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Read more of the article: "The Blackstone Hotel: Storied History in the Chicago Loop"

The Blackstone Hotel: Storied History in the Chicago Loop

Posted 5 days ago in Hotels

Known as the “Hotel of Presidents,” The Blackstone Hotel was the tallest building in Chicago. Although taller buildings dwarfed the hotel over the years, its story looms larger than many...

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Read more of the article: "Ida B. Wells Drive: A Prominent Street Honoring a Bold Civil Rights Leader"

Ida B. Wells Drive: A Prominent Street Honoring a Bold Civil Rights Leader

Posted 6 days ago in Landmarks

In the summer of 2018, Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to rename Congress Parkway after Ida B. Wells Drive to honor the civil rights leader’s remarkable legacy of social...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Theatre Week: Great Performances at a Great Price"

Chicago Theatre Week: Great Performances at a Great Price

Posted 11 days ago in Arts and Culture

There’s never a better time to enjoy theatre in the Loop than during Chicago Theatre Week—especially in 2019 as the City of Chicago celebrates the Year of Chicago Theatre. From...

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Read more of the article: "Joffrey Ballet announces 2019-20 season"

Joffrey Ballet announces 2019-20 season

Posted 13 days ago in Arts and Culture

The Joffrey Ballet today announced another incredible season, featuring Chicago premieres as well as the return of favorites like "Don Quixote" and, of course, "The Nutcracker." Subscriber tickets are on...

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Read more of the article: "5 Unique Date Ideas in the Chicago Loop"

5 Unique Date Ideas in the Chicago Loop

Posted 16 days ago in Eat & Drink

While we can’t guarantee you’ll meet your soul mate, these five unique date ideas are sure to blow your date away in the heart of the Windy City.

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Read more of the article: "Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago Present Midwinter in the Loop"

Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago Present Midwinter in the Loop

Posted 20 days ago in Guest Blog

Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago today announce Midwinter, an all-new music and art experience taking place February 15-17 in the Chicago Loop. The three-day event will bring together...

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Read more of the article: "Why Design Downtown for Women? Author Sheila D. Grant Explains"

Why Design Downtown for Women? Author Sheila D. Grant Explains

Posted 24 days ago in Landmarks

Did you know that women make more than 80 percent of retail and residential decisions? They are increasingly well-educated and wealthy. But does the design of downtowns meet their needs?...

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Read more of the article: "Lyric Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season"

Lyric Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season

Posted 24 days ago in Arts and Culture

Lyric Opera announced on January 24 its 2019-2020 season, with highlights like Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Puccini's Madama Butterfly, as well as three full performances of Wagner's Ring cycle.

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance Joins in Celebrating 2019 as the Year Of Chicago Theatre"

Chicago Loop Alliance Joins in Celebrating 2019 as the Year Of Chicago Theatre

Posted 30 days ago in Arts and Culture

The City of Chicago has designated 2019 the Year of Chicago Theatre, and just like the Year of Creative Youth (2018) and Year of Public Art (2017), Chicago Loop Alliance...

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Read more of the article: "6 Food Halls You Need to Visit in the Chicago Loop"

6 Food Halls You Need to Visit in the Chicago Loop

Posted 39 days ago in Eat & Drink

Kiss your boring desk lunch goodbye. These six Loop food halls offer a taste of Chicago’s neighborhoods in one 30-minute lunch break.

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