Tag Archives: Old Chicago Inn

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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Fall Color in the City

This time of year travelers to the Midwest plan fall color tours with destinations like Door County or Galena.  While there’s nothing like a winding road through the country side on a crisp fall day, Chicago offers visitors some comparable colorful autumn attractions.  A stroll through Lincoln Park in early October yields some great views […]

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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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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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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 to Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday and Sunday May 23 & 24.   This festival, now in its 31st year, is, as its […]

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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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