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October 2010 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THE SPOOKING BEGINS – ALIVE OR DEAD!
This weekend in Chicago many Chicagoans, both young and old, will be out and about "spooking" things up at various events held throughout the city. But beware , not all creatures roaming the streets will be alive! Since there are many, many Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Have you ever wondered about the food chain and how it impacts you? Be sure to make reservations for a free theater performance of Feast presented by the Albany Park Theater Project. Feast is based on the real-life stories of home cooks, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Each year, the kids are excited and look forward to all the ghoulish festivities. As parents we also need to make sure that they are protected as the enjoy trick-or-treating. Below are helpful tips to keep your Halloween safe and fun. Plan costumes that Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - USE A SURGE PROTECTOR NOT A POWER STRIP
This past weekend, I was visiting with family and there was a power surge which blew the breaker. Usually it's not a big issue because of the breaker "popping" and then you just reset it. Well, what my hosts didn't know is that they Read More...
REDUCED - INCREDIBLE VALUE! Sunny 2BR/2BA Updated Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo "High Rise, Condo". NOW MLS® $177,400 - REDUCED for Incredible Value! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A HAUNTING WE WILL GO!
With Halloween just a weekend away already - where does the time go - and many city-wide parties to be had next weekend along with Trick or Treating, this weekend "A Haunting We Will Go!" First stop, Navy Pier's ‘The Fear' Haunted Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, HIGHWOOD
NORWOOD PARK The world of motorcycles is one that was immortalized by the movie Easy Rider. This Friday and Saturday night is a celebration of the open road for an art exhibit celebrating the vagabond life of motorcycling. The two-day event is at Johalla Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CHANGES IN KITCHEN DECOR
During the 80s and 90s the walls started to come down between kitchens and other living areas in the home. First to go was the wall between the kitchen and dining room. Soon after kitchens were being incorporated as the center of family life. No longer Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - DEBUNKING THE MYTHS OF MOBILE DEVICES
Consumers are accustomed to static network internet activities but mobile computing has definitely gotten the attention of most consumers. Here are some mobile computing myths you should know about. Lack in Processing Power, Key Size, and Screen While Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FALL FUN IS PILING UP!
The colors of fall are out in full bloom as "Fall Fun Is Piling Up" here in Chicago, as well as some other things! Let's take a peek at what's out there - Navy Pier , located at 600 E. Grand Avenue in the Streeterville neighborhood, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – EDISON PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
EDISON PARK Saint Patrick High School has a rich history in the neighborhood. They've educated many families for several generations and one in particular, Charles Brown's family since the 18 th century. Brown donated two family heirlooms , historic Read More...
FORECLOSURE FREEZE - NOT NECESSARILY ALL GOOD NEWS!
QUESTIONABLE FORECLOSURE PROCESSING PRACTICES GIVE MANY DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS MORE TIME. BUT FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM COULD CHILL HOUSING MARKET RECOVERY! Depending on where you live in Chicago, Foreclosures and Short Sale Properties could make up as many Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FALL TIPS FOR HOUSE AND GARDEN
Now that it's finally cooled off it is time to tackle more pre-winter jobs around the house and garden. If you don't have siding on your house and you have peeling paint it's time to treat these areas before the cold and snow comes. Scrape Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - COULD THE KIT CAR FROM KNIGHTRIDER BE A REALITY?
The New York Times reported last week about Google's new project using a funny-looking Toyota Prius. The secret plans have been riding in plain sight for the past 140,000 miles. The car uses artificial-intelligence software, which is able to make Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK All you ghouls and goblins out there, it's time to take a trip down memory lane. Be sure to come out to the 5 th Annual Six Cornucopia Sidewalk Bazaar at Six Corners. This Saturday, Svengoolie will be appearing at the showing of the original Read More...
JUST REDUCED!! Extra-Large, 12th Floor Studio - Great Views - Full-Amenity, Pet-Friendly Building!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4343 North Clarendon Avenue, #1209, a 575 sq. ft., 1 bath, extra-large studio "Mid-Rise". NOW MLS® $54,000 - INCREDIBLE VALUE!!! Property information Read More...
JUST REDUCED!! Sunny 2BR/2BA Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers - All-Amenity, Pet-Friendly Building - A MUST SEE!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom "High Rise, Condo". NOW MLS® $184,700 - INCREDIBLE VALUE!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
What a great weekend this is going to be. Not only will we have Indian summer, but also a "little something" for everyone! Music Lovers - the Chicago Country Music Festival wraps up this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Millennium Park Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDENT TIPS – CLEAN HOUSE FOR FALL
The weather around Chicago is becoming quite fall-like. This is conducive to a little bit of "fall" cleaning. Windows Two or three tablespoons of vinegar in a gallon of cool water is the best cleaner for glass. Use a squeegee to eliminate streaks. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SWYPE YOUR WAY TO TEXT MESSAGES
Now that I've purchased my new DroidX, I am constantly on the lookout for apps that will make my life easier and more stress free. One that is currently in the news right now comes from the same group that created the T9 platform. The group is Swype Read More...
REDUCED RENT!! Buena Park Sunny, Updated Junior 1BR Condo Rental - Luxurious Imperial Towers - All-Amenity Building!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a RENT REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #732, a 550 sq. ft., one bath "High Rise, Studio". NOW MLS® $825 USD Monthly - REDUCED!! Available Now! Proper Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “OKTOBER” IN CHICAGO!
As various colors of autumn begin settling in, "Oktober" in Chicago still brings us many outdoor events, especially a variety of Oktoberfests throughout the entire month! Murphy's Bleachers , 3655 N. Sheffield Avenue in the Wrigleyville Read More...