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.
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Loop Business Group Hoping Murals Bring More Eyes To Wabash CorridorSuspended from a cherry picker a few stories up, Italian street artist Never2501 rolled white paint onto the clay-colored bricks of The Buckingham, a student apartment building facing the CTA ‘L’ tracks. The work is part of the Alliance’s “Transforming Wabash” project, which includes at least nine other murals.
Business Advocacy Group Holds Impromptu Party At Loop Park A park in the Loop took on a festival atmosphere at lunchtime Tuesday as the Chicago Loop Alliance seeks non-traditional ways of connecting people with the city and it's businesses, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser reports.
Loop Alley Parties To Offer New Perspective Of DowntownThe Chicago Loop Alliance has planned a series of five “placemaking” events to get workers to stick around for parties in the alleys after business hours, and get people to think of the alleys in the Loop in a different way.
Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family FunThere 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 Shuts Down For 6 Hours For Loop Street FestivalCars and buses were routed off State Street downtown on Saturday, as the pavement was transformed into what has been called the “ultimate playground.”
'Prairie Grass' Light Display To Replace State Street Holiday LightsThe 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.
State Street To Close For 5-Hour Festival Oct. 1State Street downtown will turn from a thoroughfare to a fairground for on Oct. 1.
Eyeball Sculpture Soon To Come DownIf you haven’t had occasion to be stared down by the huge single eye on State Street, you have only one more day.