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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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For those about to Rock!

Today marks the final concert for this season for Wrigley Field.  The summer concert tradition began in 2005 with Jimmy Buffet performing two shows over Labor Day weekend.  Since then Elton John, Billy Joel, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Brad Paisley and the Foo Fighters have played the field, just to name a few.   […]

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Baseball!

There is an old adage in Chicago that there are two seasons here: winter and construction.  Some of us change that to say: winter and baseball.  This year, with major renovations underway at Wrigley Field one might say we are now in the season of baseball construction. The Cubs organization has certainly endured some criticism […]

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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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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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