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You Can Take A Self-Guided Tour Of Mayor Lightfoot’s Favorite Logan Square Landmarks

It's the first time Open House Chicago has asked a Chicago mayor to participate. Tours have been extended through Nov. 1.

Lori Lightfoot and her wife Amy Eshleman moved to Logan Square in 2004.
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LOGAN SQUARE — There’s a new tour for those who are interested in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s connection to Logan Square.

For the first time, the architectural tour Open House Chicago has tapped Chicago’s first family to create a tour of their favorite neighborhood landmarks.

The 45-minute, self-guided tour takes neighbors through Logan Square, where Lightfoot and her wife, Amy Eshleman, have lived for more than 15 years.

All neighbors have to do is follow the map provided by Open House Chicago to each of the family’s favorite Logan Square landmarks, from the Illinois Centennial Monument to the historic homes on Kedzie Boulevard.

At each stop, there is accompanying audio commentary from Lightfoot herself. In the commentary, Lightfoot sheds light on “what first drew them to the neighborhood, their impressions of a fast-changing neighborhood and what they cherish most about the area today,” according to Open House Chicago.

The tour is available through Nov. 1. Open House Chicago on Thursday extended all of its tours, which were initially scheduled to end Oct. 25.

To access the map and the audio commentary, folks can either download the Open House Chicago app or pull up the website.

Open House Chicago, now in its 10th year, is offering another Logan Square-focused tour this year — this one highlighting architecturally impressive homes on the tree-lined boulevards that have come to define the neighborhood. The tour is also 45 minutes long.

For a full list of this year’s Open House Chicago tours, visit the Open House Chicago website.

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