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Race to Wrigley, Race to Spring…

Spring is finally here in Chicago, with a high temperature of 75° for Saturday.   After the long, long winter Chicagoans will be ready to be outside and for those of you visiting this weekend be prepared to see us all coming out of hibernation.  Birds are finally chirping, bats are cracking at Wrigley Field, [...]

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We’re Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s been a long, cold spring and Chicagoans are ready to get outside and welcome summer.  Next weekend we hope you’ll join us in doing just that, as the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday May 25 & 26.   This festival, now in its 29th year, is, as its name declares, all about [...]

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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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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…in Lakeview!

It’s my favorite time of year, and Christmas in the city couldn’t be better than right here on the north side of Chicago.   Our lights poles are festively wrapped; the CTA’s Santa Train has been spotted; and neighbors and merchants are decorating their homes and storefronts.   And tonight we are all in for a special [...]

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Cycling Lakeview

There’s a slight chill in the air, and although we are saying our official good-bye to summer this week, there is still plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities in Chicago.  With its crisp, bright days, fall is one of my favorite seasons in the city, and an ideal time to enjoy cycling. Whether you [...]

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Laugh in Lakeview!

Whether you’re a sketch, stand up or improv fan you’ll find plenty to laugh about right here in Lakeview.  Chicago is known of course for Second City – the breeding ground for so many world renowned comics but here in our neighborhood we have venues of equal measure.  And in a neighborhood with lots of [...]

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