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Read more of the article: "Loop residents increasingly large factor in downtown economy"

Loop residents increasingly large factor in downtown economy

Posted 46 days ago in Loop Locals, Trending

2 MIN READ—Today, Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) announced the implementation of a residential study, analyzing the current landscape of Loop residents and beginning to make predictions about the future of…

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Read more of the article: "Christkindlmarkets added $196 million to Cook County’s economy in 2021"

Christkindlmarkets added $196 million to Cook County’s economy in 2021

Posted 4 months ago in Trending, Loop Locals

2 MIN READ – The Christkindlmarket Chicago and Wrigleyville had an enormous impact on its host economy in 2021, according to an economic impact study conducted by third-party research partner, Technomic. Of…

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Happy Hour Guide"

Chicago Loop Happy Hour Guide

Posted 8 months ago in Trending, Eat & Drink, Loop List, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ -- After work, go out for drinks! Happy hour is happening all throughout the Loop, so you can wind down after a long day. Choose from these…

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Read more of the article: "Hilton Chicago announces June 10 reopening"

Hilton Chicago announces June 10 reopening

Posted 16 months ago in Hotels, Loop Locals, Landmarks

4 MIN READ – Hilton Chicago, the historic hotel that first opened its doors in 1927 and one of Chicago’s largest hotels, will reopen to guests and locals on June 10,…

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Read more of the article: "September Loop Employee of the Month: Jacqueline Cunningham"

September Loop Employee of the Month: Jacqueline Cunningham

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

4 MIN READ – When Jacqueline Cunningham was 4 years old, her mom brought her to the Loop for the first time and did something Cunningham will never forget.

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Read more of the article: "Word on the Street: Octavion Thomas"

Word on the Street: Octavion Thomas

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

4 MIN READ – Each month, Chicago Loop Alliance will highlight a different Street Ambassador who provides enhanced hospitality services, fosters a consistent pedestrian experience, and keeps State Street safe,…

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Read more of the article: "July Loop Employee of the Month: Sandi Robinson"

July Loop Employee of the Month: Sandi Robinson

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

4 MIN READ - Sandi Robinson has it in her bones to make sure people are taken care of. Not only has she worked in the hospitality industry since she…

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Read more of the article: "June Loop Employee of the Month: Michael Lowe"

June Loop Employee of the Month: Michael Lowe

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ - While nearly all employees at HeplerBloom LLC in the Loop—a law firm that offers trial lawyers, estate planning services, business counsel, and more—have worked from home…

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Read more of the article: "May Loop Employee of the Month: Darnell Horton"

May Loop Employee of the Month: Darnell Horton

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ – During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been said that one of the safest ways to get around for essential trips is by bicycle. With that in mind,…

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Read more of the article: "April Loop Employee of the Month: Marc Prince"

April Loop Employee of the Month: Marc Prince

Posted 2 years ago in Trending, Loop Locals

3 MIN READ - Marc Prince’s official title is office manager at Newsy, a source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world.…

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