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Burke, Blue Demons Celebrate Special Olympics

Among the 35,000 or so participants and spectators at the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebration spanning five days on the lakefront, none will be more touched than DePaul alumnus and Special Olympics founder Anne Burke.

Explore the Loop’s Historic Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre is one of Chicago’s very own National Historic Landmarks, one that has been an   anchor for the Loop’s entertainment district since 1889. Known for its perfect acoustics, impressive architecture, and diverse programming, there’s no better way to see behind the scenes, and experience the beauty and history of the Auditorium than by taking a historic theatre tour.

How to Choose a Web Design Agency

When it comes to web design, your options are endless. StickOutSocial, a team of website designers and developers based in the Chicago Loop, shares essential tips on how you can choose the right web design agency.

Celebrate Chicago’s Artistic Legacy in the Loop and Beyond

Chicagoans need no excuse to throw a celebration—it’s in our DNA. Since the days after the Great Fire of 1871, Chicagoans have rebuilt, reinvented and innovated again and again. That’s part of the reason the city’s artistic legacy is so unique and offers much to discover.

Turning the Page Brings Character to the Loop

At the beginning of the month, Turning the Page’s bookstore, Carpe Librum, moved from its space in the Pedway to a street-level spot in Block 37 on State Street. The move puts the used bookstore in a high-profile location that both brings character to State Street and puts more eyes on the bookstore.

Tour of Traditional Spanish Tapas at Loop’s Latinicity

Calling all foodies! Latinicity presents the “Tour of Traditional Spanish Tapas” in the Chicago Loop. Chef Marcos Flores will be at Latinicity Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. cooking up an eight-course Spanish Tapas menu. Starting from a not-so-typical salad all the way to desserts and coffee, this is a meal you simply won’t forget.

Bill Mologousis: Our Shared Vision of the Loop

Thank you to everyone who attended Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s Eleventh Annual Gala on September 23, 2015. As Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Gala, Pressure Washing Systems is pleased to announce that over $120,000 was raised to support artistic, cultural and public events in the Loop.

Scott Silberstein: Celebrate Chicago Dance with "Thank Dance It's Friday" in the Loop

Location: Pritzker Park

Dance permeates and embodies this city. That’s also why invite you to pop by the Pritzker Park every Friday until September 4. Right around 4pm, people are going to start dancing for a couple of hours. Not just any people, but amazing, talented, creative professionals who create and perform dances for the sole reason of making people think, or laugh, or cry, or marvel at the beauty of the human body and condition – and, perhaps most of all, just enjoy each other’s company, especially yours. 

Lynn Osmond: Open House Chicago welcomes thousands to the Loop

On October 18 and 19, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) will hold its fourth-annual architecture festival—Open House Chicago (OHC). Open House is a free, citywide, behind-the scenes peek at 150 of the city’s greatest buildings. In 2013, more than 55,000 individuals made 194,000 trips to the buildings included in the festival. Whether you are an architecture buff, history enthusiast or a curious urban adventurer, Open House is an annual “must-see” event.

Jim Lasko: The Great Chicago Fire Festival - Why This

The Great Chicago Fire Festival was created to unite Chicago’s neighborhoods and celebrate Chicago’s grit, greatness and renewal following the fire of 1871. The Great Chicago Fire Festival was built from MIT professor Mark Schuster’s concept of a “signature event”: a cultural event that so genuinely reflects the true nature of a city that it becomes a cultural and economic beacon for its citizens, the nation, and the world.

Cusp Conference brings "the design of everything" to Chicago

Dave Mason is the co-founder of Cusp Conference and Principal / Strategy Director of Multiple, Inc.

Design is practically everywhere. And we believe it's in everyone.

Each year since 2008, Cusp Conference has gathered together 300+ thinkers, innovators, skeptics, believers, visionaries and explorers from business, the arts, science, education, medicine and technology and conducted an exercise in associational thinking.

Illumination 2014: Celebrating Past, Present, and Future

Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation’s tenth annual gala, Illumination 2014, marks the end of a decade since the merger of the State Street Commission in 2004. This wonderful occasion at the Palmer House Hilton will celebrate not only the great accomplishments in the Loop over the last ten years, but also its present and future. In addition, we are honoring Alderman Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward, who be in attendance to accept the Illumination Award for his commitment and service to the continued success of the Loop.

Tony Karman: Reflections on EXPO CHICAGO

Chicago’s civic pride, paired closely with its value of the arts, has proven to be a definitive catalyst for making EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, so successful.

Born in Chicago - Special Olympics Chicago celebrates 46 years of building a community of acceptance and inclusion for all

Author and historian Howard Zinn said, "Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." It is this idea—that a small act taken by one person, partnered with the support of others, can shape the face of the community—that has allowed Special Olympics Chicago to grow and thrive over the last 46 years.