Beat the Heat with Frozen Treats

After our long cold winter, it seemed like it would take forever for summer to arrive in Chicago.  Now that it’s here locals and tourists alike are flocking to the lakefront, outdoor festivals, sidewalk cafes and beer gardens.  We’re getting out and about and soaking up every bit of these long warm days.  If you [...]

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Theater Thrives in Lakeview

A few nights ago I attended Emma, the famous Jane Austen story adapted by Michael Bloom,  produced by the Dead Writers Theatre Collective and performed at Stage 773,1225 West Belmont Avenue, walking distance from the Old Chicago Inn. For a few hours I was captivated by the well mannered world of the Georgian era.  From the costumes, [...]

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Race to Wrigley, Race to Spring…

Spring is finally here in Chicago, with a high temperature of 75° for Saturday.   After the long, long winter Chicagoans will be ready to be outside and for those of you visiting this weekend be prepared to see us all coming out of hibernation.  Birds are finally chirping, bats are cracking at Wrigley Field, [...]

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The 100th Home Opener at Wrigley

After the winter we’ve had here in Chicago, with two Polar vortices and near record snowfalls, it’s hard to believe that we are just a few days away from opening day.   Just two weeks ago I walked by Wrigley Field and watched bulldozers removing piles of snow that had been hand shoveled off the field [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the OCI

This year’s updated St. Patrick’s Parade Day Post: We are happy to host a full house this coming weekend at the Old Chicago Inn. If you are among our guests, you won’t be able to help notice that on Saturday we will all be Irish in honor of St. Patrick’s Parade Day.  In our vibrant [...]

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Celebrate Halloween Chicago Style

From trick or treating and pumpkin patches to a parade complete with circus characters and fire eaters, there is something for everyone in Lakeview at Halloween.  The following list of Halloween events was compiled by Alderman Tom Tunney’s office, and is quoted here in full for your convenience.  David, your innkeeper will be happy to [...]

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