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#81 Bob Dylan

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:06 PM

The HI will hold your bags for you after checkout, not sure of any charge, it used to be free, until time to head for Union Station. Since you're already in the area the places I mentioned should be of interest! The desk people @ the Hostel are very good @ recommending places to see, things to do in Chicago so sounds like you're all set! Have a nice trip and let us know how it goes!

Edited by jimhudson, 03 November 2014 - 05:08 PM.

 
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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:09 PM

Will do. I catch the EB here Monday evening and get to Chi-Town Wednesday ... some time. Emailed the HI Chi about the traisn delays etc and am assured my booking is good no matter what time the EB pulls in. Of course with all the freight delays staying overnight was my only option so I need to kill time Thursday until it's time to catch the cardinal down to Charlottesville then the crescent to Atlanta.


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:55 AM

Twin Anchors in Old Town is a noted, but in some ways underknown, rib place and tavern worth a visit. It's about a block and a half from the Sedgewick L stop, just down the block from the 72 North Ave bus, and the 37 stops at the corner by the door.

Second City is nearby, also.

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:41 PM

Someone mentioned it but I just wanted to second Portillo's. 


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 11:06 PM

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Skokie last time just in case anybody wanted to know. It was a decent hotel.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 10:01 PM

The Wieners Circle at 2622 N. Clark St. has quite a reputation!

 






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