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February 2011 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A DOG GONE OSCAR WILD WEEKEND FOR CHICAGOANS!
Many Chicagoans will be having a "dog gone oscar wild weekend" as they close out the month of February 2011! If you want to join in, here's what all the fuss is about - This Saturday and Sunday brings to McCormick Place (2301 S. Lake Shore Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK This Saturday, join the Chicago Cycle Swap at the Pulaski Park Field House. There you'll meet with 50 bike shops, nonprofits, merchants and individual offering great deals. There will be education about cargo bikes, winter bike commuting Read More...
HUNTING RIDGE - Stunning 3BR Brick Split Level - Much To Offer - A MUST SEE!
• 2,059 sq. ft., 2-1/2 bath, 3 bedroom "Quad Level Split with Basement" NOW - MLS® $327,400 Hunting Ridge, Palatine - Hunting Ridge - Top Schools! Roomy 3 Bedroom/2-1/2 Bath Brick Split Level Home - 100' Lot! Large Living Room with Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CLEAN AIR IN THE HOUSE
Most people don't pay a lot of attention to indoor air quality . Of course there are those expensive machines costing hundreds of dollars. That is too rich for my blood. I've used scented candles or spray thinking they are harmless, not so! Scented Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GETTING AN UNBIASED OPINION AMONG ANDROID, BLACKBERRY, AND WINDOWS SMART PHONES
There are so many times that I want to get an unbiased opinion on several technical gadgets at one time, that it's difficult to find an online source for this. I've been to many sites and one of the best I've found is CNET's product reviews Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SNOW’S GONE – NOW WHAT!
WOW! I thought it would never leave Chicago and that we would never see any color again, only white and black, but the snow's gone - now what? Well, here's what - This Saturday the AMC Loews in the River North neighborhood at 600 N. Michigan Avenue Read More...
SPRING IS COMING, LET’S PLAN A GARDEN!
With warmer weather coming this week our thoughts turn to the garden. A little planning can result in success for either the beginner or the seasoned gardener. Use graph paper to plot out space for your garden, have each square represent one square foot. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WATSON TAKES ON JEOPARDY PLAYERS
There is so much technology going on these past few weeks with AOL acquiring Huffington Post to iPhone now being offered by Verizon that I found this information very interesting as well. This week on the TV show Jeopardy , there will be a new contestant Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!
You guessed it! Valentine's Day is this coming Monday and there is sure to be lots of love this weekend in Chicago's air - warm air to boot - to spoil your special someone! There's a lot of love, so let's get to it - Saturday from 11:00 Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK You've been thinking about the romance of the open road, of course after the temperature goes above freezing. Starting at 3pm on Friday, browse and play at the International Motorcycle Show Chicago , where you'll encounter a multitude Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - VALENTINE'S BREAKFAST
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and most people will be heading out to their favorite place this Saturday. But what about making breakfast in bed for that special someone? It's less costly, means more and allows you both to spend quality time Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - USE YOUR SMART PHONE TO ACCESS THE INTERNET
So my computer has been "down" with this extreme weather. What does this mean? I have no internet access through my ISP (Internet Service Provider). One thing that's important to being connected is being able to use my desktop. So bring Read More...
LOOKING FOR A REAL ESTATE BARGAIN? BANK-OWNED PROPERTIES OFTEN BEAT SHORT SALES ON CHANCE FOR SUCCESS!
SHORT SALES: LONG APPROVAL TIMES, HIGH RATE OF DISAPPROVAL. ON COURTHOUSE STEPS, BUYERS OFTEN FALL SHORT! Here in Chicago , in many neighborhoods and Suburban Chicago Communities , buyers are king! Especially those with lotsa cash, or stellar credit. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - KEEPING IT INDOORS – TO HIBERNATE OR NOT!
With the latest onslaught of snow followed by an arctic blast, it might not be a bad idea "keeping it indoors" this weekend! So, I'll leave it up to you whether to "hibernate or not." RSVP is required for the Chase Auditorium's Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK You can still get in on the newest Chicago tradition, Meat Week . It's the first week in February and you get a group of people to eat at a different BBQ place in your town for 8 days. Then you vote on superlatives like best sauce, best Read More...
BUENA PARK DEAL - REDUCED AGAIN! 2BR/2BA Condo - Luxurious Imperial Towers!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom "High Rise Condo". NOW MLS® $127,400 - DEAL OF THE YEAR! Property information Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BLIZZARD SNOW REMOVAL
With all the snow a few hints concerning snow removal on our drive ways and walk ways is definitely needed. After all the snow this year we must be careful when removing the snow and ice not to damage the surfaces. ASPHALT Watch Out For: Badly cracked Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - BREAK BREAD, MEET NEW FRIENDS
Over the weekend I was talking with some people who recently moved to Chicago. They knew a couple people here but really wanted to get out and meet people who had something in common with them. We talked about Meetup , which is a type of social network. Read More...