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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 April 11  at 12 p.m.

POTENTIAL TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Protests and Street Closures

Saturday, April 13 (8 a.m. - noon)
Chicago Bar Association Run

The group will assemble at Soldier Field - 1410 Special Olympic Drive.

Sunday, April 14 (11 a.m.)
American Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting: Minimal Speeches, Maximum Disruption

This gathering will assemble at American Medical Association - 330 N. Wabash Ave.

State/Lake Station Project Utility Work Update

Update –  3/22/24

CDOT, the Alderman’s office, and the 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.

With weather warming, utility company contractors are restarting work in 2024, with completion envisioned before summer.

ComEd (electricity) construction on the south side of Lake St between Dearborn St and State St will restart on 3/27/24.  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 a.m – 5:00 p.m., 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.

ComEd (electricity) work on Lake St between State St and west of Harold Washington College is still being scheduled.

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.

Lane Closure Impacts
During construction of utility relocates, at least 1 lane will remain open on Lake St and Wabash Ave and 1 lane each direction on State St.

Work Hours
ComEd and Western Utility will generally be working daytime hours.  Daytime hours are 9-4 M-F and 8-8 Sat.  Some ComEd work may occur between 6:00-10:00 PM, to better accommodate CTA’s daytime bus service.  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.

COVID-19

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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