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February 2010 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SHORT BUT SWEET!
As our short-month February draws to a close, this weekend in Chicago will be short but sweet, and perhaps this blog, as well! The main event taking place this Saturday and Sunday at McCormick Place (2301 S. Lake Shore Drive) is the 2010 International Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, OLD TOWN, WEST LOOP, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Snow blowing a neighbor's front walk or driveway is something that just about anyone would appreciate. Local resident, Heather Aragosa, and her fiancé were the heroes of their neighborhood last year when they circled a three block Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – ICE DAMMING
With all the snow and ice we've been having lately, ice damming can really cause problems with the roofs on our houses. In the winter ice forms in the gutters and prevents good flow of water when we do get some thawing. Ice forms and creeps up the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - THE NEW CREDIT CARD ACT EXPLAINED
Unless you've been out of the country this past week, you have probably heard or read about the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, aka the New Credit Card Act . Being the geek that I am, I've actually read the fact Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TAKE YOUR PICK!
There's always something to do in Chicago and this weekend is no exception, so "take your pick" from the following variety - It's the third annual promotion for Chicago Restaurant Week at various locations throughout the city. Over 165 Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - Need a Job? Become a Chicago Alderman!
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! Of course, with today's high unemployment rate - nearly 11% here in the Chicago Area - I'm sure hoping all you reading my Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK At just 87 years young, local resident Cecilia Jakubowski relishes her first time as a celebrated artist for the Norwood Crossing 7th Fall Annual Art Exhibit . As a Norwood Crossing resident, 20 of Cecilia's paintings were shown earlier Read More...
WEST RIDGE - ROOMY 2BR CONDO - VALUE-PRICED!
• 875 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bdrm condo - MLS® $54,500 Wes t Ridge, Chicago - Value–Priced West Ridge 2BR Condo is roomy, but in need of upgrade and repair. Large Living Room, Separate Dining Room, Kitchen with Cabinets Galore. Large Bedrooms. Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SNOW REMOVAL
This would have probably been a better topic earlier in the season, but more snow will come and it's good to have a few tips on safe snow and ice removal. If you don't have your areas cleared it will be virtually impossible after a deep freeze. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WINE COUNTRY GOES HIGH TECH
One of the challenges of going to wine country is planning the wineries to visit. It's like a puzzle that is carefully crafted and there's usually one piece that involves a little bit of wiggling. Do you copy the wineries from the movie Sideways Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Gives Incentives for Owners to Upgrade Their Uniquely-Chicago Homes!
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! I figured I would check out my latest Playlist on my Doggie Pod. Unfortunately, it seems, the headband on my ear buds are a bit too Read More...
CHICAGO RENTAL GLUT Will Drive Down Rents, Ramp Up Rental Incentives for Many!
HUNDREDS OF NEW DOWNTOWN CHICAGO RENTAL APARTMENTS, CONDOS BLOAT INVENTORY, OUTSTRIP RENTAL DEMAND! You wanna live in Downtown Chicago or The Chicago Loop ? Desire to rent , rather than to buy? Likely, you're going to save a lot of money by renting Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOVE IS IN THE AIR AND MORE!
With Sunday being Valentine's Day , it's time to wine and dine your sweetie! Needless to say, many of Chicago's and its surrounding area restaurants, bars and clubs will be offering Valentine's specials so you can celebrate with that special Read More...
NEED TO SPEED IN CHICAGO? Watch Out, Folks - LIDAR Now Watching You!
LASER SPEED GUN READINGS NOW ADMISSIBLE IN COURT - COOK COUNTY IL JUDGE! From Chicago - the land of expensive on-street parking, $100 red light camera citations, and now-more-infrequent CTA Bus Service - comes a new technology designed to generate more Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Last week, local community activists were honored at the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce annual award dinner and officer installation. Those honored include Jim del Medico, Marilyn Jones and Corrine Schreiber. All have been living and working Read More...
ANOTHER PRICE REDUCTION - GREAT VALUE!
Sunrise at Westlake, Glendale Heights - Announcing a price reduction on 36 Burgess Drive, a 1 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story split "Bi-Level" - Now MLS® $169,500 - WOW ! Property information Read More...
HOMEOWNERS STAYING PUT - A Short Blip, or a Lasting Trend?
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE: NEW ATTITUDE AMONG ALL HOMEOWNERS MIGHT REDUCE HOME MOVE-UP, OR SECOND-HOME PURCHASE! From Snowy Chicago , Good Evening, All! You must remember - it wasn't all that long ago - the seeming never-ending cycle of homeowner migration Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – EASY SLOW COOKER RECIPES
Yes, it's cold outside. Yes, you are super busy. Your Mom's slow cooker is a good way to have a home-cooked meal, with a minimum of effort during the week. Here are some easy and warm recipes for you. BBQ Beef Sandwiches Place a three pound boneless Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - THE OLYMPICS ARE COMING
The Olympics are starting this week and I'm here to tell you that the lessons learned in Beijing are definite improvements. Beijing was the first Olympics broadcast via the Internet and was definitely a step in the right direction for the future of Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A SUPER PARTY – XLIV!
Even though our beloved Chicago Bears did not make the cut this year, Super Bowl Sunday is, and always will be, a national tradition celebrated by young and old, male and female alike. This year's Super Bowl is being held in Miami, with the Indianapolis Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAKPARK
Usually we try to give you current information when talking about our local news and events. This week we want to remind everyone that because Valentine's Day is on a Sunday, it might better to plan ahead. Here are some locations that are offering Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – STORAGE SOLUTIONS
In this current real estate market many people are deciding to stay in their homes instead of moving up to a larger space. We need to create ways to use the space we have more efficiently. Add a second rod in the closet . Put a shelf or two above the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHARITABLE DONATIONS
With all the devastion in Haiti, it's a shame to have to report this. So all you nasty swindlers out there, I'm on a mission to make sure you don't take the assistance from people truly in need. I came across this information from one of the Read More...