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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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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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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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Bastille Day in Chicago

Bastille Day is coming up and if you are a Francophile like me, you might enjoy some of the festivities near Lakeview that celebrate French Independence.  Although the official date commemorating the storming of the Bastille is July 14th, activities in Chicago start as early as Thursday, July 11th,  with the Bastille Day Run.  The […]

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