The Loop or Chicago Loop is one of 77 officially designated community areas located in the City of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the historic commercial center of downtown Chicago. It is the seat of government for Chicago and Cook County, as well as the historic theater and shopping district (including State Street, "that great street" in the words of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra).
As established in social research done by the University of Chicago in the 1920s, the Loop is a defined community area of Chicago. Chicago's central business district community area is bounded on the west and north by the Chicago River, on the east by Lake Michigan, and on the south by Roosevelt Road, although the commercial core has expanded into adjacent community areas.
The Chicago Loop is the second largest commercial business district in the United States, after New York City's Midtown Manhattan. Its financial district near LaSalle Street is home to the CME Group's Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Aon Corporation maintains its headquarters in the Aon Center. CHASE Bank has its commercial and retail banking headquarters in Chase Tower. Exelon also has its headquarters in the Chase Tower. United Airlines has its headquarters in 77 West Wacker Drive. United moved its headquarters to Chicago from Elk Grove Township, Illinois in early 2007. In addition United's parent company, United Continental Holdings, also has its headquarters in 77 West Wacker. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has its headquarters in theMichigan Plaza complex. Sidley Austin has its headquarters in the One South Dearborn building in the Chicago Loop. Morton Salt has its headquarters in the Chicago Loop.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is located in an office in the Aon Center, the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago has an office in 35 East Wacker, the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in the United States is located in an office at 303 East Wacker Drive, and the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid-America Chapter is located in an office in One Prudential Plaza.
Previously the grocery store company Red & White once had its headquarters in the Loop.McDonald's was headquartered in the Chicago Loop until 1971, when it moved to Oak Brook, Illinois. When Bank One Corporation existed, its headquarters were in the Bank One Plaza (now Chase Tower). When Amoco existed, its headquarters were in the Amoco Building (now the Aon Center).
Several countries maintain consulates in the Chicago Loop. They include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, the Republic of Macedonia, the Netherlands, Pakistan, India, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, and Venezuela. In addition the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of the Republic of China is in the Chicago Loop.
Colleges and universities
Roosevelt University, Columbia College Chicago, and Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy are all located in the Chicago Loop. DePaul University also has a campus in the Loop.
National-Louis University is located in the historic Peoples Gas Building on Michigan Avenue across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the nation's largest independent schools of art and design, is headquartered in Grant Park.
Harold Washington College is a City Colleges of Chicago community college located in the Loop. Adler School of Professional Psychology is a college located in the Loop.
Robert Morris University (Illinois) is located here. Argosy University has its head offices on the thirteenth floor of 205 North Michigan Avenue in Michigan Plaza. Harrington College of Design is located at 200 West Madison Street after relocating from the Merchandise Mart. Trinity Christian College offers an accelerated teaching certification program at 1550 S. State Street in the South Loop.
Primary and secondary schools
Chicago Public Schools serves residents of the Chicago Loop. Its main administrative offices are in the 125 South Clark Street Building in the Chicago Loop.
Some residents are zoned to the South Loop School in the Chicago Loop, while some are zoned to the Ogden School. Some residents are zoned to Phillips Academy High School, while others are zoned to Wells Community Academy High School.
Jones College Prep High School, a public, selective enrollment school is also located here. Muchin College prep (1 of the 10 Noble Charter Schools) is located right in the heart of the city where the North, South, East, and West side meet.
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