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Former mayor's home has been a bed and breakfast in Mundelein for 25 years

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The Round Robin Inn bed and breakfast in Mundelein opened 25 years ago in a home built by Sylvester L. Tripp, who was elected mayor when the community was incorporated as Rockefeller in 1909.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Innkeeper Laura Sansom Loffredo and her late husband, George, opened the Round Robin Inn bed and breakfast 25 years ago in a Victorian style home they purchased on Maple Avenue in Mundelein. The house was built by one of the town's early mayors.

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The Stars & Stripes Forever is one of six guest rooms the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. The rooms are named after classic tunes, which the proprietor, Laura Sansom Loffredo, plays for guests.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

The Beautiful Dreamer room at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. The bed and breakfast had an estimated 20,000 guests since it opened 25 years ago.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Stardust Bridal Suite at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. Rooms are equipped with feather pens and stationery to encourage the lost are of letter writing.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Innkeeper Laura Sansom Loffredo at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. At 83, Loffredo still cooks special breakfasts and plays piano for guests.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

The living room at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein is decorated in turn of the century fashion.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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The Round Robin Inn bed and breakfast in Mundelein opened 25 years ago in a home built by Sylvester L. Tripp, who was elected mayor in 1909. Innkeeper Laura Sansom Loffredo has hosted an estimated 20,000 guests from every state and around the world in the Victorian style home.
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    • The Round Robin Inn bed and breakfast in Mundelein opened 25 years ago in a home built by Sylvester L. Tripp, who was elected mayor when the community was incorporated as Rockefeller in 1909.
    • Innkeeper Laura Sansom Loffredo and her late husband, George, opened the Round Robin Inn bed and breakfast 25 years ago in a Victorian style home they purchased on Maple Avenue in Mundelein. The house was built by one of the town’s early mayors.
    • The Stars & Stripes Forever is one of six guest rooms the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. The rooms are named after classic tunes, which the proprietor, Laura Sansom Loffredo, plays for guests.
    • The Beautiful Dreamer room at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. The bed and breakfast had an estimated 20,000 guests since it opened 25 years ago.
    • Stardust Bridal Suite at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. Rooms are equipped with feather pens and stationery to encourage the lost are of letter writing.
    • Innkeeper Laura Sansom Loffredo at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein. At 83, Loffredo still cooks special breakfasts and plays piano for guests.
    • The living room at the Round Robin Inn in Mundelein is decorated in turn of the century fashion.
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