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Fireplaces and Ice – Winter in Lakeview

We get a little lonely in January around here.  It’s understandable, really.  After all who wants to spend vacation days in the windy city when places like Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean beckon with sunshine?  For those of you who are braving the cold for work or pleasure here in Chicago, we’re glad to host […]

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Thankful in Lakeview, Thankful for Lakeview

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Each with distinctions of culture, cuisine, architecture, and style. Pilsen, Lincoln Square, Hyde Park, Bridgeport, Edgewater, Bucktown, Edison Park, and the Gold Coast – all are on my list of favorite neighborhoods to visit. But none are as special to me as the one we call home – Lakeview. […]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Between Cubs fans hoping for a win to keep our World Series dream alive and Mets fans looking for a sweep of the NLCS , we have a full house tonight at the Old Chicago Inn .   The innkeepers, although decidedly biased for our home team, are happy to welcome all of our baseball fans […]

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It’s Marathon Weekend!

Marathon weekend is almost here in Chicago and once again we have a full house here at the Old Chicago Inn.  Chicago, lying on relatively level Midwestern land, is known for its flat, fast course, which is home to four world records. If you are a runner staying with us this weekend here are a […]

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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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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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