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Tips for a fun virtual happy hour


Posted 13 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Eat & Drink

4 MIN READ – Although COVID-19 may have you stuck at home looking for ways to stay in touch with friends and family, there are still plenty of ways to...

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Read more of the article: "Best places to take a walk in the Loop"

Best places to take a walk in the Loop

Posted 13 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Loop List

2 MIN READ - Governor Pritzker issued a “shelter in place” order beginning on March 21, but don’t fret too much, Chicago—you’re still able to go for walks outside as...

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Read more of the article: "How to support local businesses from home"

How to support local businesses from home

Posted 16 days ago in Trending, Things to Do

2 MIN READ - Local businesses and organizations across the city are hurting during closures and cancellations caused by COVID-19, but with a much higher worker population than residential, the...

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Read more of the article: "Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Loop"

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Loop

Posted 25 days ago in Trending, Things to Do

7 MIN READ - Classic St. Patrick’s Day activities downtown in the Loop like the parade and river dyeing may be postponed, but there’s still more than enough fun to...

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Read more of the article: "Tips and tricks to save on theater tickets"

Tips and tricks to save on theater tickets

Posted 26 days ago in Trending, Things to Do, Arts and Culture

3 MIN READ – The Chicago Loop’s much-beloved Theatre District is the second largest in the country and offers everything an arts and culture lover could hope to see—plays, musicals,...

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Read more of the article: "Art on theMart Announces Spring 2020 Program"

Art on theMart Announces Spring 2020 Program

Posted 27 days ago in Trending, Arts and Culture, Things to Do, Landmarks

4 MIN READ - Art on theMART, the largest permanent art projection in the world, returns April 1 to illuminate the river-façade of the historic landmark theMART (formerly Merchandise Mart)....

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Read more of the article: "Valentine's Day for Singles"

Valentine's Day for Singles

Posted 55 days ago in Trending, Things to Do

4 MIN READ – It’s a day for love, but singles know that sometimes the best love is the kind you feel for yourself. There’s plenty to do downtown in...

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Read more of the article: "Kill the Winter Blues"

Kill the Winter Blues

Posted 2 months ago in Trending, Things to Do, Arts and Culture, Restaurants and Dining

3 MIN READ - We’ve made it this far, Chicago. But short, gray days and temperatures well below freezing are still ahead. To help you fight the winter blues, we put...

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Read more of the article: "Pamper Yourself in the Loop"

Pamper Yourself in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Things to Do, Hotels

4 MIN READ - It’s always the right time of year to treat yourself, and there’s no better place to do it than downtown in the Chicago Loop.

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Read more of the article: "Celebrate Chinese New Year in the Loop"

Celebrate Chinese New Year in the Loop

Posted 3 months ago in Trending, Things to Do

2 MIN READ - Kick off the Year of the Rat downtown in the Chicago Loop, with art activities, a lantern procession, musical performances, and some festive sweets.

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