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Sweet Home for the Holidays Chicago!

Are visions of sugar plums dancing in your head?   As the granddaughter of a candy manufacturer, one of my favorite holiday traditions is Christmas candy.  Although my grandfather has been retired for a few decades now there are lots of great places to satisfy my sweet tooth here in Lakeview.   From bakeries, to chocolatiers and […]

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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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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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