chicago is Lit

Rebuild and Rise again stronger than ever

Join organizations across the city in a movement celebrating the reopening of Chicago.

July 30-August 8, 2021

Join the celebration

Showcase your organization's unique offerings with Chicago's fastest-growing media company through a special RISE: Chicago's Lit! guide that will be distributed at hundreds of locations downtown. Gain access to special events, exclusive networking opportunities and exposure to an audience of more than 200,000.

  • Logo and offer details on Chicago Star website with 20k+ impressions with placement of logo
  • Logo and offer details on Chicago Star website with 20k+ impressions with premium top placement for logo as partner sponsor
  • Inclusion in Chicago Star Media print guide
  • Digital ad on
  • Four social media post to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the event

what to Expect in 2021

  • From July 30-August 8, 2021, cultural institutions and businesses throughout downtown Chicago will hold special events and offer discounts and deals to celebrate the full reopening of Chicago after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • RISE: Chicago's Lit! participants will be included in a special online and print guide showcasing each participant's unique offerings to an audience of over 200,000 Chicagoans.
  • Exclusive celebrations and networking events for RISE: Chicago's Lit! participants
  • Star Club members will receive access to Chicago's Lit! events as well as the new City Buzz feature with all the fun and news that's happening in and around the city. Join Star Club!
  • Residents and visitors are encouraged to wear light up accessories during the evening on the last Saturday of July as a way to join in with the festivities. Share photos on social media with hashtag #ChicagosLit

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