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January 2011 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SHAKE OFF THOSE WINTER DOLDRUMS!
It's getting to be a long winter here in Chicago. However, there appears to be a variety of events this weekend to shake off those winter doldrums ! Faith & Whiskey (1365 W. Fullerton Avenue) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood brings you its Awesome Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – ROOF ICE PROBLEMS
With all the snow and ice we've been having lately, ice damming can really cause problems with the roof on our houses. In the winter ice forms in the gutters and prevents good flow of water when we do get some thawing. This causes ice to form and Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - INCREASE YOUR COMPUTER'S SPEED
It's that time of year when we all get organized and make big plans. When doing so, let's not forget your computer. On my most recent PC, I found that after about six months my computer started running slower. I wanted it to be back at its original Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PLEASE BEAR WITH US!!
Whether you're a fan of football or not, you'll have to "bear" with us for another weekend as our Chicago Bears host the Greenbay Packers this Sunday in their quest for a trip to the Super Bowl in Dallas! In fact, it's our own little Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK The Forgotten Film Classics 2011 lineup has been announced for Portage Park Theatre. You can see greats like Lost Honeymoon, The Divorce of Lady X and 3 Guys Named Mike. Don't miss this opportunity to watch favorites of the 40's and Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HOUSEHOLD ENERGY FIXES
As we all know we have some of the highest natural gas and electricity rates in and around Chicago. With a few simple fixes you can save energy and money. Buy a programmable thermostat . It will keep your home temperature lower when you are not at home. Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! Winston Towers - Ultra-Roomy 2BR/2BA Condo - Laundry Same Floor!
Winston Towers, Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 6833 North Kedzie Avenue, #511, a 1,500 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom "Condo". Now MLS® $87,400 - Incredible Value for the Space! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - IPHONE JOINS THE VERIZON NETWORK
The rumors about the iPhone have finally reached truth as Verizon announced its contract with Apple last week. The Verizon-based iPhone is set to hit shelves on February 10th. Current Verizon customers will be able to pre-purchase the iPhone on February Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S A BEAR OF A WEEKEND IN CHICAGO!
As the City of Chicago prepares for the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks Playoff Game at Soldier Field this Sunday, it's actually a low-key weekend for other activities around town. However, there is one major show in town to kill some time while Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, WRIGLEYVILLE, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Superbowl is coming and it's time to start getting your supplies for the big bash. Opened this week is The Butcher & Larder . The owners are a husband and wife team known for their homemade sausage (originally at Mado) and pâtés. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - KITCHEN TIPS
The kitchen remains one of the most used and visited locations in most homes. Here are some tips for keeping your every day items clean and germ free. Cleaning the blender Add a few drops of detergent and fill with hot water. Run blender for a few seconds. Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! Luxurious Imperial Towers 2BR/2BA Condo - All Amenity Building!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing new reduced price on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom "High Rise, Condo". NOW MLS® $139,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHECK ANY WEBSITE FOR SAFETY BEFORE GOING TO THE ADDRESS
In this day and age of all new viruses and unsafe sites, I'm happy to share with you two different websites that verify the "cleanliness" of any website address you view in your web browser. The concept is extremely easy for all users. Go Read More...
WINSTON TOWERS - Ultra-Roomy Mid-Floor 2BR/2BA Condo - Incredible Value!
• 1,500 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom "Mid-Floor Condo" - MLS® $97,400 - GREAT PRICE! Winston Towers, Chicago - Room + Value in Winston Towers! Ultra-Roomy Mid-Floor 2BR/2BA - Unobstructed Western Sunset Views from Big Balcony, All Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - NEW YEAR BRINGS OUT CHICAGO’S BEST
It's a new year, so let's try something different. Here are a few of "Chicago's Best" when it comes to eating! Best Chicago Brunches (great way to cure a hangover) Lula Café - 2537 North Kedzie Boulevard Lula's multi-ethnic Read More...
LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG: What's With The Dogs Without Leashes In and Around Chicago?
THE CHICAGO REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! Happy New Year, 2011. Another year, and I'm still a Lil' White Dog! Can you believe it! You know, as my Lil' Sister, Gracie Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKE VIEW, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Chicagoans remember Siskel & Ebert and then Ebert & Roeper. Announcements were just made that local film critic, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky from mubi.com, and Christy Lemire of The Associated Press will be co-hosts of " Ebert Presents Read More...
IN 2011, HOME FINANCING LIKELY HARDER TO COME BY. THE IMPACT ON HOME SALES?
MORE STRINGENT GUIDELINES FOR LOW-DOWN-PAYMENT LOANS COULD RAISE COSTS, PRECLUDE MANY BUYERS! For Home Buyers and Real Estate Practitioners alike, 2010 offered the opportunity to buy real estate, in Chicago and elsewhere, at prices not seen in ten years Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HOLIDAY TREE RECYCLING 2010-2011
The City of Chicago will once again be collecting trees this holiday season. Beginning, Saturday, January 1 through Monday, January 17 Chicago residents can bring their holiday tree to one of the 23 participating sites listed below. The trees will be Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GREAT NEW APP TO TRY
I'm always trying out new apps for my Droid since I bought it about six months ago. This latest one is called ShopSavvy . The reason I like this particular app is because it uses an existing bar code to scan. When you scan the barcode, you get not Read More...