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

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

 The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is working with health care and community partners to increase the ability to quickly distribute a large amount of COVID-19 vaccine, as it becomes available. CDPH will follow federal guidelines for distributing the vaccine, currently, the phases are as follows:  

  • Phase 1a: Health care personnel and long-term care facility residents 
  • Phase 1b: Frontline essential workers, persons aged ≥75 years, and then persons aged 65–74 years 
  • Phase 1c: Persons aged 16–64 years with high-risk medical conditions and essential workers not recommended for vaccination in Phase 1b  
  • Phase 2 (CURRENT, as of April 19): All persons aged ≥16 years not previously recommended for vaccination 

Supplies will increase over time, and it is anticipated all adults should be able to get vaccinated later in 2021. As the vaccine supplies increase, COVID-19 vaccine will be available through additional vaccination providers, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

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Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, the Emergency Travel Order has been modified. Under the new system, states are categorized as Yellow or Orange. Requirements for visitors and Chicago residents who travel to or from each state are listed here.

This includes both Chicago residents returning from travel to a designated state, and travelers arriving in Chicago from a designated state. The list is updated weekly.

Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020

Congress passed legislation in December 2020 that provides critical funding and relief as well as extending several provisions of the CARES Act, which is outlined below.

Review details of the legislative package and read the bill in full.

Illinois and the City of Chicago are in Phase 4: Gradually Resume with no mitigation measures in place.

  • Indoor dining can resume at lesser of 50 people or 50% capacity
    • Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. 
    • Table size is limited to 6
    • Bar seating is allowed with a distance of 6 feet between patrons
  • Meetings and events limited to 50 guests or 2550% capacity, whichever is fewer (both indoors and outdoors)
    • This capacity limit covers banquet halls, weddings, birthday parties, business dinners/social events, and private outdoor gatherings like a potluck
  • Other businesses, such as fitness clubs, personal services, retail stores, movie theaters, indoor recreation facilities and performance venues can still operate under existing guidelines, typically at 50% capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

To learn more about the new State-imposed mitigation measures, click here for an overview and here for an FAQ from the State of Illinois.

View the official health order from the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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.

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.

Here are additional resources from our city and state 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.

A Special Appeal

In the Spring of 2020, The Magnificent Mile Association made the difficult decision to cancel its Annual Gala.  As one of the organization’s primary sources of revenue, the financial loss was devastating.  To ensure that The Association’s 108 year mission of service to its members and The Magnificent Mile district continued, a special emergency funding appeal was launched to offset this loss. 

Members of the Board of Directors, longstanding Gala supporters and other stakeholders were asked to contribute at levels consistent with their past support.  A new revenue goal of $200,000 was established along with an effort to retain more than $100,000 that had already been contributed to the event prior to the COVID pandemic. 

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of many, the goals established for the Special Appeal were achieved.  While our gratitude and appreciation is extended to all that contributed, it is our pleasure to recognize major donors to this important effort here.

Thank you for your support!

Leadership Level Contributors ($7,000 or more)

401 N. Michigan Avenue/Zeller (Lori Olson)

625 North Michigan Avenue.Golub & Company (Lee Golub)

737 North Michigan Avenue/CRRE (Laura Bossert)

900 North Michigan Shops (Barry Graham and Stacy Kolios)

BMO Harris Bank (Amy Patel)

Connelly Electric (Joe Connelly)

Golub & Company (Lee Golub)

HEARN / 875 North Michigan Avenue (Nancy Capadona and Lindsay Hearn)

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (Kevin Trojanowski)

Lodge Management Group (Lyn McKeaney)

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Robert Christie)

REALTOR Building GNP Realty Partners (Dean Kutrumanes)

Walgreen Co. (Donovan Pepper)

The Wrigley Building/Zeller (Bradley Borowiec)

TimeZoneOne (Daniel Thomas)

Tribune Tower/CIM (Lee Golub)

Executive Level Contributors ($5,000 to $6,999)

360 Chicago (Nichole Benolken)

535 North Michigan Avenue/JB Realty (Arthur and John Balourdus)

663-669 North Michigan Avenue/Cushman Wakefield

701 North Michigan Avenue/Mid-America Asset Management (Janet Wegener)

730 North Michigan Avenue/Colliers International (Gloria Valerugo)

919 North Michigan Avenue/Mid-America Asset Management (Janet Wegener)

Able Services (Paul Saccone)

American Airlines (Debbie Havens)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's (Susan Hayes Gordon)

Central Building & Preservation LP (Tom Rivkin)

Clayco (Dan Gibbons)

Constellation Energy (Richard Cialabrini)

Davis Harrison Dion, Inc. (Robert Dion)

FE Moran (John Hewitt)

Justine Fedak

Madison Capital/875 North Michigan Avenue, Retail (Brian Riggle)

Mid-America Real Estate (Stanley Nitzberg and Kay Nelson)

PSAV (Christopher Howard)

SP Plus (Roger Walters and Shevket Dardovski)

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago (Shauna McKenzie-Lee)

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (Gabriel Constantin)



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Member Offers

As you prepare to re-open your business, Association members are here to help. Here is our list of preferred vendors and services.

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Jun 1
(312) 945-8806

Floor Signs

As we all get ready to reopen, think about taking your brand message to the floor. Don’t settle boring or bland signage for social distancing. We are offering custom-designed, branded signs for your floors and walls. Small cost. Big impact.

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Jun 1
(312) 542-1300

Re-opening Signage Package

Aloha Chicago has worked with the City of Chicago during re-opening. They can print indoor and outdoor banners, boards, posters, floor graphics, disposable menus, handouts and other items needed for restaurant, office and other business re-openings.

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Jun 1
(773) 510-1721

Award-winning, Full-service Plantscaping

IGS Plantscaping group is an award winning full-service plantscaping company in Chicago. They offer full service interior and exterior landscaping for corporate, retail and residential clients.

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Jun 1
(312) 464-1800

Let Your Customers Know You are OPEN and Ready for Business

FASTSIGNS on Ohio St can help you get your message out.

Signs and Banners are a fast and simple way to show customers your business is back and ready to serve them. In order to regain their trust during this time, you will also want to communicate that your place is a safe place.

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Jul 1
(630) 853-0159

Individually Packaged Catering Menu

Whether planning a corporate event, holiday celebration, birthday party, or just bringing friends together, let Labriola cater your next gathering.

All breakfast orders delivered before 11:00am require a minimum of $250. Any time after 11:00am there is no delivery minimum.

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Jul 1
(312) 492-7760

Special Member Rates

SpeedPro Chicago is YOUR local source for custom branding & printing solutions. Now offering special rates for fellow Magnificent Mile Association Members. Call or email for a quote today!

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Oct 1
(312) 707-8597

ServiceMaster of Lake Shore

Your trusted, local partner for all commercial cleaning services including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, floor mat cleaning and COVID-19 disinfection. Serving all of Chicagoland and the Suburbs. Call or email today for a FREE quote!

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Important Updates


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Dear Members, Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting, which will be live streamed from the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on Thursday, March 25 at 4:00...

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Read more about February 24, 2021

Dear Members, With spring just weeks away, we are starting to see some hopeful signs: 1 in 10 Chicagoans have received their first dose of the vaccine...

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Dear Members, There is a light at the end of the tunnel as it relates to the pandemic and associated restrictions. Among the many encouraging signs ar...

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Read more about January 15, 2021

Dear Members, I have never been happier to welcome a new year. Cheers to 2021 and better news on the horizon! While we cannot determine the course of ...

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Read more about December 2020

Dear Members, The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, though in an alternative format, came off without a hitch. We are proud of our fes...

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Read more about December 3, 2020

Dear Members, One million twinkling lights along The Magnificent Mile are making a positive impact, even from miles away. The 29th annual BMO Harris B...

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Dear Members, Can you believe it’s already late November and that in less than 6 weeks we will welcome a new year? First up, this Sunday at 6:00P, we ...

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Read more about October 30, 2020

Dear Members, Two weeks ago, we hosted a small group of members at The Northman on the Riverwalk for our first in-person networking event since the wi...

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Read more about October 2020

Dear Members, It seems things have cooled down after an eventful summer on The Magnificent Mile. We will continue to prioritize district safety in loc...

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