The Urban Kayaks tour allows guests to experience some of the city’s most beautiful architecture. Photo by Joshua Mellin

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Even though we’re only three issues in, we are so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received. It’s reassuring to know that our paper’s focus has resonated. In our third issue, we have spread our wings and will be distributed in over 300 buildings downtown. Additionally, you will soon be able to buy our paper from newsstands and grocery stores. With deep appreciation from the Chicago Star staff, we give special shout-outs to our advertisers and community partners, both new and old, who believe and support our mission.

These organizations make Chicago the greatest city in the world and, with their stewardship, it will only continue to grow.


Aloft Mag Mile

British School Chicago

British Swim School


Carr Workplaces—AON Center

Closets by Design

Columbus Tap

Cook County Treasury Maria Pappas

Corcoran Urban Real Estate

Dental Professionals

First Northern Credit Union

GEMS World Academy Chicago

Gordon Salon

Loop Medical Center

Loews Hotel Chicago

Labriola Chicago


PUPS Pet Care

Robert’s Pizza


Sophie Xu

Swim with Kathy Chicago

The British Swim School

The Mid-America Club

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Amanda Puck, Director Strategic Brand Development, Mariano’s

Chef Art Smith, chef/author/co-founder Common Th reads


Leslie Hindman, Founder Hindman Auctions

Paul Iacono, Chicago Dowel Co.

Israel Idonije, Founder of iF Charities

Tom Kehoe, Kehoe Designs

Michael Kutza, Founder Chicago International Film Festival

Sherren Leigh, Founder Today’s Chicago Woman

Sargent M. McCormick, International Harvester

Alexander Pissios, President Cinespace Chicago Film

Studios and Cinecares Foundation

Bonnie Spurlock, Founder Associated Publications

Howard Tullman, G2T3V

Phil Vettel, Former Chicago Tribune Food Critic

Dionne Williams, Owner/Founder of D. Williams PR Group

Robert Zentner, Philanthropist

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