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From Cheery to Eerie…Halloween in Lakeview

Home to so many fantastic outdoor events, Lakeview’s festival season is crowned by the Halloween Parade. Now in its 18th year this popular procession steps off at 8pm at Belmont and Halsted and runs on Halsted north to Addison.  This year the parade, in a nod to American Horror Story’s current season, is billing itself as [...]

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From Art to Tacos, September Has It All!

September may be one of my favorite months in Chicago, as summer wanes, bringing crisp air and the first hints of autumn.   School is back in session and many of the city’s attractions are less busy, so it makes for a great time to travel here, take in a baseball game, enjoy exploring on a [...]

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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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