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Read more of the article: "108th City of Chicago Christmas tree coming from Logan Square"

108th City of Chicago Christmas tree coming from Logan Square

Posted 27 days ago in Fun for Free, Family Friendly, Things to Do

1 MIN READ - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the local family who donated the 108th Annual City of Chicago Christmas...

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Read more of the article: "More public spaces reopen in the Loop: the Pedway and The Gateway on the State and Lake median "

More public spaces reopen in the Loop: the Pedway and The Gateway on the State and Lake median

Posted 6 months ago in Things to Do, Fun for Free

3 MIN READ – Two popular public spaces in the Loop reopen this week—one providing the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day outside, and the other offering a respite from...

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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 8 months 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: "Loop favorites during Chicago Theatre Week "

Loop favorites during Chicago Theatre Week

Posted 9 months ago in Trending, Loop List, Fun for Free

5 MIN READ – Chicago Theatre Week has become a staple in the city, but given the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new ways to enjoy performances and support your favorite institutions...

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Read more of the article: "2020 Free Museum Days"

2020 Free Museum Days

Posted 24 months ago in Trending, Family-Friendly, Fun for Free, Landmarks

1 MIN READ - Chicago is home to a wide array of world-class museums, featuring everything from art to science, from animals to history.

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Read more of the article: "Brian Urlacher Bobblehead to Appear in the Loop"

Brian Urlacher Bobblehead to Appear in the Loop

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Family-Friendly, Fun for Free

1 MIN READ - The Chicago Bears will temporarily install a seven-foot tall Brian Urlacher bobblehead from 7 a.m. on Oct. 24 until 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the...

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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 3 years 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 3 years 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: "Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference"

Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference

Posted 3 years 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: "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 3 years 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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