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Read more of the article: "The Loop’s Comeback explored at Downtown Futures Series"

The Loop’s Comeback explored at Downtown Futures Series

Posted 30 hours ago in Trending

6 MIN READ - Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked downtowns around the world, signs of a recovery in the Chicago Loop are beginning to emerge. As...

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Read more of the article: "March activity in the Loop shows signs of a comeback"

March activity in the Loop shows signs of a comeback

Posted 2 days ago in Trending

2 MIN READ -- Since July, Chicago Loop Alliance has been collecting monthly survey data from its member businesses and stakeholders to track operations during COVID-19, and today released its March...

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Read more of the article: "Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Loop "

Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Loop

Posted 3 days ago in Loop List

3 MIN READ – Celebrate this Mother’s Day in the Loop. Go out to brunch and drink specialty cocktails. Appreciate the spring weather with a boat ride on the Chicago...

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Read more of the article: "Best places to take a walk in the Loop"

Best places to take a walk in the Loop

Posted 6 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Loop List

3 MIN READ - Whether you're a worker back in the Loop in some capacity, or you simply miss spending time downtown, getting outside and taking in the sights of...

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Read more of the article: "Try these team building activities in the Loop"

Try these team building activities in the Loop

Posted 9 days ago in Trending, Fun for Free, Things to Do

2 MIN READ – Get off your computer and take a break from the virtual world for a while with safe, in-person team building activities. Whether you go out for...

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Read more of the article: "Spend 4/20 in the Loop "

Spend 4/20 in the Loop

Posted 11 days ago in Trending

2 MIN READ – As Tom Petty once said, “Let’s get to the point, let’s roll another joint.” It doesn’t take much to enjoy 4/20, but the location you choose...

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Read more of the article: "Plan a perfect spring day in the Loop"

Plan a perfect spring day in the Loop

Posted 16 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Loop List

3 MIN READ – Chicago winters are never easy, but the combination of below freezing temperatures for weeks on end, multiple heavy snows, and COVID-19 concerns made the winter of...

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Read more of the article: "Which hotels are open in the Loop?"

Which hotels are open in the Loop?

Posted 20 days ago in Trending, Loop List

11 MIN READ – There are so many places to stay in the Loop, the heart of Chicago. Hotels offer a luxurious stay or an affordable one. A unique stay...

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Read more of the article: "A new Loop trend during COVID-19: Ghost Kitchens"

A new Loop trend during COVID-19: Ghost Kitchens

Posted 21 days ago in Trending

3 MIN READ – Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Loop saw an unprecedented number of a new breed of food halls—ones with trendy, locally-owned restaurants and high interior design....

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Read more of the article: "Hop on over to these Easter and Passover Loop activities"

Hop on over to these Easter and Passover Loop activities

Posted 21 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Eat and Drink

2 MIN READ – Spring in Chicago means Easter and Passover celebrations are on the horizon. Don your bonnet and join the eggstravaganza in the Chicago Loop or from home, with...

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