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Alcoholiday: Prohibition Ends! | December 4

Join us for an Alcoholiday! Eat, drink and be merry as we celebrate the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which brought Prohibition to an end in December 1933. We'll have specialty cocktails from the era courtesy of North Shore Distillery, and plenty of stories of Prohibition in Chicago. More...

take our market square survey

Next year is Market Square's 100th anniversary, and we'll be premiering a new exhibit to celebrate. We want to gather your memories and thoughts about Market Square to help us put together the exhibit. Take our brief, four-question survey.

Local Legends 2015: View our Photo Gallery

We had yet another fabulous Local Legends event on October 24, as Bill Kurtis and Mark McMahon took us behind-the-scenes with the McMahon family. Guests learned the inside stories of the many pivotal historical moments Mark and his late father Franklin have covered as artist-reporters. Check out images from the event.