Who We Are


We aim to enhance the quality of life for residents and neighbors of Chicago’s greater West Loop Community.

We collaborate with those who want to participate in improving our vibrant neighborhoods.

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Get Involved

Get involved with Neighbors of West Loop

Neighbors of West Loop is a neighborhood non-profit organization, supported by West Loop residents who volunteer their time and through membership dues and sponsorships. We’re always looking for new members and volunteers to join us! We welcome groups and individuals who want to work with us to make a difference at the local level. Check out information on becoming a member of NOWL.

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The Neighborhood Plan

Community Meeting Room Overview

Neighbors of West Loop has embarked on an effort to develop a vision for the West Loop known as the Neighborhood Plan.  This resident-driven plan will involve residents from across the West Loop as we tackle issues like development guidelines, traffic, parking, and green space.

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Events & Information

State of the 27th Ward

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. about current and upcoming projects, developments, public safety, and other topics relevant to residents of the 27th Ward in the West Loop.

The community meeting will take place at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, located at 737 W. Randolph St., on Tuesday, November 7th between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by November 1st.

State of the 27th Ward

West Loop History & Craft Beer

Larry Gage and Pete Crowley spoke about celebrating craft beer on the streets of Chicago in 2011. They both participated in a re-enactment of the Haymarket Riot at the site of the actual event 125 years later. Pete named Haymarket Pub & Brewery, including many of his fine craft brews, after the historical event.

Follow the story of how that conversation led to another historical event just down the street from the Haymarket Riot. In May of 2013, members of NoWL worked with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) to produce the first craft beer festival to take place on Chicago city streets, serving as the closing ceremony of the ICBG’s Chicago Craft Beer Week.

On June 13, 2015, Neighbors of West Loop continued to celebrate  Chicago’s West Loop and the craft beer industry. We are exploring opportunities to bring the West Loop Craft Beer Festival back to the neighborhood!

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Get Involved with NOWL

There are volunteer and sponsorship opportunities for West Loop residents and businesses to support Neighbors of West Loop fundraising events. Email inquiries to brian@neighborsofwestloop.com.

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