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Chicago designates six city streets to be opened for dining & recreation

Chicago designates six city streets to be opened for dining & recreation
City announces pilot projects to provide relief to local businesses through expanded outdoor dining space and recreational activities Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined Commissioners Gia Biagi and Rosa Escareno from the Chicago Departments of Transportation (CDOT) and Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) to announce Chicago’s ‘Our Streets’ plan. The plan is designed to... Read more »

Lake County Forest Preserves updates and cancellations for summer of 2020

Lake County Forest Preserves updates and cancellations for summer of 2020
Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFP) announced today that all summer camps, science explorers and nature programs for summer of 2020 will be cancelled–many will be replaced with “virtual” programs (see below)–due to the Covid virus. Members of the Lake County Forest Preserves Operations Committee approved a recommendation to cancel or modify all special events, concerts, and in-person education programs scheduled for this summer and... Read more »

Mayor Lightfoot orders Chicago Lakefront closed to public

Mayor Lightfoot orders Chicago Lakefront closed to public
Despite, Mayor Lightfoot’s warning yesterday that she would close the Lakefront if  excessive numbers of people continued to gather there, many people defied her warning. This necessitated further action today. In order to bend the curve of COVID-19, the Mayor has issued an executive order to close the Chicago’s Lakefront, Riverwalk and 606 Trail, effective immediately until further... Read more »
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Chicago puts temporary hold on ticketing, towing and debt collection

 The City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced that the City of Chicago will be temporarily suspending debt collection practices and non-safety related citations and impounds, as well as penalties for late payment taking... Read more »

Illinois lottery celebrates Chinese New Year with lucky numbers fortune cookies

Illinois lottery celebrates Chinese New Year with lucky numbers fortune cookies
Feeling lucky? You can enjoy a Fortune Cookie with your lunch and maybe win BIG. With the Mega Millions jackpot continuing to rise, players are hoping to find their fortune with lucky numbers. To those ends the Illinois Lottery is holding a giveaway event today from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Center to... Read more »

City of Chicago to host Cannabis Resource Fair

City of Chicago to host Cannabis Resource Fair
The City of Chicago will host a free first ever Cannabis Resource Fair this Saturday, February 1. The day-long Fair (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd) will feature an opportunity for residents to connect with cannabis businesses, industry experts, social equity leaders, advocacy groups, government agencies and legal aid organizations. Six... Read more »
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AAA offers timely tips for winter driving

AAA offers timely tips for winter driving
Are you ready for winter? With snow arriving early this year–already our second significant snowfall of the season (and it’s only November 11)–AAA has put together some timely reminders to deal with and get a jump on the weather. Just like the Boy Scouts motto, it is important to “Be Prepared.” Do you know how... Read more »

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own

Humboldt Park Alligator story takes on a life of its own
See ya later alligator It’s been 3 days since an alligator was sighted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon and the story (and probably the alligator) just keeps getting bigger. The 4-to-5 foot reptile now has a name, Chance the Snapper; a twitter account–actually 2 twitter accounts (@HumboldtGator & @HumboldtParkGator); an Instagram account #humboldtgator; his own... Read more »

International Housewares Show: Color trends for 2020

International Housewares Show: Color trends for 2020
One couldn’t help to notice that color was everywhere at this years International Home and Housewares Show that took place March 2-5 at at McCormick Place. “Diverse color palettes with never-ending patterns and combinations will be the name of the game more than ever before, said Leatrice Eiseman – executive director of the Pantone Color Institute... Read more »
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Three Chicago Hotels named in top 10 in USA

Three Chicago Hotels named in top 10 in USA
U.S. News & World Report today released its 2019 Best Hotel Rankings with The Peninsula Chicago and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago being named among the top five in the country. The U.S. News rankings are based on each hotel’s industry awards, its star rating (both 5-stars) and guest reviews. Across the USA the top five... Read more »
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