The Magnificent Mile Association is here to provide the latest resources and relief information.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Governor Pritzker has ordered all citizens to "shelter in place" until April 30, 2020 as a proactive response to COVID-19.
Non-essential retailers and attractions are closed during this time. Many bars and restaurants are still available for take-away and delivery and there are several ways to support local businesses.

Applications for the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund are now open.
The City of Chicago has established the $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund (the Resiliency Fund), which will provide small businesses and non-profits with emergency cash flow during this health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Your business may be eligible for aid from the federal government.
Due to the recently passed federal stimulus package.

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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!


Learn more about how your business or brand can partner with The Magnificent Mile Association on major events and on-street activations.


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Upcoming Events

Please note that in the interest of health and safety, Association events are postponed until further notice.
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Mar 24
Cooper's Hawk, 58 E. Oak Street

March Membership Connection

Please note: this event has been postponed. We will advise members and prospective members of a new date when possible.

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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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Important Updates


Read more about Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

Is your business impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)?Know that we are at the table, representing you and our beloved district.We are working on solutio...

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Member News

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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From the President

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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Read more about International Women's Day 2020

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call t...

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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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