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Chicago's honorary brown street signs, days, and commemorative honors; the who, what, where, when and why.  Honorary Chicago guide book, maps, biographies, history, trivia, tours, and gifts.

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A Tour from Atop - Chicago from the 80th floor at the Mid-America Club, volume 3

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents a Chicago author led tour by Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop - April 27th

Volume 3 - Chicago architecture and inventions

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A Chicago tour viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Stay warm and dry, this tour is entirely indoors

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 AM

$25 ($15 club members) includes the tour and brunch refreshments
This tour is held indoors with spectacular views of the city below

Reservations required for building access
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

Mid-America Club members can RSVP online or on the app

 

A Tour from Atop - Chicago from the 80th floor at the Mid-America Club, volume 2

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents a Chicago author led tour by Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop - February 9

Volume 2 - Structures, streets, and waterways - an early Chicago history

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A Chicago tour viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Stay warm and dry, this tour is entirely indoors

Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:30 AM

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Saturday, February 9th, 10:30 AM 

$15 includes the tour and brunch refreshments
This tour is held indoors with spectacular views of the city below

Reservations required for building access
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

Mid-America Club members can RSVP online

 

A Chicago Tour viewed from the 80th floor - Mid-America Club

Linda Zabors

The Mid-America Club and Honorary Chicago present the second installment of the skyscraper tour by Chicago author, Linda Zabors

Tour from Atop, II

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Chicago history, streets, and architecture

Chicago as viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center. This is an indoor tour overlooking the city below.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
due to unforeseen circumstances this tour has been rescheduled for early 2019

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

Rain or shine, this tour views the city from the top floor of Chicago’s third tallest building

October 20th
10:30 AM  Architecture and History Tour

$25 includes the tour and brunch refreshments

Reservations required
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

 

Mid-America Club - Tour Chicago from the 80th floor

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago presents

Tour from Atop

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Chicago's ten tallest buildings viewed from the private club on the top floor of the Aon Center

Saturday, July 21, 2018

 
 
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The Mid-America Club

200 East Randolph Street
Aon Building, 80th floor
Chicago, IL, 60601

10:30 AM  Chicago Inside and Out Tour

$15 includes the tour and brunch refreshments

Reservations required
Contact the Mid-America Club (312) 861-1100

 

2nd Annual - Honorary Signs Tour of State Street with the Chicago History Museum

Linda Zabors

Sunday, August 6th at 2pm

Honorary Chicago Street Signs Walking Tour

Have you ever wondered who the people are who have honorary streets named for them?

Explore State Street as you have never seen it before - through the stories of the famous, infamous, and obscure people who made Chicago great.  

Join the Chicago History Museum as it presents the second annual
Honorary Street Signs Walking tour
with the author of the Honorary Chicago Guidebook, Linda Zabors

Walking tour of Chicago's Brown Honorary Street Signs along State Street

2pm in the lobby of the Harold Washington Library Center on Sunday, August 6th

Approximately 90 minutes and 1 mile

 

Cultural Mile Tour

Linda Zabors

The Chicago Cultural Mile is the section of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River on the north to Roosevelt Road on the south.  The Cultural Mile is filled with great Chicago institutions such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Hall, The Art Institute of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Grant Park, The Spertus Museum, The Auditorium Theater, the Fine Arts Building and many others.

The Second Friday of each month the Chicago Cultural Mile tour will depart the Fine Arts Building.  

The Memorial Day tour will depart from the Logan Memorial in Grant Park.

The north end of the Chicago Cultural Mile

The north end of the Chicago Cultural Mile

Who is Lawrence Pucci?

Who is Mike Alexandroff?

Who is Swami Vivekananda?

 


Trademark of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association

Trademark of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association

Check out the other events taking place on the Chicago Cultural Mile on the Second Friday of each month

Millennium Park Garages discounts for Second Fridays

This tour may include all or part of the Millennium Park tour

About the South Michigan Avenue neighborhood

List of Honorary Chicago tours

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Past Events

Friday, August 12th 6pm will be a special free edition of the Cultural Mile tour which marks the end of our summer internship season.  The tour coincides with the 2nd Friday open studio event at the Fine Arts Building and the 20th annual Summerdance across the street in the park.  The tour will last approximately one hour, cover less than a mile of walking, and take place outdoors and indoors depending on the weather.  This event is hosted with the Chicago Streets and Beyond Photography Group.

 

State Street Tour

Linda Zabors

State Street looking north from Randolph Street

State Street looking north from Randolph Street

A special edition of the Honorary Chicago State Street tour will be featured by The Chicago History Museum - Chicago24 event on May 14.  Buy tickets on the History Museum website.   @ChicagoMuseum  #ChicaGO24.  This tour will begin at the Howard Washington Library Center.

Who is Eugene Heytow?

Who is Edward Brennan?

Who is Raoul Wallenberg?

About the Loop neighborhood

List of other Honorary Chicago Tours

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1st Annual North Halsted Parade eve tour

Linda Zabors

Thanks to everyone who joined me on the first  Honorary Chicago - North Halsted Pride Parade eve walking tour of the brown honorary street signs and Legacy Walk.  See you at the Parade!

Temporary tattoo designed for the 2015 Pride Parade by Honorary Chicago.  Limited edition t-shirts available at local stores.

Temporary tattoo designed for the 2015 Pride Parade by Honorary Chicago.  Limited edition t-shirts available at local stores.

Join us for our newest walking  tour on Saturday, June 27th at North Halsted and Cornelia.  Honorary Chicago tells you the who, where, and why of Chicago's brown honorary street signs along the Pride Parade route and the fascinating stories of The Legacy Walk.  

Look for the Honorary Chicago Tour Flag.  There is no cost for the tour.  T-shirts, books, and other gifts will be available for purchase.  

Free Honorary Chicago Walking Tours Sunday, Sept 7th

Linda Zabors

Honorary Chicago Tour Brown Signs

Look for the Honorary Chicago heart tour flag outside the Tribune Building and on North Michigan Avenue between noon and 2pm on Sunday, September 7th.  Free walking tours highlighting Chicago's brown honorary signs to commemorate the Honorary Chicago interview on WGN Radio on that morning.  

Mention WGN at the tour and take home the Honorary Chicago Guidebook for free (while supplies last).