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    The Drake Hotel, Chicago 

This upscale hotel opened in 1920 and overlooks Lake Michigan on the Magnificent Mile in chcago. It is haunted by the Lady in Red.  She had been a guest at a dance held in the ballroom.  After the dance she went up to the roof and jumped, and is now said to haunt the tenth floor.  A staff member stated that people often ask what's up with the ballroom, because they get a creepy and unomfortable feeling in there.  There are 537 rooms, starting at $229 a night, and 3 restaurants on site.  Located at 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, phone: 800-55DRAKE or locally, 312-787-2200. 

the Drake Hotel


    The Red Lion Pub, Chicago  

Located on the North side of Chicago, this English style pub is across the street from the theater where Hon Dillinger was ambushed by federal agents and killed.  In 1984 it was opened as a pub after being apartments. Said to be haunted by several ghosts, one is the spirit of a young woman who signals her presence with a strong scent of lavender.  An apparition of a man wearing cowboy clothes has been seen walking along the main bar.  Other sightings include a blonde man, and a man with a beard in a black cowboy hat.  The Red Lion Pub is at 2446 N. Lincoln Drive, Chicago. 

Red Lion Pub