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Theater Thrives in Lakeview

A few nights ago I attended Emma, the famous Jane Austen story adapted by Michael Bloom,  produced by the Dead Writers Theatre Collective and performed at Stage 773,1225 West Belmont Avenue, walking distance from the Old Chicago Inn. For a few hours I was captivated by the well mannered world of the Georgian era.  From the costumes, [...]

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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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Sketchfest in Full Swing

This January some of our happy travelers have discovered that, while other events may have brought them to Chicago, they have landed in Lakeview during the height of hilarity, otherwise known as Sketchfest.  The full title of the two week event is The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.  The name changed, among other reasons, to avoid [...]

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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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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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