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January 2013 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, OLD TOWN, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Demolition of the aging playlot at Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Road, began recently, and work on the new playground is expected to be complete by the summer. With $615,000 of funding, construction will be used for new sidewalks, installation Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SNACKS FOR SUNDAY’S BIG GAME
I’ve always had a lot of compliments on my Guacamole recipe: 3 ripe Hass avocadoes (they should give to gentle pressure, but not too soft) 1 medium tomato small dice (this time of year your best bet is probably a vine tomato , seeded and excess Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NAVIGATING CHICAGO WITH WINTER APPS
Chicago is definitely having an incredibly strange winter so far, but that doesn't mean you can't use the apps that local developers have created that are using Chicago's open data. The following apps will help you get through the winter months Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – EVANSTON , PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST
EVANSTON Believe it or not, the summer camp signup lottery is starting. Evanston residents can apply for the lottery online from February 5 through February 22. If residents don't have access to a computer, their children can be entered into the lottery Read More...
NORWOOD PARK - LARGE 3BR OCTAGON BUNGALOW - EXTRA-DEEP LOT - GREAT VALUE!
• 2,100 sq. ft., 2 new full baths, 3 bedroom, Immaculate Stucco Bungalow - MLS $319,500 Norwood Park , Chicago - Ultra-Quiet Street from METRA Station Loop, Quaint NW Highway Shops! Incredible 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Stucco Bungalow on Extra-Deep 165' Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WINTER FINALLY ARRIVES IN CHICAGO?
WOW! Chicago finally got at least 1" of snow Friday morning. Don't get too excited though. It's not nearly enough for the winter activities that many of us so enjoy - you need a minimum of 3". But, here's what you can do - Snow Days Read More...
KATHY'S HOME AND GARDEN TIPS - GET PREPARED FOR SPRING CLEANING
Even though the temperature is in the teens around Chicago this week we look to spring. So now the time is here to get ready for spring cleaning. In the next few weeks I’ll give you tips on different aspects of cleaning around the house and yard. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GIGABIT TECHNOLOGY IN EVERY CITY BY 2015?
Last Friday, the FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski challenged all broadband providers, state and municipal community leaders to have at lease 1GB (gigabit) Internet community in each state by 2015. The aggressive challenge is spurred on by Google's Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO-STYLE WINTER PLEASURE -- WITHOUT SNOW!
I'm sorry, but I'm having difficulty finding any snow here in Chicago; however, there sure is plenty of cold weather and ice! That being said, here's a list of area ice rinks for your winter pleasure this weekend, or perhaps even the entire Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
LINCOLN PARK Get reacquainted with Dolphin at 2200 N. Ashland Ave. Once known as Green Dolphin Street, this was a legendary Lincoln Park venue featuring jazz music and house-music Boom Boom Room parties on Monday nights. Opening on Friday, the space has Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BEWARE OF CARBON MONOXIDE
We need to think of carbon monoxide detectors this time of year when we are using the furnace. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas. The symptoms of exposure often mimic that of a head cold or the flu. The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK'S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
On Tuesday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making his " next big announcement " for the company. There has been a tremendous amount of conjecture including a Facebook Phone, Messenger for iPad, a reworked News Feed, Video Ads, and even a Facebook Read More...
FOX COVE VALUE! 2BR CONDO OVERLOOKING PARK - ASSIGNED PARKING SPACE!
• 850 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom, second floor condo - MLS® $47,500 Fox Cove, Palatine - Fox Cove Value! Sunny Two Bedroom, on Second Floor, overlooking Park! Large Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Big Dining Area -- Hardwood Floors! Kitchen offers Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WHERE ARE CHICAGO’S WINTER PLEASURES?
Ok, what's up with a snowless January here in Chicago? We can't enjoy our usual winter pleasures so what do we do now? Laugh it off!! This is the last weekend of the 12 th Annual Sketch Comedy Festival being held at Stage 773 (1225 West Belmont Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, PORTAGE PARK, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK The Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. is one of Chicago’s oldest movie houses since opening in 1920. This Saturday the historical theater will be adding a new film festival courtesy of Spook Show Entertainment Inc. Starting Read More...
A FEW INSIGHTS ON PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE, 2013
OFTEN-COSTLY ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO HOMEOWNERS MORE DIFFICULT TO LOSE IN TODAY'S CHICAGO HOUSING MARKET! If you're like thousands of homeowners across the US who put less than 20% down payment on your home, there is a good chance part of your monthly Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - WINTER TIPS FOR HOUSEPLANTS
Houseplants will slowdown in growth during the winter months. They need less water and fertilizer. I see many more houseplants die from over care than under care. Most will survive and thrive with a thorough watering every two weeks. Signs of overwatering Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - IS THIS THING ON?
Just last week I was trying to get on my banking site. It wasn't a big deal but sometimes I just wonder if a site is really down or if it is my computer. I'm big on doing searches through either Google or Bing so I simply typed this string: Is Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S WINTER WARMTH
Now that the Holidays are behind us for another year, we’re now faced with the cold, and maybe even snowy, winter days of January 2013. What better way to keep warm in a wintery Chicago January than with food! And Chicago won’t let you down Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals is here to let you travel in style! Want to REALLY impress that date? Or try some serious horsepower without the commitment of ownership? This high-class rental car agency has various show floor-worthy models, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS- HOLIDAY TREE RECYCLING 2013
Recycle Your Tree this Holiday Season The City of Chicago will be collecting trees for recycling this holiday season. From Saturday, January 5 through Friday, January 18 Chicago residents can bring their holiday tree to one of the 23 participating sites Read More...