Despite Pandemic's Economic Downturn, Loop Businesses Still Trying To Spread Holiday CheerIt's a tradition for many Chicago families: walking through the Loop, soaking in the holiday displays, and enjoying a winter wonderland. But can it be done safely this year? 
Toni Patisserie & Café Has Closed Its Loop Location; Loop Business Leaders Say More Restaurant Closures Are Likely To ComeToni Patisserie & Café is one of the latest downtown restaurants to go out of business, and Loop business leaders said there will be more to come if things don’t pick up.
Chicago Mural Near Ida B. Wells And Dearborn Honors Essential WorkersThe project began last Friday, and is scheduled to be finished by Thursday.
Pop-Up Resource Center At Harold Washington Library Offers Assistance To People Experiencing Homelessness During PandemicThe pandemic and the pandemonium that comes with it makes life harder for everyone. Especially struggling right now: Chicago’s homeless.
As Loop Traffic Begins To Rebound, Some Downtown Businesses Remain Boarded Up“It just looks closed, it looks unfriendly. People feel creepy and they don’t come,” said Michael Edwards, president and CEO of the Chicago Loop Alliance.
With Downtown Foot Traffic Down 80%, Loop Storefronts Struggle To Stay OpenChicago's once bustling Loop is akin to a ghost town amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Loop Businesses See Sharp Drop In Foot Traffic Since COVID-19 RestrictionsOn Tuesday, March 17, pedestrian traffic in the Loop dropped 63% compared to one week earlier on March 10.
State Street To Be Adorned With Images Of Theatre Marquees Designed By Chicago's Young People
Using High-Tech Sensors To Count Pedestrians Walking Down State StreetA news release earlier this month intrigued the CBS 2 Morning Insiders – it announced that Lollapalooza foot traffic on State Street set a record. But really – how in the world do they know that?
State Street Businesses Hire Armed Security GuardsA pair of guards, which the Chicago Loop Alliance calls “street ambassadors,” began making their rounds on Thursday, walking the beat from Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive.
Are Autonomous Cars in Chicago’s Future?