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From Art to Tacos, September Has It All!

September may be one of my favorite months in Chicago, as summer wanes, bringing crisp air and the first hints of autumn.   School is back in session and many of the city’s attractions are less busy, so it makes for a great time to travel here, take in a baseball game, enjoy exploring on a [...]

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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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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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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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Derby Hats and Mint Juleps

A few weeks ago, my husband and I stopped into the Goorin Brothers Hat Shop at 3243 N. Broadway and were delighted to find such a unique collection of hats. The staff here is wonderful, truly enthusiastic about their goods and happy to help you find just the right fit. One of the things we [...]

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Baseball in our Back Yard

The Old Chicago Inn is one of the closest lodging facilities to historic Wrigley Field, which is almost like having Baseball in our backyard.  Each season the neighborhood buzzes with the energy and excitement of the ball park. Last week’s opening week activities were no exception.   We were delighted  to see some returning guests for [...]

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