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June 2013 - Posts

FOX TRAILS - IMMACULATE FULLY UPDATED 3BR COLONIAL - TOP SCHOOLS - A REAL GEM!
• 2,800 sq. ft., 2 1/2 bath, 3 bedroom, completely updated 2 story Colonial - MLS $227,500 Fox Trails, Cary - Immaculate Home at Cul-de-Sac in Quiet Subdivision, yet only a Short Drive to METRA! Completely Updated 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, featuring Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS WELCOME HOME THE STANLEY CUP!
It has been quite a week here in Chicago with the Blackhawks' win Monday night of the coveted "Stanley Cup" for the second time in three years! And there's no better Chicago-way to kick-off our weekend than with a parade and rally celebrating Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Don't forget to pack your blanket, some snacks, and head out to the 13 th annual Movies in the Park series! This series is a part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Park initiative, which features more than 750 citywide 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. If you're trying to think of something new on Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – HIGH-TECH GADGETS FOR A MODERN HOME
Maybe you have the latest smart phone or tablet or car, but don't over-look new technology for your home life! Consider an upgrade in technology with these five products: The toilet is an essential tool in every living space, yet is often overlooked Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A WILD “OFFICIAL” CHICAGO SUMMER WEEKEND!
It’s the first day of summer, the kids’ are out of school and the Chicago Blackhawks will be hosting the Boston Bruins on Saturday for Game 5 in their quest for the Stanley Cup which can only mean we’re going to have a wild “official” Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
LOOP The Thai Festival is wrapping up on Friday, June 21st at 219 S Dearborn in the Federal Plaza Square. It starts at 11am and is free. Hosted by the Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago, this is an event where you can discover a glimpse of Thailand Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SAVE AT THE GROCERY STORE
Grocery prices all around the country and the world are up as much as 40% over last year. We certainly need to watch our pennies with the economy such as it is. Here are a few simple tricks to help as you shop at your local supermarket. 1. Make a shopping Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – MICROSOFT OFFICE ON THE iPHONE
In a significant move, Microsoft has released its very popular suite of productivity tools for the iPhone. Prior to now, Microsoft Office, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, was only available for Windows-based phones. Since the smartphone Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CELEBRATING FATHER’S DAY CHICAGO-STYLE!
It’s Dad’s turn on Sunday, and there’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day with your Dad than with a Chicago-style weekend packed with fests, food & fun! Attracting crowds of over 100,000 annually and always a favorite Read More...
NEW PRICE! SOUTH EDGEBROOK - LOVELY UPGRADED 3BR RANCH!
South Edgebrook , Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 5900 North Manton Avenue, a 1,213 sq. ft., 1 bath, 3 bedroom upgraded Ranch with updated mechanicals. Now MLS $264,000 - REDUCED! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
LAKEVIEW DryHop Brewers is officially opening in Lakeview at 3155 N Broadway. A 50-foot split-timber bar dominates as a beautiful centerpiece, which came from a large oak in Northbrook that was struck by lightning last year. Discover their six beers on Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FLOWERS THAT WORK WELL IN THE YARD ALL YEAR
Perennials Purple coneflower - This plant is hardy and unfussy with large flowers that bloom throughout the year. They draw butterflies and also last well as cut flowers. After several years you can divide the plants to make more. Brown eyed Susan - this Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – PASSWORD SERVICE UPGRADE: DASHLANE 2.0
In the modern day, with so many passwords to keep track of, and security being such a concern, the only decent solution is to have a dedicated password memorization program. It eliminates the temptation to use a simple repeating password on many sites, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S “FEST”FUL SEASON IN FULL SWING!
The weather outside might be frightful for a summer season spent outdoors, but that never stopped Chicago as our "Fest"ful season is in full swing! You know we're in full swing when the Chicago Blues Festival takes center stage this Saturday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Mark your calendars for the Portage Park Neighborhood Association's Bike Parade on June 15 from 12:00-3:00pm. Join the group starting at the northeast corner of Long and Berteau at 11:45am. The parade will end at the Six Corners BBQ Fest Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FUN WAYS TO REPURPOSE OLD FURNITURE
Chalkboard paint can be used again and again to cover old dressers for the kid's room. You can also repurpose old tins to hold anything from office supplies to crayons to craft supplies or utensils. Have the kids decorate their own for their room. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – YAHOO EMAIL HAS CHANGED
The grace period for Yahoo users who prefer old-school emailing is over. The newest version of their popular email service is now a required upgrade. This change has been in the works since December, when Yahoo announced a major and long-awaited overhaul Read More...