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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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Sketchfest in Full Swing

This January some of our happy travelers have discovered that, while other events may have brought them to Chicago, they have landed in Lakeview during the height of hilarity, otherwise known as Sketchfest.  The full title of the two week event is The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.  The name changed, among other reasons, to avoid [...]

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Christmas Markets Near and Far

Every year, my husband and I hop on the red line to the loop for a visit to Daley Plaza’s Christkindlmarket.   The charming recreation of a German Christmas market, complete with food vendors, entertainment, beer and Glühwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, transports us to Bavaria for the afternoon.  German crafts abound and many artists [...]

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Welcome Marathon Runners!

Once again, we are expecting a full house at the Old Chicago Inn for the city’s Marathon weekend.  At the moment NOAA is predicting a slight chance of rain for Sunday and a high around 52 degrees (F).   If the rain yields to cloudy skies it will be near perfect conditions for the race.  Rain [...]

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