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Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family Fun

There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…


State Street Festival

State Street Shuts Down For 6 Hours For Loop Street Festival

Cars and buses were routed off State Street downtown on Saturday, as the pavement was transformed into what has been called the “ultimate playground.”

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

State Street

‘Prairie Grass’ Light Display To Replace State Street Holiday Lights

The Chicago Loop Alliance, the group of State Street businesses that usually puts up all of the twinkling white tree lights for the holidays, says it won’t be doing the lights this year.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

State Street

State Street To Close For 5-Hour Festival Oct. 1

State Street downtown will turn from a thoroughfare to a fairground for on Oct. 1.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

The "Eye" Giant Eyeball Sculpture On State Street. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Eyeball Sculpture Soon To Come Down

If you haven’t had occasion to be stared down by the huge single eye on State Street, you have only one more day.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2010