From the Dec. 30, 2015, Chicago Tribune "A giant rising star to ring in the new year" by Jemal R. Brinson and Kori Rumore.
Chicago's new holiday attraction outsizes New York's ball and a host of others.
Chicago never dropped anything at the stroke of midnight to welcome in the New Year like New York's "Ball." But that is not the case anymore. Chicago now has the "Star." It is a six-pointed star and is larger than most items dropped. And, speaking of dropped. It doesn't drop, it rises.
The "Star" does its thing downtown on the side of the Hyatt Regency and is a part of the Chi-Town Rising festivities.