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CHICAGO NEWS & UPDATES FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS: JANUARY 2014

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NEW DINING, SHOPPING OPEN AT O'HARE'S TERMINAL 5

O'Hare's International Terminal 5 revealed new eateries and shops as part of the concessions development that began in 2012. The additions include Tocco, XpresSpa and Kofe powered by Intelligentsia. Tocca is a modern Italian eatery that serves up Neapolitan-style pizzas. Kofe is a debut coffeebar from Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia that serves a wide array of fresh coffee beverages and exotic teas. XpresSpa offers premium services such as massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and hot shaves.




CHICAGO FIRE TO BUILD NORTH SIDE SOCCER CENTER

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will develop a new Chicago Fire Soccer Center on the North Side of the city. The 140,000-square-foot center will include two, regulation size turf soccer fields and the first air-supported dome within Chicago's city limits. When it is completed in summer 2014, the center will provide year-round access to soccer fields. The complex will also include a 15,000-square-foot building with a mix of restaurants, retail and training facilities.

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UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART TO EXPAND

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, founded in 1971, will undergo a major expansion with the help of the original architect, Stanley Tigerman. The expansion will include two floors and a sculpture garden, The extra space would accommodate workshops and classrooms, expand the archives and enable the museum to display larger works. There are also plans to extend the museum's hours.

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CHICAGO AWARDED TWO MAJOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The NCAA announced 523 sites have been awarded as hosts for 82 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 seasons. Chicago grabbed two of those championships. The Men's Frozen Four will be held at the United Center in 2017, the first time that event has been held at the home of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks; and the Men's Gymnastics Championship will be held at UIC Pavilion in 2018.

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