The Magnificent Mile Association provides the latest resources and relief information.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Illinois and the City of Chicago are now on track to enter Phase 3: Cautiously Re-open.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials from around Chicago, released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees, and customers to follow as the city prepares to begin safely reopening in early June.

Governor Pritzker has ordered all citizens to "shelter in place" until May 30, 2020 as a proactive response to COVID-19.

Under this extension, there are several modifications that came into effect starting May 1, 2020.

Restore Illinois is a five-phased plan to reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced the “Protecting Chicago” framework that the City will be using to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19.

Many bars and restaurants are still available for take-away and delivery and there are several ways to support local businesses.

After weeks of data and trend analysis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidelines at the Individual, Family, and Multi-Family Residence levels to ensure they are doing all that we can to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can now get tested in Illinois.
The state will post a full list of test sites to it's COVID-19 response page.

Due to the recently CARES Act, your business may be eligible for aid from the federal government. Review your eligibility with resources from the U.S. Travel Association.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 9:30 AM (CDT).

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Here are more updates from our city, state and national partners:

  • Governor Pritzker started the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits and other groups that work with "those hit hardest by COVID-19," providing emergency food and basic supplies, interim housing, health care services, assisting with utility costs and supporting children and families.
  • Governor Pritzker is directing healthy citizens to a state website to match their skills with organizations that work with the homeless or seniors, or deliver meals.

Please reach out with questions or concerns to We are here to support you as we navigate these uncertain times together!


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Upcoming Events

Please note that in the interest of health and safety during COVID-19, Association events that would be held in person are postponed until further notice. The Association is hosting virtual events to keep members connected and informed.
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Oct 9
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive

2020 Annual Gala

Join us for a Speakeasy Soiree at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Friday, October 9!

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Read more about April 23, 2020

Dear Members, For the past six weeks, we have been largely hunkered down, wondering when it will be safe to come back out to our beloved Magnificent M...

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Dear Members, We have not faced a challenge like this in our lifetime. We are all affected by and adapting to the new realities we face with COVID-19....

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Governor Pritzker extended the Stay-at-Home Order to May 30, 2020. Under this extension, there are several modifications that came into effect startin...

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Read more about Update: HHC 2020 Postponed

Due to the latest safety measures addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, hotel venues are canceling events with 50 or more people. The Hospitality Hires Ch...

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Read more about Bridge Closures in The Magnificent Mile District

Please see the CDOT issued schedule of full closure of following bridges between the hours of 9:30am to 2:30pm daily unless otherwise noted.


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Read more about March 6, 2020

Dear Members, We are incredibly proud of the work that Rich Gamble, our Board Chair, has done on behalf of the Association. His tireless efforts to pr...

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Read more about 2020 Census: Important Dates

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond f...

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The national kick-off to the holiday season!

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

The annual Lights Festival rings in the holiday season with two days of free, family-friendly activities. The celebration culminates in an evening tree-lighting parade along North Michigan Avenue.

Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World® lead the parade, which is broadcast live on ABC7 Chicago and syndicated to more than 90% of the nation throughout the holiday season.

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Feb 23
Broadway Playhouse

Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!

The off-Broadway hit comedy based on The New York Times #1 best-selling book is back by popular demand! Use promo code MAGMILE for 50% off tickets. *Offer valid on all performances.

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Feb 26
Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Starbucks Reserve Roastery: Tours, Experiences and Events Spaces to Explore

Experience the largest Starbucks in the world in a new way. Our private tours and experiences take you on a unique educational journey. Learn about the coffee roasting process, our rare, single-origin coffee, brewing innovations and artfully crafted cocktails.

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Feb 27
Travelle at The Langham

Travelle at The Langham Exclusive Art Tour and Reception

On Thursday, February 27 attend a one-of-a-kind art tour followed by a reception at Travelle at The Langham. The tour will include a special appearance from local abstract painter Judy Ledgerwood. Ledgerwood.

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Feb 28
Hiltons of Chicago

Get Two Pairs of Ice Skates on Hilton

Book direct and show your Hilton confirmation email at the skate rental desk to get free ice skates - includes up to 2 pairs of skates per room reservation. Must have current room reservation for that day, must be a confirmation email directly from a Hilton hotel.

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Feb 29
Corner Bakery

Life is Better with Sprinkles and a Free Sweet from Corner Bakery

This month you can receive a FREE Sweet with an Entree Purchase at Corner Bakery. Treat yourself to an individual cookie, Baby Bundt, brownie or bar.

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Mar 1
The Blackstone Hotel

The Blackstone launches series of programming and events in honor of Women’s History Month

Throughout the month of March, The Blackstone hosts a variety of events available to guests and locals to showcase a variety of Chicago’s present-day leading women in the formats of discussions, tastings and galleries.

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Mar 1
Labriola Cafe

A Sweet Deal from Labriola Catering

Get a FREE dozen Stan's Cookies for any Labriola catering order over $250.

Offer valid through 3/31/2020.

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Mar 1
Corner Bakery Cafe, 676 N Michigan Avenue

$2 Off NEW Kitchen-Crafted Breakfast Items at Corner Bakery!

Valid in-cafe for $2 Off Any Breakfast Entree purchase. Not valid online or with delivery. Premium menu items & substitutions may have an additional charge. No cash value. Not redeemable with other offers. One offer per order. Offer code: 506 Expiration: 4/12/20

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Mar 1
Uniform Teeth, 20 S Clark Street

Here we grow Chicago!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our 2nd location in Chicago at 20 South Clark St, Suite 1520. Our licensed orthodontists deliver top-notch care at the best price.

Book your free consultation by March 15 and receive $150 off with promo code: MARMILE.

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