Tag Archives: Trader Todd’s

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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A Stylish New Year in Lakeview

It’s time to ring in the New Year at the Old Chicago Inn.  We’ve got a full house this year and are ready to help you celebrate in style.  There’s no shortage of New Year’s fun to be had in Lakeview.  If you arrived without plans our innkeeper David will be happy to help you […]

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Love Caroling at Christmas? Here’s where to sing this week in Lakeview

One of Chicago’s most beloved, and campy, holiday traditions happens this week right here in the Lakeview neighborhood.  And if you love to sing you’ll love this tradition.    The beautifully restored Music Box Theater, dating back to 1929, and located at  3733 N. Southport Avenue, is home to the “28th Annual Christmas Show.”    The week […]

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