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November 2011 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, WEST LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Chicago is home to one of the biggest Polish American communities in America. Earlier this month during the conversations about ward re-districting, Robert Groszek, an attorney, said, "We want to go to one Aldermanic office to take care Read More...
LINCOLN PARK - ROOMY 1BR CONDO - PRIME LOCATION - TWO BLOCKS TO DE PAUL!
• 695 sq. ft., 1 full bath, 1 large bedroom condo, large balcony - MLS® $214,400 - Room + Value! Lincoln Park, Chicago - Prime Location! Roomy 1 Bedroom Condo in Vintage Courtyard Building features Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Private Balcony! Big Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – AFTER THANKSGIVING RECIPES
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Brown one half cup each chopped carrots, celery and onion until soft Add one teaspoon dried thyme Add two cups chopped cooked turkey Cover with two cups low sodium chicken broth Cook ten minutes on medium high until liquid Read More...
PRICE REDUCED!! BUENA PARK - Junior 1BR - Great Views - Pet-Friendly Bldg - FHA-Approved!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 4343 North Clarendon Avenue, #1809, a 595 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 junior bedroom condo in an all-amenity building. NOW MLS® $52,400 !!! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – FORGET CYBER MONDAY, CHECK OUT THIS NEW GADGET
Each year at this time, I usually talk about all the great deals and where you can find Cyber Monday deals. This year, I wanted to take a look at a new gadget that has just come out called the Sony Tablet TM S . This gadget takes all the wonders of Sony Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES HAVE ARRIVED IN CHICAGO!
It's hard to believe that "Christmas Holiday Activities Have Arrived In Chicago" already! I'm still trying to recoup from my Thanksgiving Day dinner!! Of course, the number one, and most important, activity of the season is holiday shopping, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
LAKEVIEW Beginning this Friday through February 27, 2012, the Rink at Wrigley will open. A full-size skating rink will once again find a home in the Cubs parking lot at the corner of Clark and Waveland. You can purchase season passes for $60 or pay for Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – 2 DOZEN TOOLS TO SAVE YOU MONEY
I was sent this list by a Lender friend of mine and found it to be so complete that I thought I would pass it along. You can save money on little jobs around the house by doing them yourself. Here are the tools to keep handy: 1. 16-ounce rip hammer Heavy Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – IT’S COMING THIS WEEK, BLACK FRIDAY
Each year I go out with family members to do the shopping for the holidays in the hopes of getting a great deal on holiday gifts. Black Friday 's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS LIGHT THEIR WAY TO THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON!
I've been preparing you the last few weekends for this moment and now the time has come as "Chicagoans Light Their Way to the Holiday Shopping Season!" The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is the official start of the Holiday shopping season Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
LOOP Now in its third year, Winter WonderLoop assembles unique holiday promotions and events from around the Loop for you to enjoy. Enjoy more than 100 events and promotions from the area's hotels and restaurants, retail destinations, cultural institutions Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BONELESS TURKEY ON THE GRILL
With all the nice weather we've been having lately I'd thought I would talk about turkey on the grill. We do one at Thanksgiving no matter what the weather. You might try it with better weather. You want to buy a boneless Butterball turkey. Look Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – RESERVE YOUR PARKING WITHOUT WAITING
Now I'm an iGo girl all the way. I have not had a car since moving into Chicago over 10 years ago. One thing I love about this particular aspect is that I don't have to find parking unless I'm heading somewhere and they don't have a parking Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ANOTHER BREAK IN THE ACTION!
How lucky are we to have "another break in the action" this weekend? After all, you do realize what lies in wait for us? That's right - an endless flurry (no pun intended) of non-stop holiday activities. But for now, let's just enjoy Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKE VIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Portage Park dentists, Julie Maurice, DDS, and Michael Minihane, DDS, of Caring Dental Smiles have announced the launch of their new, patient-focused interactive website created by dental website design leader, ProSites, Inc. Dr. Maurice Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – EASY STRESS FREE THANKSGIVING
1. First thing to remember, relax! Chances are your guests are going to be mostly family so if you mess up they are usually forgiving. 2. Keep it simple. Stick to family favorites that you are familiar with. If your family is anything like mine, that's Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW BEFORE INVESTING IN A VIDEO CARD
When purchasing a computer, there are so many accessories mentioned it's pretty challenging to keep up with all the "bits and pieces." If you work with sales associate, you'll be asked what you plan to do with the computer to help you Read More...
NEW PRICE! NORWOOD PARK - Beautifully Renovated 3BR Brick English - MOVE RIGHT IN!
Norwood Park, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 6658 West Schreiber Avenue, a 1,253 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 story "Brick English". NOW MLS® $357,400 - GREAT VALUE!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - THE CHOICE IS ALL YOURS!
With a brief lull in all the action around here, as we transition into the Holidays, this weekend "the choice is all yours!" SOFA Chicago 2011 - Navy Pier's Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue) in the Streeterville neighborhood is where this Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
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KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – WINTERIZE YOUR HOME AND YARD
1) Furnace Inspection- Call an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean ducts. Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly. If your home is heated by a hot-water radiator, bleed the valves by opening them slightly and when water appears, Read More...