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Chicago surpassed the one million mark for occupied hotel rooms in July, the first time in the city's history that more than one million rooms have been sold in a single month. Total room demand for July was up 1.4% to a record 1,004,557 room nights. This milestone follows an exceptional first half of 2014, which produced record demand with a 2.2% increase over the first six months of 2013.
Two stations along the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)'s Blue Line - California and Damen - will close for renovations this fall and winter. The California stop will be closed through Oct. 16, while the Damen station will close Oct. 20 - Dec. 22. Free bus shuttle service will be offered to bridge the gap between shuttered stations.