Building-Size Mural Honors Loop Workers

A mural honoring the 370,000 people who work in the Loop has been installed on a building along Ida B. Wells Drive, formerly known as Congress Parkway.

The mural was commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance as part of its “Loop Employee of the Month” program that has been ongoing since March 2019.

Chicago artist Dwight White completed the mural on October 26. He says the mural contains symbols that represent past winners of the Loop Employee of the Month award.

“You will see that each element of the mural has a significant meaning. After the global pandemic and months of quarantine, I believe this mural will have an even greater impact and meaning to all who work in the Loop,” he said.

Loop Employees of the Month so far include:

  • Marion Batey, business relations specialist for Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Kathy Bliss, assistant to the CEO of Auditorium Theatre
  • Malik Gillani, co-founder and executive director of Silk Road Cultural Center
  • Beatriz Jara, events director for ROOF at theWit
  • Michael Love, security lead at Joffrey Tower
  • Gwendolyn Matthews, sales associate for Carpe Librum
  • Robert Middlekauff, data visualization manager at Lumere and founder of the Illinois chapter of FairVote
  • Pradip Nayak, owner of Sunshine Infinity, Inc.
  • Dina Fenili Niekamp, director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Gray Hotel
  • Jerome Pickens, houseperson at DoubleTree Hotel
  • Stephanie Sanchez, manager at Land & Lake Kitchen and managing partner with LM Restaurant Group
  • Belissa Bella Suloski, healthcare mediator with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office
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