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April 2013 - Posts

TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE NOW ON IPHONE AND IPAD
Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google that is now available on both the Android and iOS operating systems. Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS WANT TO KNOW “WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?”
You’re not going to believe this, but it’s already the last weekend of April and we still haven’t had one 70 degree day yet!! What’s up with that? Maybe this weekend will bring us some warmer temps, hopefully a 70 degree one, but Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Join historian and air pilot Nick Selig and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society to discuss his book, Lost Airports of Chicago , at the Jefferson Park Library (5363 W Lawrence) on Saturday, May 4 th at 1pm. Recount Chicago's rich Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FLOODING HINTS – BEFORE AND AFTER
Here are some suggestions to perhaps lessen the next flood's damage and help with cleanup courtesy of our ace Home Inspector, Ryan Foley of Spyglass Inspections . Before Elevate all the equipment in the basement at least six inches off the floor, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – DELAY AN EMAIL DELIVERY IN OUTLOOK 2013
If you use Outlook daily for personal or business reasons, there is one important feature that you may not have used yet, which is the ability to delay email delivery. This is beneficial if you have already written an email, but need to wait until a specific Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS OUT AND ABOUT DESPITE MOTHER NATURE!
Despite the unleashing by Mother Nature this past week, many Chicagoans will still be out and about this weekend whether it's helping a neighbor with their clean up efforts, or just pitching in elsewhere where help is needed, or just getting away Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Polish Fest , celebrating Polish Constitution Day, will be held at the Copernicus Center (5216 W Lawrence) on May 4 th and 5 th from Noon until around 9pm. Join in on the fun with great Polish food, live music, and entertainment for the kids, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – LOOK OUT FOR SPRING INSECT INFESTATION IN TREES
It's a good idea in the spring to keep an eye on your trees for traces of troublesome insects that will cause problems as we move into warmer weather. Experts from Morton Arboretum tell us three are especially pesky: bagworms, gypsy moths and Zimmerman Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - EVEN APPLE CAN BE HACKED
The first ever OS X fake installer malware has been detected. Doctor Web, a security company, spotted the Trojan, known as "Trojan.SMSSend.3666" or "Yontoo". The attack aims to dupe users into handing over their mobile number in order Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS FIND THEIR WAY THROUGH COLD & DREARY DAYS!
WOW! Another weekend is already here. Before you know it, summer will be upon us along with all its great outdoor festivals. But until then, Chicagoans find ways to keep themselves entertained during these cold and dreary days of spring! Here's what's Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
LOOP Introducing Nepal House , an unpretentious little South Loop corner spot able to satisfy your famous momo and kukhura ko pekheta cravings, now open. This is the third spot from the folks behind Chicago Curry House in the Loop and Curry Hut in Highwood. Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PLANT A SUMMER GARDEN
Use graph paper to plot out space for your garden, have each square represent one square foot. 1. Notice how much sun your plot gets. For full sun plants it needs full sun at least six hours per day. 2. Choose an area that has good drainage. Most garden Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK EXPANDS FEE-BASED PROGRAM
Facebook continues to dominate the market, even with controversial business moves. The company has decided to expand their testing of a "pay-to-message" concept in the United States and is now giving select users in nearly 40 countries around Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO KICKS-BACK AFTER AN EARLY EASTER!
This first weekend in April may bring us our mildest temps yet, which is a good thing as Chicago kicks-back after an early Easter with a variety of relaxing things to do! One of Chicago's longest running and largest improv festival in the world, the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST/OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK The historic Portage Theater has been approved for landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. The commission gave preliminary approval to designate the 93-year-old theater a city landmark last year, and in its final recommendations Read More...
MT. PROSPECT - CLEAN 6-UNIT TURNKEY INVESTMENT - LONG-TERM TENANTS - GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
• Three 2 bedrooms - Three 1 bedrooms - 6-Unit Fully-Rented Building - MLS $427,400 - GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Victoria Hills, Mt. Prospect - True Turnkey Investment - Never a Shortage of Tenants! Clean Six-Unit Building with Three 2 Bedroom, Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – VINEGAR IS ALSO USEFUL FOR MANY COMMON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS AROUND THE HOUSE
Before painting any metal surface, wipe with a solution of 1part vinegar to 5parts water. This will clean and degrease the surface, making paint bonding much easier. Tone down paint odors . Place small dishes of vinegar around the room when painting. Read More...
TECHONOLOGY TIPS- ONLINE TAX RESOURCES FROM THE IRS
• Visit IRS.gov - Go online for tax news and information. Make “ 1040 Central ” your go-to source for filing tips, tax tools and news. • Use Free File - I f you made $57,000 or less, prepare your return using free, brand-name tax Read More...