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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop designated 10th most attractive business district in the world"

Chicago Loop designated 10th most attractive business district in the world

Posted 4 days ago in Trending

3 MIN READ - The 2020 Attractiveness of Global Business Districts Report, a ULI and EY partnership, ranked the Chicago Loop the 10th most attractive business district in the world. This...

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Read more of the article: "Creating healthy workplaces explored at Downtown Futures Series"

Creating healthy workplaces explored at Downtown Futures Series

Posted 4 days ago in Trending

5 MIN READ - What does returning to work look like after a public health crisis? That’s the question Chicago Loop Alliance explored with its May 20 Downtown Futures Series:...

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Read more of the article: "How one statue changed public art in the Loop forever"

How one statue changed public art in the Loop forever

Posted 5 days ago in Then and Now, Arts and Culture, Trending

The Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza may be the strangest of the Loop’s many artistic landmarks. Over 50 years ago, on May 25, 1967, ground was being broken on the iconic Loop fixture,...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance Ambassadors secure new equipment for improved disinfecting on State Street"

Chicago Loop Alliance Ambassadors secure new equipment for improved disinfecting on State Street

Posted 6 days ago in Trending

1 MIN READ – Throughout Gov. Pritzker’s stay at home order, Chicago Loop Alliance’s Clean Team Ambassadors have been on State Street disinfecting bike racks, garbage cans, door handles and...

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Read more of the article: "Turning the Page brings education outreach online"

Turning the Page brings education outreach online

Posted 12 days ago in Trending, Guest Blog

2 MIN READ – If you’ve ever shopped at Carpe Librum bookstore in Block 37, or pop-ups like the one in January at the American Writers Museum, you’ve probably appreciated...

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Read more of the article: "Tips for Signage and Wayfinding in a Post-COVID-19 World"

Tips for Signage and Wayfinding in a Post-COVID-19 World

Posted 12 days ago in Trending, Guest Blog

Across the world, various countries, states, and cities are beginning to ease restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Stores, schools, and workplaces are beginning to...

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Read more of the article: "Which retailers are open for business in the Loop?"

Which retailers are open for business in the Loop?

Posted 13 days ago in Trending, Loop List

6 MIN READ – Governor Pritzker’s modified stay-at-home order, in effect through at least May 31, allows retailers to open for delivery and curbside pick-up. That means you can once...

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Read more of the article: "11 At-Home Spa Tips for Instant Relaxation"

11 At-Home Spa Tips for Instant Relaxation

Posted 13 days ago in Trending, Guest Blog

3 MIN READ – Luxurious spa treatments are easy to recreate in the comfort of your own home. Merz Downtown’s unique selection of spa-quality essentials will ease tension, hydrate the...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance and SAIC provide portable toilets for homeless"

Chicago Loop Alliance and SAIC provide portable toilets for homeless

Posted 15 days ago in Trending

2 MIN READ--One consequence of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home order, closing most businesses to the public, is that people experiencing homelessness in the Loop are struggling to find safe,...

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Read more of the article: "May Loop Employee of the Month: Darnell Horton"

May Loop Employee of the Month: Darnell Horton

Posted 20 days ago in Trending, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ – During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been said that one of the safest ways to get around for essential trips is by bicycle. With that in mind,...

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