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Read more of the article: "Sweet Home Chicago - The Chicago Loop’s Best Desserts & Sweets"

Sweet Home Chicago - The Chicago Loop’s Best Desserts & Sweets

Posted 15 months ago in Restaurants and Dining

Swimsuit season is officially behind us, which means it’s time to dive into the Loop’s delectable desserts. Colorful cakes, inventive ice cream creations and melt-in-your-mouth macaroons are all waiting for...

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Read more of the article: "Best Brunch Spots in the Chicago Loop"

Best Brunch Spots in the Chicago Loop

Posted 17 months ago in Restaurants and Dining

Scrambling to make brunch plans? We’ve got your guide to the best French toasts, eggs Benedict, and bottomless mimosas in the Chicago Loop.

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Read more of the article: "Get Caffeinated: The Chicago Loop's Best Coffee Shops"

Get Caffeinated: The Chicago Loop's Best Coffee Shops

Posted 18 months ago in Loop Lists, Restaurants and Dining

Whether you’re running to work with a coffee in hand or just need an afternoon pick-me-up, these Loop coffee spots will ensure you stay caffeinated all day long. 

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Read more of the article: "12 Fun Facts about Millennium Park"

12 Fun Facts about Millennium Park

Posted 2 years ago in Then and Now, Landmarks

What once began as a railroad and parking lot is now one of the most iconic places in the city of Chicago: Millennium Park. It has been 12 years since Millennium...

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Read more of the article: ""Sweet Home Chicago" - Celebrating Chicago's Candy History"

"Sweet Home Chicago" - Celebrating Chicago's Candy History

Posted 3 years ago in Then and Now

It's no secret that Chicagoans have a sweet tooth; it's in our history. Chicago has been the “candy capital of the world” since the late 1800s. Tootsie Rolls, Brach’s, Frango,...

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Read more of the article: "Then and Now: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel"

Then and Now: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Posted 4 years ago in Then and Now, Restaurants and Dining, Hotels

With a record number of tourists coming to Chicago last year, the Loop has become a magnet for hoteliers wishing to capitalize on this growth. Six months into the year, we've...

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The Loop's Newest Nap Space

Posted 4 years ago in Loop Lists, Loop Locals

Channel your inner preschooler, because the Loop is about to get its nap on. Bottom Line Yoga transforms into a nap space from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Yes, you...

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Read more of the article: "From Rail Yard to Chicago's Front Yard: Millennium Park"

From Rail Yard to Chicago's Front Yard: Millennium Park

Posted 4 years ago in Then and Now

I’ve written about Millennium Park in a few different contexts already, but this time – in celebration of the Park's tenth anniversary today – let’s talk Chicago history.

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Read more of the article: "Artist's Corner: The Chicago Picasso"

Artist's Corner: The Chicago Picasso

Posted 5 years ago in Then and Now, Arts and Culture

The Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza may be the strangest of the Loop’s many artistic landmarks. Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding its purpose and intent, the Picasso remains iconic of the City of...

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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 5 years ago in Then and Now

Elevated tracks appeared to be the right choice, as subways were too expensive to consider. And so the first 'L' train (then Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad) was built...

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