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A Fond Farewell to Altman’s Shoes

Opened in 1967, Altman’s Shoes is an exemplary case of a family-run business with deep roots in our downtown Chicago community. Although they are closing their store in the Loop at the end of this year, Chicago Loop Alliance would like to take this moment to pay tribute to Altman’s and their legacy downtown.

Update: Maggie Daley Park Construction

Maggie Daley Park, the highly-anticipated development of Daley Bicentennial Plaza into a mixed-use recreational area, will be officially opening to ice skaters this Saturday.

Loop Employment Reaches Record High

As far back as the records go, total employment in the Loop has reached an all-time high, according to a recent article by Crain’s.

Then and Now: Macy’s Holiday Traditions

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and Macy’s is preparing for its 107th annual Great Tree lighting at its flagship location on State Street this Saturday, November 8th. In this “Then and Now” entry, we look back at the rich history of Macy’s holiday traditions on State Street.

25 Years of Celebrating the Humanities in the Loop

Chicago Humanities Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and they’re bringing an exciting mix of humanistic lectures, performances, and celebrations to the Loop this Saturday.