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April 2010 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS WILL BE OUT & ABOUT!
With warmer air on the horizon, many Chicagoans will be out and about on their weekends enjoying what this great City of Chicago has to offer! So, let's kick-off this first weekend in May on the right foot - The city's Artropolis event features Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! Valley Lo Towers - Immaculate 2BR/2BA Condo - Garage Parking!
Valley Lo Towers, Glenview - Announcing a Price Reduction on 2020 Chestnut Avenue, a 1,500 sq. ft., 2nd floor condo. Now MLS® $227,400 - REDUCED!. Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Running through Mother's Day at The Gift Theatre is a current rendition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . As someone who saw Jack Nicholson make this production famous, it's great to see it come to live theater. Following the Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN – TIME TO SPRING CLEAN!!!
Before the weather gets too hot it's a great time to do some heavy duty cleaning around the house. Walls, Woodwork, Interior doors, etc. Murphy's oil soap (also known as flax soap) is great for this. It is gentle and effective. Always remember Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - AVG ANTI-VIRUS UPDATE CONFLICTS WITH QUICKBOOKS (ERROR CODE -6094,0)
Today a fix for QuickBooks Pro was announced by AVG Anti-Virus . AVG Anti-Virus released a new update last Friday that created a conflict with QuickBooks Pro. If you use the program at all you'll need to make some changes to your security settings. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Another weekend! Here we go again!! Help raise funds for the Chicago Cubs Charities at their 5 th annual Race to Wrigley 5K Run & Walk this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. in the Lakeview neighborhood at 1100 W. Addison Street. This run was nearly sold out Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Help the local community this weekend by participating in the annual Earth Day at Portage Park . Get your green on this Saturday as the Friends of Portage Park are hosting a clean and green from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Not to be outdone is the Read More...
ILLINOIS, CHICAGO DRIVERS Pay Ninth-Highest Auto Insurance Premiums In U.S.!
AVERAGE IL ANNUAL AUTO PREMIUM NEARLY $1,680! WHO TOPS THE LIST? LOUISIANA! You own and drive a car in Chicago? Chances are, you're paying a high premium for your auto insurance! According to research just completed by the Independent Insurance Agents Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BATHROOM CLEANING
Keeping your bath clean and sparkling is easier than you think. You just need to do a few easy things every day and do a thorough cleaning once a week. If you wipe down the counters, faucet and sink every day after showering, your bath will look great Read More...
IN CHICAGO, Average House Still Out of Reach For Many!
ANNUAL INCOME NEEDED TO PURCHASE A MEDIAN-PRICED HOME HERE - $62,000 - PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK STUDY! The Chicago Real Estate Market has struggled over the last couple of years, as it has elsewhere. So NOW is the time to pick up the "Bargain of the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - EARTH DAY TECHNOLOGY
As we head into Earth Day celebrations, I found a new item being offered by Maytag in what they're calling the Bravos line . The washer is top-loading and Energy Star compliant. The washer comes with an IntelliFill sensor to regulate the amount of Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S SPRING CLEANING TIME!
Spring is definitely in the air! Time to get rid of what's left from old man winter and do a little "spring cleaning" - outdoors! With Earth Day falling on a weekday, Thursday, April 22 nd , the City of Chicago as well as many of its surrounding Read More...
REDUCED! Rob Roy Country Club Village - Immaculate 2BR/2BA Condo!
R ob Roy Country Club Village, Prospect Heights - Announcing a price reduction on 501 Aberdeen Lane, Unit B, a 1,165 sq. ft. "2nd Floor Unit". Now MLS® $188,700 - REDUCED - Value Priced! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
Today is TAX DAY and the post office only has three locations open all evening: Chicago Main Post Office at 433 W. Harrison Street, Carol Stream Processing & Distribution Center at 500 E. Fullerton Avenue and Palatine Processing and Distribution Center Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - EVERYDAY USES FOR BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR
There are natural products in your kitchen that are safe and effective to use in many cleaning and deodorizing situations. You may be surprised at how effective these items are not to mention how inexpensive they can be. Vinegar Vinegar is defined by Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPS, APPS AND MORE APPS
The iPad has brought new commercials highlighting some really great applications you can add to your PDA. Below are just a small sampling of some applications that work on iPhone, Blackberry or Droid. Shazam is an app that identifies music anywhere. If Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SOME LIKE IT HOT -- SOME LIKE IT COLD!
As we head into the second weekend of April, I'm not sure if it's going to be summer or winter out there! So, here are a few indoor (too hot or cold outside) and outdoor (too cold or hot outside) events you can choose from depending on whether Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - Fed Tax Breaks Likely to End! Housing Market Observers Say, "Now What?"
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! Scary, scary times are about to hit the already-queasy Chicago Real Estate Market. And it's unsure how the home buying human Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
It's time to go to the movies. This week, I wanted to review a few different movie theaters in and around the Chicagoland area. A couple you may know and others may be a great little find for you. PORTAGE PARK Portage Park Theater is one location Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PAINT CARE AND DISPOSAL
I've seen many people out painting this week. The unusually warm weather we've been having in the Chicago area has prompted many to get out and spruce up the house. Sometimes when we open up old paint, we see a gluey mess . One of the best ways Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MAYBE YOU DON'T NEED A PDA
With all the drama surrounding the iPad's release this past weekend, something came up in my conversation with the manager at the Ritz Camera on Chicago and Rush. My concern was that while it's a great gadget to have, I need something more practical Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! Roomy, Sunny South Exposure 1BR Condo!
The Gr ove, Forest Park - Announcing a price reduction on 7753 West Van Buren Street, 850 sq. ft., 4th Floor Unit. Now MLS® $177,000 - REDUCED - GREAT VALUE!!. Property information Read More...
RENOVATING AN OLDER HOME? U.S. EPA NEW LEAD PAINT LAW ADDS NEW WORK, TESTING STANDARDS!
NEW LAW, EFFECTIVE APRIL 22ND, REQUIRES CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION, ADDITIONAL TESTING FOR HOMES LIKELY PAINTED WITH LEAD-BASED PRODUCTS! Here in Chicago and in nearby Chicago Suburbs , hundreds, if not thousands, of single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THINGS ARE HOPPENING!
It's a great time to be in Chicago since many things are "hoppening" around here, and this Holiday weekend is no exception! Here's a few pre-Easter family events taking place on Saturday - Natural Egg Dyeing at Elgin Public Museum (225 Read More...