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Fall Color in the City

This time of year travelers to the Midwest plan fall color tours with destinations like Door County or Galena.  While there’s nothing like a winding road through the country side on a crisp fall day, Chicago offers visitors some comparable colorful autumn attractions.  A stroll through Lincoln Park in early October yields some great views […]

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For those about to Rock!

Today marks the final concert for this season for Wrigley Field.  The summer concert tradition began in 2005 with Jimmy Buffet performing two shows over Labor Day weekend.  Since then Elton John, Billy Joel, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Brad Paisley and the Foo Fighters have played the field, just to name a few.   […]

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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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Goodbye Winter, Hello Baseball!

There is an old adage in Chicago that there are two seasons here: winter and construction.  Some of us change that to say: winter and baseball.  This year, with major renovations underway at Wrigley Field one might say we are now in the season of baseball construction. The Cubs organization has certainly endured some criticism […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the OCI

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 neighborhood celebrants start early and go late.  Just […]

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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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