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The Cattle Baron’s Ball Saddles Up for a Cause


Cowboys aren't known for sitting around, and the American Cancer Society’s annual Cattle Baron’s Ball aims to keep its attendees on its feet. 

The ball, held Sept. 24 at Cobo Center, drew 700 attendees and raised $1 million to support the society’s mission. It featured a strolling supper with local celebrity chefs making their signature item; a live auction; and entertainment. The event, though open to the public, is primarily a corporate fundraiser that draws its support from sponsorships. 

Chi-Town Rising Started a New Year of Tourism on the Right Foot


New York has the ball, Sydney has the Bridge, and this year, Chicago had the Star. And at midnight on New Year’s Eve, when that giant sparkler roared 360 feet into the night sky, it not only marked the start of 2016 but also a new initiative to boost winter tourism in Chicago.

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