Speaker's Series: Author's Night (click to access video)
This presentation featured four local authors:
Beth Finke, Writing Out Loud
Amy Bizzarri, 111 Places in Chicago that You Must Not Miss
Sylvester Boyd, The Road from Money
Greg Borzo, Chicago's Fabulous Fountains
Amy Bizzarri has written four books focused on Chicago history, but her experiences don't stop there. She's a teacher, tour guide and certified wine expert. She lived in Rome for five years and has hosted radio and TV segments. Oh, yes, her great, great grandparents met in Chicago the night of the Great Fire!
Beth Finke is an accomplished author, teacher and columnist, familiar to many South Loop residents because she's a regular contributor to the Dearborn Express, our local online newspaper. She teaches memoir writing, is an NPR commentator and moderates a blog for Easterseals' National Headquarters.
Sylvester Boyd Jr. was born in Chicago and in 1981 founded one of the largest minority-owned advertising specialty companies in southwest Michigan, selling products to major corporations, businesses, colleges and universities. He has worked as a movie extra, motivational speaker and substitute teacher for CPS.
Greg Borzo has written several books about Chicago history, including Chicago's Fabulous Fountains, which features the Printers Row Park Fountain -- a water tosser that currently is being renovated. He's also a tour guide, pickleball player, avid cyclist, and member of the South Loop Neighbors board.
A roundup of what's proposed and currently underway in the South Loop, presented by Dennis McClendon, our Vice-President for Planning and Development.
Speaker's Series: Historic Train Stations of the South Loop (click link to access video)
This presentation featured our very own Dennis McClendon, the preeminent historical of the South Loop, for our speaker series on the Historic Train Stations of the South Loop. (Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first 10 minutes of the video was cut off)
Speaker's Series: Get Injected Not Infected. What you need to know about the vaccine and testing. (click link to access video)
During this event, we heard from the following:
La'Mont Williams, Chief of Staff for Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry, about COVID-19 vaccination in Cook County.
Dr. Rinku Shah and Dr. Trivedi of Clear Wellness Group to speak about Facts and Myths of COVID-19 testing.
Maribel Chavez-Torres, City of Chicago, to speak about Chicago vaccine distribution plan.
2020 Planning and Development Meeting (click to access video)
The annual roundup of South Loop development, presented by Dennis McClendon, our Vice-President for Planning and Development. This is usually one of SLN's most attended meetings as residents learn about current and planned developments for our neighborhood.
Learn how to make some classic cocktails with your South Loop Neighbors board members. Learn a bit about the origins of the cocktails, ingredient selection, and get a glimpse into the homes of your board while you watch them teach you how to mix your favorite classic cocktails.
Jim Wales: Pisco Sour
Christine Hunt: Old Fashioned
Benjamin Cottrell: Martini