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Posts from May 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2017

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced Chicago Friday Night Flights, a summer-long series of events that will highlight Chicago's thriving craft beer scene. Produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Choose Chicago, the six bi-monthly festivals will showcase neighborhood breweries and celebrate Chicago's beer scene, which has become an epicenter of the global craft beer movement. Chicago's neighborhoods are home to more than 60 breweries featuring some of the nation's best award-winning beers, creating a diverse array of styles. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago, today announced projections of visitors to Chicago in the first quarter reached a record 10.51 million, an increase of 3.5 percent over first quarter 2016. The results build on Chicago's record performance in 2016, when 54.1 million people visited Chicago. The results also bring the city even closer to reaching the Mayor's goal of 55 million visitors annually by 2020.