Neighbors of West Loop (NOWL) is a neighborhood organization formed by residents to bring together people in the West Loop who want to make a positive impact on our vibrant community. You may establish or renew your NOWL membership by clicking here.

Our goal is to empower residents who wish to volunteer their time for the West Loop. We believe in transparency and the idea that every resident should have the opportunity to be informed and to be heard on issues that affect their community.

NOWL actively participates in the review of proposed developments, the enhancement of parks and green space, the promotion of local amenities like our great schools and businesses, philanthropy, and many other efforts to keep the West Loop as the best neighborhood in Chicago.

NOWL development meeting in August, 2015.

NOWL monthly development meeting in August, 2015 at 1000 W. Washington community room. Bob Aiken, the inaugural NOWL VP, led the development committee for years and passed the reigns to Matt Letourneau in 2015. photo: Brian Ferber

Neighbors of West Loop is a non-profit community organization, supported by West Loop residents who volunteer their time and through membership dues and sponsorships. Membership in NOWL offers many benefits and opportunities:

  • Support a resident-driven organization to enhance quality of life in the West Loop
  • Receive updates about neighborhood events and news that affects you
  • Join a NOWL committee: Development, Communications, Events, Family, Green Space & Parks, Membership, Philanthropy, or Public Safety
  • Receive discounts at NOWL events like aldermanic forums and social events
  • Other volunteer opportunities

NOWL membership is renewed on an annual basis. The membership fee is based on the type of membership, as described in the table listed below.

Membership Type Cost
Household (up to 4 individuals) $35
Resident association

10 or less units

11-100 units

101 or more units






Click here to establish or renew your membership online using a credit card.

Thank you for participating in our organization and for helping to keep the West Loop as the best neighborhood in Chicago!