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March 2011 - Posts

THIS WEEK IN CHICAGO - LETS PLAY BALL!
It's Back! Yep - the 2011 Baseball Season officially begins Friday, April 1 st , in Chicago. So, "Let's Play Ball!" This year, it's the Chicago Cubs who will be opening their very first game of the Baseball Season right here in Chicago Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK The next phase of the Illinois high-speed rail project is now in the works. The project is slated to create over 6,000 new jobs in Illinois. Seventy six miles of new rails and concrete ties were installed north and south of Springfield in Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - PREVENTING FALLS AT HOME
Falls are the leading cause of home injuries in the United States. Adults over age 65 and children under 5 are especially vulnerable to falls. Older adults experience 1.5 million nonfatal injuries each year, while falls are the leading cause of nonfatal Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – REAL ESTATE APPS FOR YOU
Ah, spring has sprung which incidentally coincides with the busiest time of the year for Realtors®, home buying and home selling. Thankfully, there are now apps for all of this and they can be so helpful especially when you want to do a little research Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT MAY BE SPRING BUT NOT YET!
Spring may have "officially" arrived this past Sunday, but winter doesn't seem to want to leave! That's alright though because Chicagoans don't let the fact that it's still cold to hamper their weekends. So, here's what's Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may have a solution for cops and firefighters who want to move to the suburbs. Preckwinkle reiterated her desire to reduce the 51 square miles of unincorporated Cook County that the sheriff's Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS- EARLY LAWN AND GARDEN
It's time to get the lawn and garden ready for the long summer season. A few simple steps can give your lawn and garden a good start on the growing season. Lawn Mix topsoil with sand, about two parts soil to one part sand. Spread this mix over the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER’S PERFORMANCE IN A FEW EASY STEPS
As someone who spends a lot of time using my computer, there are times when I know the computer's performance is lackluster at best. Here are some great tips for you to be able to keep your computer running at its maximum level. The bonus is that Read More...
GLOBAL CRISES DRIVING DOWN MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES!
T-BILL YIELDS, WHICH PORTEND CURRENT RATES, FALL AS INVESTORS FLOCK TO THEM FOR SAFETY! Despite what appears to be a spotty recovery in the Chicago Real Estate Market, rates for the money to buy real estate here is still near historic lows. With last Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THE CHILL RETURNS – SO DOES THE MADNESS!
As spring officially arrives this Sunday, and we've already been teased this past week with spring-like temps, "the chill returns" but so does "the Madness !" That's right, it's NCAA Tournament time again, also known as Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Metra has announced that it will begin the next phase of the bridge work on the Union Pacific North Line next month. Construction starts in April on 22 aging bridges and the rebuilding of the Ravenswood Metra station on the north side of Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! HUNTING RIDGE - Spacious, Immaculate 3BR Split Level + Family Room - A MUST SEE!
Hunting Ridge, Palatine - Announcing a price reduction on 802 West Peregrine Drive, a 2,059 sq. ft., 2.5 bath, 3 bedroom, 4-level brick split, huge yard, great location. NOW MLS® $367,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GET TOOLS READY FOR SUMMER GARDENING
Give your tools a bath to remove dirt, grit and grime. A wire brush comes in handy to remove caked on soil. For fine soil and rust, steel wool does the trick. For stubborn rust, try sandpaper. If you've neglected your tools you might have to roll Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – LOST & FOUND, CHICAGO AND iPHONE STYLE
Sometimes you never know when you'll find a website that has great significance. I was riding the bus after the Dyeing of the Chicago River and I saw this site advertised. At first I thought JonnyFind would be another one of those fad-type sites but Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - YIKES! WE’RE GOING GREEN AGAIN!!
Here we go again! It's that time of year when we become Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day , which falls on Thursday of next week, a work day, so " we're going green" this weekend! Saturday starts off early with a Chicago annual Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Have you ever tried to find a newspaper from a different city that's not available at your local store? In Portage Park you can find over 60 newspapers and 6000 magazines from around the world for your reading pleasure. Not only that, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – WARM WEATHER IS COMING SOON, GET THE HOUSE READY
It's best to take on large scale cleaning projects one step at a time, one room at a time. Stand in the middle of the room. What needs to be done? Pull out the furniture away from the walls. Wash the walls from bottom to top. Use Murphy's oil Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FIREFOX AND CHROME GO HEAD TO HEAD
Mozilla is set to release Firefox 4 in the next few weeks. Unlike its counterpart, Google Chrome , Firefox has only been releasing major updates over the course of six years, which is why Chrome is already on version 9 after two years. “What we Read More...
EVANSTON - ROOMY, SUN-FILLED, GUT REHAB 2BR CONDO - A MUST SEE!
• 1,075 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom Condominium in Pet-Friendly Vintage Courtyard Building - MLS® $79,000 - GREAT VALUE! South-East Evanston - Roomy 2BR Condo, Top Southeast Evanston Location - Classic Vintage Courtyard Building! Eight Year Old Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SPRING ON THE HORIZON – SO ARE THE CRAWLERS!
In just a few short weeks spring will be arriving here in Chicago so it's time to begin "crawling" out of our winter hibernation for some rejuvenating and worthwhile events! The Mardi Gras Madness Pub Crawl brings a costume contest, door Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
Spring is not too far away here in the Chicago area. These last few days have been most welcome after the several feet of snow and bone chilling cold we have had this winter. It's a good idea to check around the house for any winter damage before Read More...