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Loop Advisories

The Chicago Loop is periodically affected by construction work, public events, filmmaking, and other projects. Stay up to date on current advisories, and view the latest updates.

Last updated ON July 18 at 1 P.m.


Protests and Street Closures

Friday, July 19 (Unknown hours)
[F**K] the DNC Friday


• 001 District: Cook County Democratic Party HQ: 134 N. La Salle St., Suite 1220 

• 001 District: McCormick Place - 2301 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Saturday, July 20 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)
21st Annual Disability Pride Parade

This parade will assemble at Van Buren and Plymouth Ct. and head north on Dearborn to Daley Plaza - 50 W. Washington St. 

Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention will take place in Milwaukee from July 15 through July 18, 2024. The City of Milwaukee is posting answers to these frequently asked questions to address a wide range of topics that may be of interest to residents, businesses, and visitors. See FAQ for any concerns on potential impacts of the RNC in Chicago here: Frequently Asked Questions (milwaukee.gov).

Tuesday, July 23 (7 p.m.)
Surround The Capitol! Get On the Bus to D.C. From Chicago!

This group will assemble at 140 S. Columbus Dr.

NASCAR Chicago Street Closures

Demobilization: Street closures will continue until the track wall, fence, and viewing structures are demobilized. All NASCAR-related demobilization activities are expected to conclude by the end of the day on July 18.

State/Lake Station Project Utility Work Update
Update –  6/17/24

CDOT, the Alderman’s office, and Chicago Loop Alliance are committed to keeping stakeholders as informed as possible as advance relocations by utility companies continues. Work status updates are below. If your business or building’s utility service(s) are affected by the ongoing work, the utility company will contact you directly. All dates and durations listed below are approximate, weather dependent, and subject to change.

ComEd (electricity):

  1. Construction on the south side of Lake St between Dearborn St and State St is ongoing. This work will occur primarily in the parking lane along the south side of the street but the south lane will also be closed during the day (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, a slight difference from the below standard). When the south lane is closed, right turns onto southbound State St will also be prohibited. The north lane will remain open, and both lanes will be open in the evening and overnight. This work is expected to last for 3 more weeks.
  2. ComEd (electricity) work on Lake St between State St and west of Harold Washington College will start 7-8-24, although some preliminary preparation work is now underway. This work is expected to last for approximately 2 months. When this work is underway, Lake St will be closed to vehicular traffic between State St and Wabash Ave daily from approximately 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, as the new ComEd line is directly under the center of the roadway and there is not a safe means to maintain traffic while excavation is open. The roadway will reopen each afternoon with steel plates covering the excavation and close the following morning. CTA bus routes 146 and 148 will be re-routed during this time period as well; CTA will issue communication via their website and posted signs.

Western Utility (telecoms):

  1. Western Utility (telecoms) work on Lake St between Dearborn St and State St is expected to start following completion of ComEd work in this area.


Peoples Gas (natural gas) and CenTrio (chilled water) work is complete.

Work Hours
ComEd and Western Utility will generally be working daytime hours. Daytime hours are typically 9:00-4:00 M-F and 8:00-8:00 Sat. Utility companies are aware of and required to abide by the Chicago noise ordinance, which limits noisy work in overnight hours.

Helpful Tips:

Chicago Loop Alliance encourages everyone to be aware of standard security procedures. Loop stakeholders are urged to take the following precautions:

  • Get alerts from Notify Chicago on various emergency and non-emergency situations in your area.
  • The city reminds the public to remain aware and cautious. CPD has provided tips on how to prevent becoming a carjacking victim. 
  • Consider an optional tool for business owners to assist CPD with chronic trespassing issues. To enroll in the program, please find helpful Trespass Affidavit Program forms here
  • Learn more about the city’s Home and Business Protection Program to aid in the protection and safety of the city here. You can also join the OEMC network of Private Sector Camera Initiative here
  • The city reminds the public to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious, notify onsite security or call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. 
  • Sign up for Smart911 to help first responders rapidly assist in the case of an emergency.
  • Pay attention to the entrance of your business, and consider your current security measures.
  • Make sure Chicago Loop Alliance has current contact information for your business by emailing info@chicagoloopalliance.com with full contact information. Watch for emails from CLA containing security or other pertinent information.

Film Notices

There are currently no film notices impacting the Loop. 

Social Services 

Need help and don't know where to turn? 

2-1-1 hotline:

You can now talk to a local navigator by calling 2-1-1, texting your zip code to 898211, or by visiting 211MetroChicago.org. This service is free, fast, local, confidential, and available 24/7. 

211 Metro Chicago connects you to the help you need such as: 

  • Childcare
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Food Assistance
  • And much more!

9-8-8 Crisis Hotline: 

As of July 16, 2022, all phone companies and text messaging providers are required to route all 9-8-8 calls and text messages to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. To learn more, visit www.fcc.gov/988Lifeline.


Latest data

Chicago Loop Alliance recommends consulting the following websites for the most up to date information regarding the virus:

Sign up for emergency alert system for businesses

The city of Chicago is rolling out a new program to provide emergency alerts to businesses. Local business owners can text "CHIBIZ" to 67283 or visit chicago.gov/chibizalerts to opt in to get the alerts. Businesses will be asked to submit some details specific to their business so that the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Office of Emergency Management and Communication can send targeted alerts to specific areas of the city, as needed.

Transit updates

  • CTA
    View CTA updates here.
  • PACE
    View PACE updates here.
  • Metra
    View Metra updates here.
  • South Shore Line
    View South Shore Line updates here.
  • Divvy Bike Sharing 
    View Divvy Bike updates here.

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