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Thompson Center Art Photo

First Stop: Lake

When Chicago's Public Art Isn't ... Public

The Thompson Center features many pieces of public art, including paintings and sculptures. But there's some public art you can't see. What do the artists think? Related:

Photo: This piece in the Thompson Center is public. But there are many pieces on floors that the public can't access. (Photo/Alexandra Oswald)

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Dominique Mitchell Photo

Second Stop: Monroe

Ambassadors Helping Keep Homeless in the Loop

Street Team Ambassadors, a 1-year-old program started by the Chicago Loop Alliance, is helping keep an eye on the homeless downtown while also providing guidance for tourists.

Photo: Street Team Ambassador Dominique Mitchell on patrol in Chicago's Loop. (Photo/Joseph Troiano)

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Barack Obama Photo

Third Stop: The Economy

Obama Touts Economic Progress During Northwestern Speech

President Obama finished his two-day swing through Chicago with a speech on the economy at Northwestern University. The 54-minute talk touched on minimum wage, Obamacare, student debt, equitable salaries and entrepreneurship.

Photo: President Obama at Northwestern's Cahn auditorium. (Photo/Scott Sutton)

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