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12 Fun Facts about Millennium Park

Posted 4 years ago in Then and Now, Landmarks

What once began as a railroad and parking lot is now one of the most iconic places in the city of Chicago: Millennium Park. It has been 12 years since Millennium...

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"Sweet Home Chicago" - Celebrating Chicago's Candy History

Posted 5 years ago in Then and Now

It's no secret that Chicagoans have a sweet tooth; it's in our history. Chicago has been the “candy capital of the world” since the late 1800s. Tootsie Rolls, Brach’s, Frango,...

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Read more of the article: "Then and Now: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel"

Then and Now: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Posted 5 years ago in Then and Now, Restaurants and Dining, Hotels

With a record number of tourists coming to Chicago last year, the Loop has become a magnet for hoteliers wishing to capitalize on this growth. Six months into the year, we've...

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The Loop's Newest Nap Space

Posted 6 years ago in Loop Locals, Loop List

Channel your inner preschooler, because the Loop is about to get its nap on. Bottom Line Yoga transforms into a nap space from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Yes, you...

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Read more of the article: "From Rail Yard to Chicago's Front Yard: Millennium Park"

From Rail Yard to Chicago's Front Yard: Millennium Park

Posted 6 years ago in Then and Now

I’ve written about Millennium Park in a few different contexts already, but this time – in celebration of the Park's tenth anniversary today – let’s talk Chicago history.

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Then and Now: the zero-zero point of Chicago

Posted 8 years ago in Then and Now

In today’s photographic comparison, we’re recapturing the historical journey of the heart of Chicago—State and Madison. From behemoth department stores to ever-evolving public transit, Chicago’s zero-zero point tells a story...

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