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See the calendar below for Local First Chicago's promotional calendar.  Join us in educating the public about the local difference through posts with the hashtag #KeepItLocalChi.

Valentine's Day February 14
First Day of Spring March 20
Mother's Day May 8
Father's Day June 19
Independent's Week July 1-7
Back to School August
Labor Day September 5
Halloween  October 31
Neighborhood Rewards

Nov. 26 - Dec. 31    


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