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October 2011 - Posts

TECHNOLGY TIPS – FREE ANTIVIRUS AND MALWARE PROTECTIONS TO KEEP YOUR COMPUTER SAFE
With so much technology out there and its rapid advancements, now more than ever you need to protect your computer. Criminals have met the challenge of breaking through the basics and continue to use technology against you if you don't consistently Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME FOR A “SPOOKING!”
Halloween is here and that only means one thing here in Chicago and its surrounding suburban neighbors - it's "Time For A Spooking!" A family-friendly Halloween event is the Boo Haha being held at the Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark Street) Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
LAKEVIEW Flourish Studios is hosting a special book signing event with author Katie Bering. In this memoir, Katie Bering chronicles her poignant story of a shy girl's journey of survival. Growing up in Yugoslavia, she survived the terror of Hitler's Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HALLOWEEN SAFETY RULES 2011
Wow! Halloween is next Monday. This month has really flown by. With all the good weather we had earlier in the month it's hard to believe it is already here. Here are a few tips to make Halloween safe and fun for everyone. 1. Plan costumes that are Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – HOW TO BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER
Have you ever had your computer crash or heard of someone else's computer crashing? It's one of those things that we all think won't happen to us but if or when it does, it can really make your computing life a great deal more challenging. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PRE-HALLOWEEN-THEMED FUN & FRIGHTS!
It's a "pre-Halloween-themed" weekend of "fun & frights" for all those who dare to venture out and mingle with some pretty interesting characters, or should I say creatures! A pre-Halloween favorite of the Boystown neighborhood Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, GOLD COAST, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Ald. John Arena wants to develop more dining and entertainment options in the 45th ward as part of his effort to revitalize the business district there. He is also working on the ward's public art initiative through Arts Alive 45 . Business Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – ANSWER YES TO THESE QUESTIONS FOR FIRE SAFETY
With winter around the corner it’s a good time to think about fire safety. A little preparation can avoid many dangerous fire hazards. 1. Is there at least one smoke detector near every bedroom and on every level? 2. Do you know how your alarm sounds? Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – CLEANING YOUR LAPTOP OR PC EXTERIOR
So yeah, dusting and I do not like each other but it's a necessary evil in my world. The same holds true for your computer. With the amount of time spent on computers these days, it can get pretty dirty! Here are some tips for cleaning the exterior Read More...
FEAR OF BUYING? WHY ARE SO MANY PROSPECTIVE HOME BUYERS STILL HESITANT TO MOVE AHEAD?
HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, MEDIA HYPE, PERCEPTION OF CONTINUED PRICE DECLINES STOP MANY BUYERS IN THEIR TRACKS! Here in the Chicago Real Estate Market, where Dean's Team works most frequently , prospective home buyers calling from all sources - referrals, Read More...
NORWOOD PARK - BEAUTIFULLY-RENOVATED 3BR IMMACULATE BRICK HOME - A MUST SEE!
• 1,253 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 story "Brick English" - MLS® $367,400 Norwood Park, Chicago - Norwood Park! Beautifully-Renovated 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Brick English-Style Home. Large Living Room with Bay Window, Gas Burning Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
This weekend in Chicago brings a pretty wide-variety of things to do with “a little something for everyone!” So, let’s get started with some pre-Halloween festivities – This Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.) the Music Read More...
NEW PRICE ALERT! BUENA PARK - High Floor Junior 1BR Condo - FHA-Approved Bldg!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 4343 North Clarendon Avenue, #1809, a 595 sq. ft., 1 Bath, 1 Junior Bedroom Condo with Great Views/Value! Now MLS® $57,400 - JUST REDUCED! Property information Read More...
ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE! HYDE PARK - Palatial 3BR Condo on Stately Drexel Boulevard - FHA-Approved!
Hyde Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 4105 South Drexel Boulevard, #1SF, a 1,775 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 3 bedroom Condo with Secured Parking. NOW MLS® $167,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK After a false start last year, Metra is poised to relaunch the city's North Side plan to replace 22 bridges along the Union Pacific North line and rebuild the Ravenswood commuter station. Construction crews should be starting this month. Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FALL JOBS AROUND HOUSE AND YARD
Summer is over and our thoughts turn to fall and winter. 1. Good time to seed the lawn. Cooler weather is optimum for grass seed. Remember to keep it moist till germination . The rest of the lawn doesn't need as much water. 2. Deep water all trees Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – JUST HOW MANY FLASH DRIVES ARE TOO MANY?
You've heard the same name for the same kind of device - jump drive, flash drive or thumbnail. Essentially, these are external drives used to save information that you want to keep. But, how many of them do you really need? A flash drive usually connects Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER’S BACK!
The calendar may say its fall out there, but it sure feels like "summer is back" and without the humidity, which is a good thing for this weekend's line-up as another Chicago favorite returns as well! The Chicago Marathon is back this Sunday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
LINCOLN PARK Clark and Diversey is definitely an area that's not lacking in restaurants. Presenting 2 Sparrows , your new home for reconnecting with the benefits of a good breakfast or a solid lunch, opening Monday. It's a basic city diner that Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PRESERVE AND COOK SUMMER PRODUCE
Do you want to preserve that home grown produce but the thought of canning makes you nervous? It is quite a daunting task. I've never had the courage to attempt it. There are easier ways to preserve some garden favorites. If you are a jalapeno lover Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DEFRAGMENT?
I just recently upgraded my computer and there were so many things I learned from my IT guy. First, you should be defragmenting your computer on a consistent basis whether you do it weekly or monthly. If you want to keep your laptop or PC working like Read More...
BUENA PARK - Extra-Large Jr 1BR Condo - Great Views & Value - FHA Approved!
• 595 sq. ft., 1 full bath, 1 bedroom "High-Floor Condo" - MLS® $64,000 - GREAT VALUE! Buena Park, Chicago - Great Views at a Value Price - and FHA Approved! Extra-Large, Junior 1 Bedroom - Extra-Large Living Room, PLUS Private Bedroom Read More...