Loyola University Chicago and Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) announce that the Loyola CTA Station and North Sheridan Road in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood will be illuminated with thousands of white lights for the holiday season.
This is the second year that RPBA has used funds from the Sheridan Road Special Service Area (SSA) and a voluntary contribution in lieu of taxes from Loyola University Chicago to bring holiday cheer to dozens of trees on the busy half-mile stretch.
Sheridan Road carries more than 35,000 cars a day commuting to downtown Chicago and the CTA Station serves an additional 35,000 commuters on busses and trains. Both the Business Alliance and the University want to attract those commuters to Sheridan Road’s main street atmosphere.
According to SSA manager, Paul Reise, the lights also serve to provide light to the darkness of winter which makes pedestrians feel safer walking at night to restaurants and shops on Sheridan Road.
Light installation will begin the week of November 14, 2016 in anticipation of the second annual Polar Palooza at the Loyola Station on December 3-4, 2016.