- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Civic leaders and cultural promoters are declaring 2014 the Year of the Chicago Cultural Mile.

The announcement on Thursday is designed to help highlight the stretch of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River south to Roosevelt Road.

Simultaneously, a new initiative is also being launched to try and attract even more people to the already-popular downtown area. It’ll offer sharply discounted or free entertainment on the second Friday of every month.

The chairman of the Chicago Cultural Mile Association the is spearheading the effort is scheduled to unveil new bronze signs and new Chicago Cultural Mile flags that’ll fly from buildings in the area.

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