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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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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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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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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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Bring Your Shades and Sunscreen

Bring your shades and sunscreen for summer’s real start in the city!  This weekend the return of the Belmont Sheffield Music Festival will usher in what is expected to be a hot and sunny Memorial Day Weekend.   This festival, now in its 28th year, is, as its name declares, all about music.   From [...]

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Lots of Love (and deals) for Moms in Lakeview

            For our Old Chicago Inn guests this weekend who are traveling Moms (or are visiting or traveling with one) we have compiled a listing of neighborhood specials and events celebrating Mother’s Day.  There is an abundance of deals designed for Mom all weekend, so Mother’s Day in Lakeview will certainly be a special one. [...]

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