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Read more of the article: "We asked our CEO: What's it like on the CTA during COVID-19? "

We asked our CEO: What's it like on the CTA during COVID-19?

Posted 2 months ago

4 MIN READ – At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, public transportation ridership across the nation plummeted as commuters questioned whether buses and trains were safe. It’s understandable why...

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Read more of the article: "Word on the Street: Antonie Johnson"

Word on the Street: Antonie Johnson

Posted 2 months ago in Trending

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

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

Posted 3 months 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: "Where to eat in the Loop"

Where to eat in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants offer diners new and improved patios and rooftops, safe indoor dining rooms, and takeout and delivery options—all with strict safety measures in place.

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Read more of the article: "Where to order takeout and delivery in the Loop"

Where to order takeout and delivery in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink

For those who'd rather not venture out, you'll also find a list of restaurants with takeout and delivery options!

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Read more of the article: "Where to dine in the Loop "

Where to dine in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants offer diners new and improved patios and rooftops and safe indoor dining rooms, all with strict safety measures in place. Many of these restaurants...

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Read more of the article: "Which museums can you visit in the Loop?"

Which museums can you visit in the Loop?

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Loop List, Arts and Culture

2 MIN READ – If you’re itching to get a dose of arts and culture, mask up and find out which museums are now open downtown in the Loop.

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Read more of the article: "Tours and Attractions open in the Loop"

Tours and Attractions open in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Loop List

2 MIN READ – You can enjoy some of the best tours and attractions downtown in the Loop. Whether by foot, boat, skate, or bike, get outside and learn something...

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Read more of the article: "Plan a romantic date night in the Loop"

Plan a romantic date night in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink, Arts and Culture

2 MIN READ – Love is always in the air downtown in the Loop, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any other time of year. If you’re looking to plan a...

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Read more of the article: "Getting back in the Loop"

Getting back in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending

3 MIN READ – If you plan to be #BackInTheLoop, there are many clean, safe, and healthy options for how to do it. Below are our expert tips and up-to-date information...

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