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Read more of the article: "History of State Street: How It Remained a Great Street"

History of State Street: How It Remained a Great Street

Posted 15 months ago in Landmarks, Then and Now

5 MIN READ - State Street is Chicago’s iconic retail corridor, with such anchors as Macy’s (formerly Marshall Fields), Block 37, the Sullivan Center Target, and more. The Red Line...

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Read more of the article: "Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway"

Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway

Posted 16 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance will introduce Short-Cuts as its new placemaking initiative this season.

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Read more of the article: "BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree"

BrightView Finds, Transports, and Installs Chicago Christmas Tree

Posted 16 months ago in Fun for Free

It just wouldn’t be the winter holidays in Chicago without the city’s iconic Christmas Tree.

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Read more of the article: "History of Chicago Loop’s Christkindlmarket"

History of Chicago Loop’s Christkindlmarket

Posted 16 months ago in Family Friendly, Then and Now

Christkindlmarket brings a century-old tradition to Chicago’s holiday spirit.

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference"

Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference

Posted 16 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance’s placemaking efforts recognized as an “immersive urban experience and a best practice of how to create mini destinations.”

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Read more of the article: "Embarc Brings Experiential Learning to the Chicago Loop"

Embarc Brings Experiential Learning to the Chicago Loop

Posted 16 months ago in Arts and Culture

Embarc challenges students to exercise "collaboration, trust and persistence."

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Read more of the article: "7 Loop Hotels are the Best in Chicago: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018"

7 Loop Hotels are the Best in Chicago: Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

Posted 17 months ago

With an esteemed reputation for design and Midwestern hospitality, the Chicago Loop hosts a bounty of hotels where form meets function. In the annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 by Condé...

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Read more of the article: "Art on theMART to Light Up Chicago"

Art on theMART to Light Up Chicago

Posted 17 months ago in Arts and Culture

The Chicago Loop is home to some of the most famous large-scale art pieces in the world. In just a few days, Art on theMART, a curated series of digital...

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Read more of the article: "Boozy Brunches in the Loop"

Boozy Brunches in the Loop

Posted 18 months ago in Eat & Drink

There is nothing quite like rolling out of bed to join your friends for a giant brunch. It is an unquestionably amazing weekend morning ritual, and there’s only one thing...

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Read more of the article: "Introducing Free Write Sound & Vision: Bringing sound with a mission to ACTIVATE"

Introducing Free Write Sound & Vision: Bringing sound with a mission to ACTIVATE

Posted 18 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

All season long, thousands of workers, residents, and visitors in the Loop have enjoyed live music and DJs at Chicago Loop Alliance’s ACTIVATE series. What those ACTIVATE attendees may not...

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