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May 2013 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS SAY “BRING ON SUMMER!”
Despite the non-summer-like weather on the weekends lately, Chicagoans say "bring on summer" anyway! We'll just dress accordingly!! So let's go and enjoy some of Chicago's summer pleasures. The 7 th annual Do-Division Street Fest Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
LINCOLN PARK Bike season has arrived in Chicago and a new bike shop has a very high-tech and unusual approach to helping you pick out your next two-wheeled friend. Roll , located at 2163 N Clybourn, has sophisticated computers and the latest in laser Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – OUTDOOR GRILLING DANGERS
Eleven BBQ dangers to watch out for from www.parentsociety.com . 1. Be careful with the lighter fluid . Don't use too much and never squirt on an open flame. 2. Never wear loose clothing, if your hair is long tie it back. Grills produce a lot of heat Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT INFORMATION
A lot of times we remember to clean our computers using anti-malware and spam protecting software. We often forget that we should also back-up what we have on our computers so that should a piece of malware corrupt our hard drive, we can at least restore Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS RING IN ANOTHER SUMMER SEASON!
Not only is this the last weekend in May and the "unofficial" arrival of summer with its fests, parades, outdoor concerts, biking, beach days and more but also it's the Memorial Day Weekend when Americans honor all the men and women who Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Pay tribute and honor our Veterans! The Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for May 27, 2013 at 11am. The parade has been a local tradition for more than 80 years, starting in 1922, for the purpose of bringing citizens of Chicago's Read More...
SOUTH EDGEBROOK - LOVELY UPGRADED 3BR RANCH - A CHARMER!
• 1,213 sq. ft., 1 full newer bath, 3 bedrooms, upgraded Ranch - MLS $267,400 Edgebrook, Chicago - South Edgebrook Charmer! Lovely 3 Bedroom Ranch Home in Top Location! Extensively-Upgraded Home features Gourmet Island Kitchen with 42" Maple Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING CLEAN OUTSIDE FOR SUMMER FUN
Spring cleaning needs to be done outside too. If you have a deck or patio, a little sprucing up can turn it into a super family gathering space and a great place to entertain. 1. Remove everything on the deck. 2. Use a power washer to clean the surface. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - EARN REDEEMABLE POINTS WHILE WATCHING TV
There really is an app for that. It's called Viggle I just saw the commercials for it over the weekend and thought I'd check out the system to see how it works . First you need to sign up for an account. You'll need a device that has a built-in Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PRE-SUMMER FESITVALS TO WHET YOUR APPETITE!
As we anxiously await the "official" start to our summer fests, feasts, fireworks and fun, Chicago has planned some pre-summer festivals to whet your appetite even more this weekend! If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the American Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK On May 31st from 6pm til 10pm Fischman's Liquors & Tavern is hosting their Kegs for Kidneys featuring some favorite and rare craft beer. Your $40 ticket gives you entry and a tasting glass to keep. Step out into the back of our lot Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – GARDEN PLANNING FOR BEGINNERS
With warmer weather coming this week our thoughts turn to the garden. A little planning can result in success for either the beginner or the seasoned gardener. 1. Use graph paper to plot out space for your garden, have each square represent one square Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – CHASE NEW PLATFORM FOR HOME BUYING
You've probably seen the commercials recently for the Chase My New Home℠ app and been wondering about the functionality of this new app. We've taken a little bit of time to review the app and what it offers. The app is designed around you and Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A MOTHER OF A WEEKEND PLANNED FOR CHICAGO!
Chicago has planned a mother of a weekend so we can pay tribute to all the mothers out there and thank them for all their love and support as this Sunday is Mother's Day ! If you would like to spend some one-on-one time with your mom before sharing Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Local Norwood Park resident, Erin Leyden, has taken the new position of Director of Development with Imerman Angels . got her start in the nonprofit world after founding her own organization back in 2006 when her young son started having Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PERK UP YOUR LAWN THIS SPRING
At last, at last, some beautiful weather in the Chicago area. This is a good time to get out in the yard. First rake all the old dead grass up. This is also a good time to augment the soil. Throw down a couple of bags of top soil mixed with a bag of manure Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE GLASS
The Google Glass prototype, titanium-framed wearable computer has the tech world rushing in a mad dash for access. The beta testers are now receiving shipments as well as the winners of the If I Had Glass contest. Imagine putting on glasses that look Read More...
"WATER IN YOUR BASEMENT!" SHOULD YOU DISCLOSE? WILL IT KILL A SALE?
LIKE YELLING "FIRE" IN A CROWDED THEATER, MANY FEAR THE WORDS "WATER SEEPAGE" WILL CAUSE PANIC IN ANY HOMEBUYER . . . BUT DOES IT ALWAYS? In mid-April, an unusually-heavy, widespread rain dumped six or more inches of rain on Chicago Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – GOLD COAST, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, NAPERVILLE
GOLD COAST Now in soft open, Ferris & Jack , a bold celebration of Midwestern ingenuity located in Streeterville's MileNorth Hotel. You'll be amazed with mini sausage trios (Polish, Sheboygan and Chicago-style hot dog) and lake trout dinners. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOOK OUT – WE’RE COMING OUT HERE IN CHICAGO!
Yep, it's that time of year again! After being teased these past few days with summer-like temps, look out, we're coming out, rain or shine, here in Chicago! It just so happens that there are a variety of events for you to choose from for your Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SUMMER COMING!?!
Hot weather will be here sooner than you think. Here are a few summer hints from USA Weekend . Shower before entering the pool. It helps keep germs out of the water. Germs can live for days in even well maintained pools. The hard to kill germ cryptosporidium Read More...