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Chicago Blizzard 2011

Thursday, 03-Feb-2011

February 1 and 2nd brought a winter storm to Chicago that ranks among the 3 worst the city has ever seen.

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2010 City Of Chicago Christmas Tree Facts

Friday, 12-Nov-2010

LOCATION: Richard J. Daley Center Plaza, Washington and Dearborn Streets

TREE: 70 foot fir tree was donated by the John Colomer family of McHenry, Illinois.

TREE CONTEST: For the first time the City of Chicago held a contest to select the Christmas. Seventy-five trees from Chicago, Illinois and Indiana were submitted for consideration. With the assistance of The Brickman Group (landscaping/tree professionals) and the Chicago Sun-Times, the Mayor’s Office of Special Events selected three finalists based on the following criteria: A Spruce or Fir tree; at least 55 feet or more; tree must be accessible to insure a safe removal and must be within 100 miles from Chicago’s Loop.
Chicagoans voted on the three finalists. The winning tree received 2,678 votes out of 5,182.

LIGHTS: 7,000 red, green and white energy saving LED (light emitting diode) lights Provided by UL Underwriters Laboratories adorn the tree and it is topped off with a brightly lit star.

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More: Chicago Christmas Tree History

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Chicago celebrates Fashion’s Night Out

Saturday, 04-Sep-2010

 
Friday, September 10, 2010

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Factory Theater Presents “1985″ at DCA Storefront Theater

Monday, 30-Aug-2010

from October 5 – November 7 .

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