
  • Thirteen reasons Green St. Smoked Meats is now the coolest spot in Chicago [Details] 
Your Help Needed for WLCO Condo Board Update
brownstone-apt-garden.jpg Help the WLCO keep our Condo Association Database up-to-date and current! 

By doing so, we can make you and your neighbors aware of pertinent neighborhood updates, street closures, safety alerts, community meetings and more.

Additionally, the WLCO will use this list to include and invite condo board contacts to our annual Condo Board Reception happening later this year.

Please help us by filling out this brief update form below or sending it on to your board president or property manager for completion:

Click here to send us your Condo Board Update by Tuesday, March 25th
Get the Latest West Loop Scoop

Have you seen the WLCO's latest edition of West Loop Scoop featuring some of the newest and best businesses in the neighborhood?


Take a look, share with friends and stay tuned for more Scoop coming soon!


West Loop Scoop - Winter Edition 2014

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