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Read more of the article: "Craft at home with the Design Museum of Chicago"

Craft at home with the Design Museum of Chicago

Posted 26 hours ago in Trending, Guest Blog

1 MIN READ – Kids and adults alike who are looking for fun arts and crafts activities need look no further: The Design Museum of Chicago presents Playing With Words—Experimental...

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Read more of the article: "Best options for Easter dinner at home"

Best options for Easter dinner at home

Posted 28 hours ago in Trending, Eat & Drink

3 MIN READ – While dining out for an Easter meal won’t be an option this year because of Illinois’ stay at home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19,...

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Read more of the article: "Being a “non-essential business” makes us feel a little small"

Being a “non-essential business” makes us feel a little small

Posted 4 days ago in Trending, Guest Blog

2 MIN READ - When COVID-19 lockdowns started closing businesses and obliging everyone to shelter in place in their homes, Organic Headshots watched our studio’s appointment calendar almost completely clear out....

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Read more of the article: "Then and Now: A Brief History of the Chicago ‘L’"

Then and Now: A Brief History of the Chicago ‘L’

Posted 4 days ago in Then and Now

3 MIN READ - If you are missing your commute, "ride the rails" with the CTA and read up on the iconic mode of transportation for any Chicagoan. 

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Read more of the article: "How to access arts and culture during COVID-19"

How to access arts and culture during COVID-19

Posted 8 days ago in Trending, Arts and Culture

11 MIN READ – While Chicagoans stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, it is becoming increasingly clear that while physical distancing is necessary, social connection is more...

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Read more of the article: "Resources for the unemployed during COVID-19 "

Resources for the unemployed during COVID-19

Posted 11 days ago in Trending

1 MIN READ - During COVID-19-related closures and cancellations, a growing number of Chicagoans are out of work. But some companies providing essential services during this time are hiring. Learn...

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Read more of the article: "April Loop Employee of the Month: Marc Prince"

April Loop Employee of the Month: Marc Prince

Posted 12 days ago in Trending, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ - Marc Prince’s official title is office manager at Newsy, a source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world....

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance disinfects State Street amid COVID-19"

Chicago Loop Alliance disinfects State Street amid COVID-19

Posted 12 days ago in Trending

2 MIN READ - Part of Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) responsibility in managing State Street from Ida B. Wells to Wacker drives is scheduling weekly power washings of the sidewalks. Now that the spread...

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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 13 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: "Resources for Assistance during COVID-19"

Resources for Assistance during COVID-19

Posted 15 days ago in Trending

3 MIN READ - Amid state-mandated closures and cancellations, businesses are seeking support and financial relief. Check out the following list of resources and opportunities.

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