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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Just because you’ve found yourself in the middle of the concrete jungle of the Midwest doesn’t mean you can’t have your supply of fresh, high-quality, local produce. The Chicago City Green Market exists to ensure that Chicago’s visitors and residents have access to local, sustainable food through all four seasons of the year.

The Market, whose mission is to improve the availability of a diverse range of high quality foods by providing a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote, and connect farmers and local producers directly to the greater Chicago community, has a weekly schedule to accommodate all twelve months of Chicago’s unpredictable weather:

Located just minutes from all three Broughton Hotels of Chicago, the market also supports small family farms and promote a healthier society through education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably-raised products. What’s not to like?


Earlier this month, we asked the fans of Broughton Hotels of Chicago to brag about their moms.

Via Facebook, we asked our friends to post something (including—but not limited to—a story, picture, or video) on our Facebook page telling the world why their moms are so great.

What’s the catch, you ask?

There’s no catch. We just love moms. To celebrate the one day of the year where mothers across the country get the recognition they deserve, we offered a free two-night stay at one of the Broughton Hotels of Chicago and two free tickets to the Field Museum!

The winner of the contest was determined by the number of “likes” the post received on Facebook. The entry with the most votes by the time the contest ended on May 12th was submitted by Matthew Ausmann, whose post gathered 68 votes. Here’s what Matthew had to say about his mom:

My mom is Jesus’ homegirl. She makes the Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” seem like a boring idiot. The Angry Birds are angry because they’ve never met my mom. My mom is the one who bit the Apple logo. She knows several words that rhyme with “orange” and champions eat Wheaties because my mom once ate Wheaties.

Congratulations, Matthew! We at Broughton Hotels of Chicago wish your mom the happiest of Mother’s Days and safe travels to the Windy City.