November 2015

Corona Extra Presents Chi-Town Rising Hosted By Hyatt Gold Passport® Announces Chicago® & American Authors As Musical Headliners

October 2015

Mayor Emanuel Opens Flagship Uniqlo Store

Chicago's Holiday Season Rises to New Heights with New "Winter Campus" Programming and Inaugural New Year's Eve Event

Choose Chicago Forced to Eliminate Jobs and Implement Additional to Programming as a Result of Frozen State Funding

September 2015

Corona Extra Presents Chi-Town Rising Hosted by Hyatt Gold Passport: Changing How Chicago Celebrates New Year's Eve

Study Finds Bank of America Chicago Marathon Delivers More than $254 Million to Chicago Economy

August 2015

NFL to Return to Chicago for 2016 Draft; League to Develop Process for Future Site Locations

July 2015 

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground On New Marriott Marquis Chicago Hotel 

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Economic Impact Results for 2015 NFL Draft

13 Epic Reasons to Visit Chicago this Fall

June 2015 

Mayor Emanuel Announces Launch of Chicago Riverwalk Programming with Events this Week and Weekend

Mayor Emanuel and Navy Pier Announce the Purchase of a New, World Class Ferris Wheel in Time for 2016, Centennial Celebration

May 2015

Mayor Emanuel Announces Riverwalk Attractions to Open for Summer 2015

Choose Chicago and the Chinese Ministry of Culture Form a Bilateral Partnership to Strengthen Cross-Cultural Tourism Initiatives

"The Chef Whisperer" Debuts at the James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel, City of Chicago Celebrate End of Successful 2015 NFL Draft

April 2015

26 Top Prospects to Attend NFL Draft

Phillip Phillips to Make Draft Town Home by Headlining Free Fan Concert May 2

2015 NFL Draft Marks Greatest Former Player Participation in Draft History

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism Demand for First Quarter 2015

Mayor Emanuel and the James Beard Foundation Announce that the James Beard Awards Will Return to Chicago in 2016 and 2017

NFL to Host Community Events Across Chicago Throughout Draft Week

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Debut of Chicago Epic, New National Campaign 

Chicagoland Celebrates North American Meetings Industry Day
at the Four Star Awards Ceremony

March 2015

2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Nominees Announced 

NFL Announces Process for Obtaining Tickets to 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago 

NFL Announces Free Fan Opportunities for 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago

The League of Chicago Theatres, In Partnership With Choose Chicago, Announces 2015 Chicago Theatre Week Results

February 2015

Marc Anderson Appointed Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President Sales For Choose Chicago 

2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

Mayor Emanuel Announces Opening of New Cermak CTA Green Line Station 

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism in 2014 | 50.2 Million Visitors Came to Chicago in 2014 Leading to 9800 New Jobs Since 2010

January 2015

Chicago Expands Its Citywide Chinese New Year With New Cultural Programming, Tour Packages And Retail Partnerships 

Statement From Mayor Emanuel On O'Hare Reclaiming Title of World's Busiest Airport

James Beard Foundation Announces Lexus as a Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 JBF Awards in Chicago 

Mayor Emanuel, Choose Chicago and Labor Leaders Announce $105,000 Sponsorship for PCMA Convening Leaders Conference

December 2014 

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce its Expansion in China with the Opening of its Fourth Office in Chengdu 

Chicago Restaurant Week Online Reservations Now Open 

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Celebrate Opening Of Maggie Daley Park 

15 Reasons To Visit Chicago In 2015 

Alpana Singh To Host 4th Annual First Bites Bash

November 2014

MPEA Selects Prairie District Partners as Design/Build Team for Headquarters Hotel and McCormick Place Event Center 

Chicago Named Host Site For 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Regional

October 2014

Chicago Sees Sixth Consecutive Month of Tourism Records 

Choose Chicago's Guide To The Holidays

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Microsoft Ignite in Chicago in May 2015

September 2014 

2015 NFL Draft To Be Held in Chicago

Conde Nast Traveler Names Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless at Chicago O'Hare "The Best Airport Restaurant In The U.S."

GQ Magazine Awards Chicago "The Greatest Drinking City in America"

Chicago Sets Multiple Tourism Records for Summer 2014 Travel Season

Art Institute Named Top Museum in the World 

"Chicago Made" Fall Music Showcase Will Feature Chicago Music Acts The O'My's, Psalm One, Alex Wiley, Paper Thick Walls at Thalia Hall on October 15

Chicago Is Largest City Named To Money Magazine's "Best Cities in America" List for 2014

Aviation Industry Heads to Chicago for World's Largest Commercial Aviation Event

Chicago Named Second Best City in America for Cycling by Bicycling Magazine

August 2014

Chicago Sets Tourism Record For July With More Than One Million Occupied Hotel Room Nights

Chicago Fall Events You Won't Want To Miss 

Chicago poised to welcome nearly one million additional overseas visitors as a result of hosting IPW, a new economic analysis reveals

July 2014

Choose Chicago: Growth, Jobs, Results

"Museum Campus South" Launched Free Shuttle Service To  Take Visitors To Six Cultural Institutions During The Month Of August Sponsored By Choose Chicago

June 2014

See What People are Saying about the Lucas Museum Coming to Chicago

City of Chicago and Graham Foundation to Partner with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

May 2014

Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Choose Chicago Welcome Prominent Mexican Business Delegation to Chicago

Mayor Emanuel and the James Beard Foundation Announce 2015 James Beard Awards Will Be Held in Chicago 

USA Eagles to take on New Zealand All Blacks in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Automechanika Chicago Trade Show Will Launch in 2015

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Domestic Visitation to Chicago

Choose Chicago and Explore St. Louis Partner to Promote National Travel & Tourism Week and the Travel Effect

April 2014

Choose Chicago Names New Agencies of Record

TripAdvisor Users Rank Chicago Number Two for Top U.S. Destination in the Sixth Annual Traveler's Choice Destination Awards

March 2014

Sold-Out 2014 International Home + Housewares Show Brims with Innovation

Chicago To Showcase Local Tech and Cultural Talent at South By Southwest

February 2014

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Expansion Achieves LEED® Gold Certification

Chicago Launches Website for South By Southwest Multi-Media Conference

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Emirates Announce New Non-Stop Service Between Dubai International Airport and O'Hare International Airport

Chicago To Showcase Its Talent At South By Southwest Multi-Media Conference

Chicago To Welcome 6,000 International Travel Influencers For U.S. Travel Association's IPW 2014

January 2014

Mayor Emanuel, Choose Chicago and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events unveil first-ever cultural tourism strategy 

Mayor Emanuel Outlines Vision for Continued Expansion and Growth of Tourism in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel Announces Citywide Celebration of the Chinese New Year

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Hotel Performance for 2013

McCormick Place Announces Significant Internet and Wi-Fi Upgrades for Nation's Largest Convention Center 

More than 100 productions expected to participate in Chicago Theatre Week 2014

December 2013

Chicago Restaurant Week Online Reservations Now Open

November 2013 

Seventh Annual Chicago Restaurant Week Kicks Off With "First Bites Bash"

Choose Chicago Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

October 2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce the Launch of the New Chicago Neighborhood Website, Designed to Bring Tourism Directly into Chicago's Neighborhoods

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Senator Dick Durbin And Aviation Officials For Commissioning Of New Runway 10C-28C At O'Hare International Airport

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce All-New Dealer Expo Moves To Chicago In 2014, 2015, And 2016

September 2013 

Mayor Emanuel Announces Tourism Records In August

Internationally-Renowned Pelli Clarke Pelli To Design 10,000-Seat Event Center

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Chooses Marriott International Inc. As Operator of 1,200-Room Headquarters Hotel

Choose Chicago Joins Chicago CUBS In Unveiling Photographic Mural

Mayor  Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Additional Tourism Records For 2012: Economic Impact, Tax Revenue, and Job Creation

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Welcomed a Record Number of Overseas Visitors in 2012

August 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tying Tourism Numbers for First Seven Months of 2013

Mayor Emanuel Leads Groundbreaking on Bloomingdale Trail

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Chicago Named Second Most Popular Convention Destination in the Country

Chicago Department of Aviation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launch New Technology for Expedited Customs Clearance at O'Hare International Airport

July 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism Numbers for First Half of 2013

June 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Near Record Tourism Numbers in May

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Chicago is the First Top Tier City to Earn Certification as Sustainable Destination for Meetings and Events

May 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Leisure Visitation to Chicago and 46.2 Million Total Visitors in 2012

Mayor Emanuel & Choose Chicago Announce Record Hotel Performance

Mayor Emanuel Announces Appointment of Desiree Rogers as Chair of Choose Chicago Board 

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Announces McCormick Place Entertainment District Development to Boost Convention and Trade Show Business

Mayor Emanuel & Choose Chicago Announce Record April Hotel Performance

April 2013

Hotel Occupancy Hits Record High for Month of March

March 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Redmoon Announce The Great Chicago Fire Festival 

Choose Chicago Announces Management Changes to East Coast Sales Team

Spring Into Chicago: A City That is Second to None This Summer 

February 2013

Choose Chicago Annual Report 2012

MPEA Announces Development of 1,200 Room Headquarters Hotel Near McCormick Place 

Mayor Emanuel Announces Further Investment in Choose Chicago to Build on First Year of Success in Promoting Chicago as an International Travel Destination 

January 2013

World Business Chicago, Choose Chicago Host Reception in Shanghai for Chinese Business Leaders, Tour Organizations

Chicago Restaurant Week Returns With Dishes From Chicago's Most Notable and Newest Chefs

December 2012

Chicago Restaurant Week Kicks Off With 'First Bites Bash' 

Choose Chicago Announces Chicago Getaway Contest Winners 

November 2012

Chicago's Leisure Tourism Campaign Delivers Triple-Digit Return on Investment

October 2012

D. Bradley Kent Appointed Senior Vice President of Sales & Service for Choose Chicago 

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce City of Chicago Hotel Occupancy Up Five Percent So Far This Year 

Two Key Shows Extend Commitments to McCormick Place and Chicago 

September 2012

Choose Chicago Selects Interamerican Network to Represent Chicago in Brazil

August 2012

Create a New Tradition and Choose Chicago as Your Holiday Destination

Choose Chicago Launches Mobile App

Chicago's Visitor Industry Sees Boom in Jobs and Spending

July 2012

Choose Chicago is Official

Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce American Library Association to Extend Run in Chicago

June 2012

Mayor Emanuel Announces Critical Union Agreement at McCormick Place and Navy Pier  

Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn Announce Reed Exhibitions Will Return to Chicago With Major Shows

May 2012

Mayor Emanuel Announces Outstanding First Quarter in Hotel Occupancy 

Chicago's 2012 Advertising Campaign Delivers Triple Digit Return on Investment

April 2012

Chicago's Visitor Industry Sees Strong Recovery in 2011

March 2012

Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau Selects Marketing and Public Relations Firms to Represent City in Canada and Mexico

February 2012

Mayor Emanuel Announces a Combined Tourism Organization to Attract 50 Million Visitors to Chicago 

January 2012

Chicago Host Committee Unveils Programming to Engage Residents Leading Up to The G8 and NATO Summits

Chicago Restaurant Week Returns With Dishes From Chicago's Most Notable and Freshest Faces

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau Launch Regional Advertising Campaign in Five Cities

Chicago Restaurant Week Kicks Off With 'First Bites Bash' Presented By United Airlines

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