ROGERS PARK — Health care workers and first responders needing a respite from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can win a free, two-night stay at a historic Rogers Park mansion or at a suburban eco-friendly lodge.
TAWANI Hospitality, the company that owns Rogers Park’s Lang House and Franklin Grove’s Lincoln Way Inn, is holding a second “health care to self care” contest. The contest will give away eight two-night stays at the vacation rentals for those on the front lines battling the pandemic.
A previous version of the giveaway was offered only to health care workers. The new one is open to health care workers, firefighters, police, paramedics and other first responders.
The first contest saw nearly 440 nominations for health care workers deserving of a free vacation stay, according to TAWANI.
“We were overwhelmed with the number of nominations received during the first round of this giveaway and just knew we had to give another eight COVID-19 heroes the chance to win a relaxing, well-deserved getaway,” Carmen Korleski, director of Hospitality Operations at TAWANI Hospitality, said in a statement.
Winners of the contest will receive a two-night stay at either of the properties, instead of the one-night stay previous winners received.
Nominations for workers deserving a free vacation will be accepted until Sept. 23.
Lang House, a 1919 lakefront mansion at 7421 N. Sheridan Road, can sleep 10 people with COVID-19 restrictions. The Prairie-style mansion comes with two levels of outdoor deck, a sauna and a historically preserved interior featuring decorative windows and ornate wood finishings.
Winners will receive fresh flowers upon check-in, plus they’ll get a bagel and fruit platter for breakfast.
The Lincoln Way Inn prize is good for a two-person stay in a suite at the scenic resort. It comes with access to a private bathroom, breakfast and a gift box upon check-in, according to TAWANI.
The Lang House sits next to the Emil Bach House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that was restored in 2014 and also operates as a vacation rental. They are turn-of-the-century mansions built as lakefront estates, before Rogers Park was incorporated into the city and the surrounding lakefront filled in. The homes are located a half-block from Fargo Beach.
Lang House, Lincoln Way Inn and Emil Bach House are owned by Col. Jennifer Pritzker’s TAWANI Enterprises. She is the cousin of Gov. JB Pritzker.
The contest is open only to health care workers and first responders aged 18 or older and living in Illinois.
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