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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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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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Bastille Day in Chicago

Bastille Day is coming up and if you are a Francophile like me, you might enjoy some of the festivities near Lakeview that celebrate French Independence.  Although the official date commemorating the storming of the Bastille is July 14th, activities in Chicago start as early as Thursday, July 11th,  with the Bastille Day Run.  The [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day from the Old Chicago Inn

We are delighted to have guests here this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day.    We hope all of our guests will enjoy some time away from their daily routines this weekend.    In honor of Mother’s Day,  guests are invited to a complimentary wine and cheese hour this Saturday in our speakeasy lounge, Room 13.  Wine, Champagne [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day Tips

Many of our guests this weekend are coming in for the They Might Be Giants  concert at the Vic Theatre, just down the street from the Old Chicago Inn.  One of a hand full of great small theater venues nearby, the Vic Theatre hosts national and international acts year round. Originally called  the Victoria Theatre, the [...]

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