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BY Margaret Galush

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EMC2 Goes to the Dogs, Arista Tries to Break the Ice

Hello Readers,

In honor of October being national "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," Hotel EMC2 has announced it is now a dog-friendly property, allowing human guests to bring their furry friends for stays in the 195 guest rooms. While people get the creature comforts of a modern, boutique hotel (including some especially sophisticated technology), dogs will be greeted with special services including a doggy bed and bowl, treats, waste bags and a branded leash and collar. 

New Venue Comes to Shore at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach

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The tides are turning with new venues in Chicago, with some of the most creative spaces we’ve seen opening in recent years. The brand-new Shore Club is one of those standouts. The seasonal structure, placed square on the sand near North Avenue Beach and with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed views of Lake Michigan, evokes a coastal vacation feeling many would travel to exotic locations to find—but is right in our own backyard.

Hotel Deals: Ace Rates & No Strings Attached at Langham

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Business is booming at several Chicago area hotels, and guests and planners get to take advantage with some pretty special deals.

Rockford Sidewalks Get Some Color in Dismal Weather

Rockford residents and visitors now have reason to venture into the rain with the city’s latest public art installation. Rockford Rain Art is on display at 12 locations throughout the downtown, River and Midtown districts, where community-inspired images like the Rockford IceHogs mascot become visible when sidewalks are wet. First installed in September of 2016, the project has had substantial public success, and a second round of Rain Art is anticipated this summer.

Tee Up! Get a Deal at Pheasant Run, Go Mini at Maggie Daley Park

Hello readers,

As summer approaches, it’s prime time to hit the green, and we have heard of two great new options for your group golf outings.

Oink and Moo Food Truck Wins No. 2 in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Food Trucks in America 2017

Oink and Moo, a food truck that has operated in New Jersey since 2012, is making big news! The truck is known throughout NJ towns like Hoboken and Asbury Park, but after expanding to Philadelphia, it won a Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. Now, The Daily Meal has rated Oink and Moo the No. 2 best food truck in the United States. The food is straight up BBQ—beef brisket or pulled pork sliders, chili, tacos, quesadillas, and ribs.

Loews Chicago Finds “Satisfaction” as Hotel Partner of Rolling Stones Exhibit

Hello readers,

The Rolling Stones are in town for the next three months with vast amounts of memorabilia and instruments on display in the acclaimed “Exhibitionism” at Navy Pier—and there’s one hotel they won’t be too quick to trash.

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