The primary elected officials that serve residents of the South Loop are the Mayor and five Aldermen who serve on Chicago’s City Council. We encourage everyone to know who their Alderman is and to contact them to report issues that need to be addressed, as well as to share their questions, concerns and comments. Doing so is a vital aspect of good citizenship and helps maintain the quality of life in the Near South Side.
We have created a map that provides a rough overlay of the five Aldermanic Wards that include the neighborhood and micro-communities covered by South Loop Living. The best way to view the map is to click on the [ ] icon in the upper right corner to access it on Google Maps. To see the complete area of each ward, as well as a more precise determination of the boundaries established in 2012 and put into effect in 2015, click here. And click here if you’re curious to see how the wards were redefined in the most recent round of redistricting.
Most of the Aldermen have email newsletters and social media presences through which they share news and updates. They also host meetings to provide information about and seek input on issues and concerns that could impact their ward and its citizens. We share information about these meetings via Facebook and Twitter as soon as we’re aware of them.