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How to brace yourself for a Polar Vortex 2.0

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January 2019 is a month that will go down in Chicago history. Record-breaking low temperatures struck the Midwest, and even Chicagoans—known for their tough resistance to severe winters—were not immune to the frigid temps. It felt like the entire city and surrounding suburbs shut down, bracing ourselves for windchills in the -50s. Chicago gave in

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The Mural Building: Merit School of Music Mural

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We’re thrilled our new mural is featuring the Merit School of Music. Since 1979, this nationally accredited music school has provided access to music education for children in underserved neighborhoods of Chicago. Co-founders Alice Pfaelzer and Emma Endres-Kountz started this initiative 40 years ago after Chicago Public Schools eliminated arts and music programming from its

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What to know about year-end charitable giving

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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and giving. And, while gifting presents to loved ones is a hallmark of the holidays, charitable giving is also at its highest during this time of year. According to research by Nonprofit Source, nearly one-third of annual giving occurs in December, with 10% of all giving coming

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Spending the holiday season in Chicago? Here’s what to do

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The city seems to sparkle a bit more around this time of year. As Chicago’s Bank®, we’ve put together a list of “must-do’s” for anyone who finds themselves in the city this holiday season. There are so many seasonal traditions that make this area unique. Let’s go! 24th Annual Christkindlmarket   This is a classic

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