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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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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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Green Spaces and Green Places in Lakeview

If you are a fan of the farm to table movement, and green spaces in urban areas, Lakeview has some gems that you will be sure to enjoy.  Recently, when family was in town from San Francisco I put together a “green walking tour” for us to enjoy on a pleasant summer Thursday. We headed [...]

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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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