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Read more of the article: "6 Loop activities to beat the winter blues "

6 Loop activities to beat the winter blues 

Posted 53 days ago in Trending, Things to Do

3 MIN READ – The holidays are over, and even if they weren’t exactly what you’ve come to expect from the most wonderful time of the year, there was still some...

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Read more of the article: "How Loop businesses operated amid the pandemic in December"

How Loop businesses operated amid the pandemic in December

Posted 53 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...

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Read more of the article: "The best moments #BackInTheLoop — through your eyes"

The best moments #BackInTheLoop — through your eyes

Posted 57 days ago in Trending, Loop List

1 MIN READ – While the COVID-19 pandemic has meant many Loop lovers have been staying at home, you also shared with us your favorite moments of getting #BackInTheLoop. You...

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Read more of the article: "January Loop Employee of the Month: Sandra Thompson "

January Loop Employee of the Month: Sandra Thompson 

Posted 2 months ago in Trending

4 MIN READ – For over 30 years, Sandra Thompson has been the person at the Art Institute of Chicago whom her colleagues can come to—to problem-solve, to confide in, to vent,...

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Read more of the article: "Your 2021 Loop bucket list is here"

Your 2021 Loop bucket list is here

Posted 2 months ago

3 MIN READ – We can all likely agree that 2020 is not a year we’ll miss. While public health regulations continue to change, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has us feeling...

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Read more of the article: "Word on the Street: Harold Matthews"

Word on the Street: Harold Matthews

Posted 2 months ago

3 MIN READ – Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance highlights a different Street Ambassador who provides enhanced hospitality services, fosters a consistent pedestrian experience, and keeps State Street safe, clean, and beautiful...

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Read more of the article: "Resources for economic assistance"

Resources for economic assistance

Posted 2 months ago in Trending

3 MIN READ – Amid the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are seeking support and financial relief. Check out the following list of resources and opportunities.

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

Plan a perfect cozy day in the Loop

Posted 2 months ago

3 MIN READ – Chicagoans are always fighting cabin fever during the winter, but especially so this year. Consider getting #BackInTheLoop for a perfect cozy day downtown. Take yourself shopping, dine out on a...

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Read more of the article: "8 tips for first-time winter cyclists"

8 tips for first-time winter cyclists

Posted 3 months ago in Trending

4 MIN READ – You always thought those cyclists were crazy—the ones all bundled up, riding through the slush and sludge of another Chicago winter. But now, with coronavirus changing...

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Read more of the article: "The 6 best holiday activities in the Loop this year"

The 6 best holiday activities in the Loop this year

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Loop List

2 MIN READ – This is a holiday season unlike any other. But there’s still plenty of joy to be had #BackInTheLoop. Check out the 6 best holiday activities you...

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