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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 December 8 at 11 a.m.


Protests and Street Closures

Friday, December 8 (4:30 p.m.)
Boeing Arms Genocide: Shut Down Boeing

This protest will take place at the Boeing Building - 100 N. Riverside.

Friday, December 8 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Alongs

This event will take place in Millennium Park. 

Friday, December 8 (7-8 p.m.)
Healthcare Workers Vigil For Gaza

This gathering will take place at the Art Institute - 111 S. Michigan.

Saturday, December (9 a.m.)
Helicopter Lift 

This helicopter lift will take place at 225 N. Wabash and will impact the following street closures:

  • Wabash from Wacker to Lake
  • Eastbound lanes of Wacker from State to Wabash
  • Wacker Place from Wabash to Garland

Saturday, December 9 (1:30 p.m.)
Car Caravan for Palestine

The route of the caravan is unknown, but possibly will go through the Central Business District. 

Sunday, December 10 (7-11 p.m.)
Hanukkah Celebration

This event will take place at the Old Post Office - 433 W. Van Buren.

Monday, December 15 (5:15 p.m.)
Hanukkah Celebration

This celebration will take place at Daley Plaza - 50 W. Washington.

Friday, December 15 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Alongs

This event will take place in Millennium Park. 

November 16 through December 24
Christkindlmarket Chicago 2023

The following streets will be impacted by closures throughout the duration of this festival market: Clark St. curb lane from 100 - 149 north; Intermittent closure of Washington from 50 - 99 west.

State/Lake Station Project Utility Work Update
Update –  10/20/23

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.

Utilities will observe the City’s holiday work moratorium that extends from November 18 to January 1. There will not be project-related construction in this period.

ComEd (electricity) construction on the south side of Lake St between Dearborn St and State St is paused due to supply chain issues with materials needed and expected to restart in January 2024. Work on the north side of Lake St between State St and west of Harold Washington College is paused for redesign due to field conditions that differed from record drawings and will not restart for at least a few weeks, but more likely not until early 2024. ComEd work will extend into late winter or early spring 2024.

Western Utility (telecoms) completed work on State St. Work on Lake St to install the new line between State St and Wabash Ave is complete. Work is ongoing to transfer services to certain buildings, but this work will be intermittent.

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

Sunday, October 29 (3 a.m.-7 p.m.)
No parking tow zone
This no parking tow zone will be impact both sides of Clark from Wacker to Lake.

Sunday, October 29
Intermittent Traffic Control

The following streets will be impacted during the following times:
6-9A.M., 1:30-1:45P.M., 2:30-2:45P.M.,
3:30-3:45P.M., 4:30-4:45P.M., 5:30-5:45P.M.

  • Orleans from Merchandise Mart Plaza to Wacker
  • Wells from Merchandise Mart Plaza to Wacker
  • Merchandise Mart Plaza from Orleans to Wells
  • LaSalle from Wacker to Clark St Bridge
  • Wacker from LaSalle to Clark
  • Clark from Wacker to Kinzie
  • Dearborn from Wacker to Kinzie
  • State from Wacker to Kinzie
  • Wolf Point Plaza from Orleans, west to dead end

Sunday, October 29 (5 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Full closure

Clark St. Bridge will be closed. 

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.

Booster shots approved for anyone 12 and older

On January 5, 2022, the CDC announced that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. Learn more here.

Latest data

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

COVID-19 resources from Chicago Loop Alliance:

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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