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March 2013 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - EARLY EASTER DOESN’T CATCH CHICAGO OFF-GUARD!
This last weekend in March brings us an early Easter but it certainly doesn’t catch Chicago, or the Chicagoland area, off-guard! We’re ready for egg-stravaganza huntings and hanging out with Mr. Hippity Hop at these events in and around Chicago Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK On Saturday, April 20, community groups and volunteers will be participating in Chicago's Citywide Clean & Green Day . For more than two decades, Chicagoans have been beautifying the city by cleaning up and recycling accumulated litter Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – THE MANY USES OF VINEGAR TO CLEAN AROUND THE HOUSE
Vinegar is a natural solvent that can solve many cleaning problems around the house without the use of harsh chemicals. These chemicals are unhealthy to breathe and also not good for the environment. Clean your coffee maker inside and out. Add ¼ Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – LINKEDIN UPDATE: A FRESH NEW SEACH WITH DEEPER CONTENT
LinkedIn , the highly popular professional social media website, has released a new unified search experience to help people dig faster, deeper, and more intelligently through its vast collection of professional content. After a year of design and engineering Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SPRING BRINGS HUNTING TO CHICAGO!
Well, spring is here. Big deal -- right? I think spring forgot it's suppose to bring mild temps with it but it sure didn't forget to bring hunting to Chicago this weekend! Hunting for some spring bargains can be had at this year's Randolph Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Arts Alive/45 & The National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) are joining together to create a joint mural project for the community. George Karzas and The Gale Street Inn are hosting a joint fundraiser to help make this happen. "Brush Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PREPARE THE LAWN FOR SPRING COMING (IF IT EVER DOES!)
Last year around Chicago it was in the eighties with all the trees and bushes were blossoming almost two months ahead of time. Now I'm not asking for eighties but an occasional fifty would be nice. We still need to get out and start getting the yard Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE READER EXITS, LEAVING HUGE OPPORTUNITY
A surprise to many users, Google is shutting down Google Reader, a mobile app news aggregator, on July 1 of this year, with many loyal fans left wondering how to replace the service. This has left a wide open opportunity for smaller companies to compete Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - GETTING OUR GREEN ON IN CHICAGO!
Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means? We’re getting our green on in Chicago as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ! Here’s what’s in store for you this weekend – As tradition has it, Chicago begins their Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK The 10 th Annual Northwest Irish Parade will step-off at noon on Sunday, March 17 th from 6633 W Raven. This celebration of heritage, family, and faith on the Northwest side has continued to see tremendous success and expansion. Dedicated Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – GARDEN TOOL CLEAN AND PREP
Around Chicago the weather has been a little crazy. We got literally almost all of our snow fall in the last four weeks. But the signs of spring are around. Even before the time change it was staying light later. The squirrels are losing their winter Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – SIX APPS FOR MOBILE PEOPLE
Always on the go? Overwhelmed by the exponential amount of apps released every week? Here is a short list of some new, or newly revamped, apps to compliment a busy life. Find Eat Drink - On the prowl for a fantastic foodie mobile app? F.E.D. contains Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SPRINGING AHEAD IN CHICAGO!
Not only will we be springing our clocks ahead by one hour this weekend but we’ll be springing ahead towards another season here in Chicago! As we anxiously await the arrival of spring, the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show will take place at Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK It's that awkward part of year where it's still cold and potentially gross out, yet time to get serious about shedding that winter "softness" for an active summer ahead. Look no further than your computer. An undefeated Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BEGIN SPRING CLEANING BY DECLUTTERING
Our spring has been long in coming in the Chicago area. But warm weather will be here and now is the time for spring cleaning. Here are a few tips for easy Spring Cleaning. Before tackling the big jobs it will be easier if we get rid of as much clutter Read More...
CHICAGO MARKET TRENDS IN 2013 - EARLY RESULTS GUARDEDLY OPTIMISTIC!
DIRECTION OF CHICAGO MARKET TREND DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE, AND IN WHICH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD OR SUBURB YOU ARE LOOKING AT! Given the vast geography of the Chicago Area - City and Suburbs - it's quite hard to generalize as to how the Real Estate Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – EASY TAX TOOL FOR THE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER CREDIT
Increasingly, communication and "paper work" are done virtually and electronically. The IRS no longer mails reminder letters to taxpayers who have to repay the First-Time Homebuyer Credit . To help taxpayers who must repay the credit, the IRS Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ARE YOU READY FOR MARCH? CHICAGO IS!
Ok, enough with the snow already! Are you ready for March? Well, Chicago is -- The Cactus Bar & Grill (404 S. Wells Street) in The Loop is hosting this Saturday (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) the Dog Days of Winter with a Hawaiian luau beach party that benefits Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK This coming Monday night grab a few companions, preferably with a wide array of interests, and head over to the Portage Park Pub Quiz ! Sponsored by Sutherland's Food & Spirits, this event is a benefit for Portage Park Helping Hands, Read More...