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December 2010 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - OUT WITH THE OLD – IN WITH THE NEW!
In case you've lost track of the days after all the Holiday hoopla, tonight it's time to ring "out with the old - in with the new" whether you decide to celebrate in true Chicago-style or not! A few thoughts for tonight - New Year's Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Sometimes it's the history of a place that makes it such a great legend. After World War II, Maurie and Flaurie Berman opened a little hot dog stand topped with two 12 foot hot dog icons called Superdawg . Their attention to quality products Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – THE BIRDS NEED YOU IN WINTER
Chicago has certainly had its' share of snow fall this year. This presents a problem for our backyard birds. Much food that is available to them is covered in snow. With a few feeders and seeders outside you'll have a wide variety of birds in Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ANOTHER GREAT APP FOR SMARTPHONE USERS
First of all, I'm all about free apps so I'm happy I found this one. So ahoy maties and enjoy learning about its capabilities! Carr Matey is an app for those who have a tendency to lose their car in a parking lot, forget their street location Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHRISTMAS ARRIVES IN CHICAGO!
All the hustle, bustle and juggling of hectic schedules over the last four weeks culminates this weekend as "Christmas Arrives in Chicago!" As many of us will begin celebrating Friday evening (Christmas Eve) with family and friends, there are Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, WEST LOOP, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK John Maloof, local Portage Park resident, made quite the discovery three years ago. This same discovery will be showcased at the Chicago Cultural Center in January. Maloof was at RPN Sales in Portage Park acquiring a box of photographs he Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - HOW TO KID PROOF YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
Steer clear of those that are sharp, fragile, or have small removable parts. And don't use any decorations made to look like food, especially candy. This is most important; children will try to eat decorations from the tree that look like candy or Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TIME TO GET A JUMP START ON YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
This time of year, resolutions start popping up and one of the many that you hear about are weight loss or getting into shape. Normally you'd hear about organizations like Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem. This time I'm going to talk to you about Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - HOLIDAY SPIRIT YET? LAST CHANCE!
Those of you who are not in the Holiday Spirit yet, listen up. This weekend is your "last chance!" The Music Box Theatre located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood is hosting its 27 th annual Christmas show the Christmas Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, LAKEVIEW, NAPERVILLE
This week we wanted to give you some outdoor and comfort options because let's face it, it's COLD out there right now!! PORTAGE PARK This local hot spot is not one you'll normally find on tourist lists. Bob-O-Rinos is a neighborhood gem known Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW APPS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
A couple months ago I bought a new Droid X and have been like a kid in a candy store ever since. I've found some great free apps for my phone, including DroidTris (the Droid version of Tetris) and Froggy (Droid's version of the old school game Read More...
PRICE ALERT! Buena Park - Luxurious Imperial Towers - 2BR/2BA Condo - EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom, split layout "High Rise, Condo". NOW MLS® $147,400 - A MUST SEE! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - HOLIDAY THEATER CHICAGO-STYLE!
It's time to kick-back, relax and enjoy some "Holiday Theater Chicago-Style" this weekend before resuming with the usual hustle and bustle as Christmas draws nearer! Some oldies, but goodies you might enjoy are these classics - A Christmas Read More...
CLUBLANDS - Immaculate, Ultra-Roomy 4BR Colonial - Exceptional Value!
• 2,915 sq. ft. - 2 1/2 bath - 4 bedroom - 2-story "Colonial" - MLS® $217,400 - MUST SEE! Clublands, Plainfield - Clublands - Incredible Clubhouse Community! Ultra-Roomy, Tastefully-Decorated 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Home, Plus First-Floor Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – EASY FIXES TO KEEP YOUR HOME WARMER THIS WINTER
With heating costs rising, people are eager to heat their homes without breaking the bank. But despite newer technologies that detect energy loss, many people waste energy because they lack fundamental knowledge of low tech fixes. Check Insulation . Having Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - AFFORDABLE ELECTRONICS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
I'm somewhat of a gadget girl. I like having interesting technology and this time of year definitely bodes well for affordable gifts for others (and selfishly, me too). My one sweet deal recently was the blu-ray player that was on sale at Walmart Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A VARIETY-FILLED, HOLIDAY-THEMED WEEKEND!
Snow is in the forecast and just in time to add the finishing touches on this "variety-filled, Holiday-themed" weekend! For the shoppers, or those who just like to browse, the following Holiday-themed events have been planned for you - December Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Chicago is home to many amazing architectural finds. One location included in this list is the oldest house in the city of Chicago . Most people think the oldest home is the Clarke House built in 1836. The fact is that English farmer, Mark Read More...