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July 2013 - Posts

PORTAGE PARK - UPDATED CHARMING BRICK ENGLISH TUDOR - WAITING JUST FOR YOU!
• 1,314 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 3 bedrooms - 1 1/2 story - MLS $247,400 Portage Park , Chicago - Charming 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Brick English Tudor! Lovely Eat-In Kitchen features Premium Stainless Appliances, Oak Cabinets, Granite Counters and Undermount Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - A $35 SOLUTION TO COMMON DESIRE – GOOGLE DELIVERS
Whether you are in a meeting and want to stream a promotional video onto a television screen or at a social gathering and wishing to show your favorite online video to your friends, Google has developed a simple, inexpensive, stream-lined solution. "The Read More...
WEST RIDGE - INCREDIBLE UPDATED VINTAGE 3BR CONDO - INCLUDES DEEDED GARAGE PARKING!
• 1,993 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 3 large bedrooms - high first floor condo - MLS $267,400 - A CLASSIC GEM! West Ridge , Chicago - Incredible 1,993 Square Foot Condo in Small, Six-Unit Building. Deeded Garage Parking Included! Huge 24' x 16' Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO NOT READY TO GIVE UP ON SUMMER!
OH NO - the last weekend of July is here and we’ve already experienced autumn-like weather (not complaining though)! Well, Chicago is not ready to give up on summer yet although the beginning of another school year will be here before you know it. Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK There are some little known facts about Norwood Park that many visitors to Chicago rarely get to experience. Originally, it was simply named Norwood after a town in a Henry Ward Beecher 1868 novel. When it was found that another town already Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – GETTING THROUGH HOT SPELLS
It's so marvelous outside in Chicago today that I have every window in the house open. But soon the heat will return, this is midsummer in the Midwest after all. Caring for lawn and garden can be challenging during very hot periods. There are a few Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – MOBILE TRENDS: OFF-CONTRACT SMART PHONES
Want a cheap gateway to the world of smart phones? In the US, it won't get much more affordable than AT&T's new version of the Lumia 520 . Nokia's starter device will cost just $100 contract-free when it hits AT&T's GoPhone prepaid Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S SUMMER KEEPS ON ROCKING!
Our summer here in Chicago just keeps on rockin’ with the following weekend events as the sweltering heat of this past week decides to take a break! Returning for its 11 th year, the Taste of River North brings you the best variety of local food, Read More...
NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
NORWOOD PARK Picnic City , a company that exists for one reason: to create ideal picnic sites for you and your friends wherever you want them. With so many gorgeous city parks in the Northwest side of Chicago, this is a perfect match for a low-stress Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HOT SUMMER COOKING!
The entire Midwest, Chicago included, is in the middle of an immense heat wave . Heat indices are not expected to be less than 100 for at least the next few days. Cool recipes are wanted here. I use an indoor grill pan when it's too hot to grill outside. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – DROPBOX: FORGING AHEAD WITH DEVELOPERS
Dropbox has announced a suite of new tools designed to make it easier for developers to bring its file-syncing technology to new devices and platforms. "We want to be sure that stuff is always available, no matter if you're on your laptop at Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A “TASTEFUL” SUMMERTIME EXPERIENCE AWAITS!
As we enter into the second weekend of July here in Chicago, along with the typical heat and humidity of summer, a “tasteful” summertime experience awaits you with the hope of milder and less humid conditions for your weekend outdoors! What Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – LEAVING FOR VACATION? HELPFUL TIPS
Many of these tips will seem obvious to you but you will be surprised how you can forget things in the hustle and bustle of packing and getting ready to leave. It's a good idea to leave keys with a trusted neighbor. It's good to have someone with Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK It's that time of year for the Portage Park Farmer's Market! Help make this year a huge success. The next event is Sunday, July 21 from 10am until 2pm. The market will be located near the corner of Berteau and Central in Portage Park, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – FREE APPS NOW FOR iPHONE & iPAD
In celebration of five years of the App Store, Apple is offering ten of their most popular apps for free for a limited time for both the iPhone and iPad! It is still uncertain how long this deal will be going on, and with some of these apps typically Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
I hope everyone had a Happy and Safe 4 th of July! But as you know, when given an opportunity to extend their weekend, Chicagoans will take advantage of a long Holiday Weekend every time, so here we go – With the return of typical hot July weather, Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LINCOLN PARK, NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
LINCOLN PARK Welcome to Eleven Lincoln Park , the new North Side mecca for classic delicatessen sandwiches, barrel-aged root beer and ice cream sundaes, now open. This is an offshoot of the South Loop location, but they're serving their own root beer Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - DELICIOUS FESTIVE POTATO SALAD FOR THE 4TH
Nothing says Fourth of July like outdoor picnics and my favorite, potato salad . This is my best recipe for the yummy delight. Egg Potato Salad 4 lbs Idaho Potatoes 8 Hard boiled Eggs 1 cup chopped celery ½ cup chopped onion (sweet preferably) Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - 3D PRINTING: THE FUTURE IS NOW
Among many big announcements about the new Windows 8.1 release , 3-D printing will now have native support within the operating system. The growing contingent of designers, "makers" and early adopters will be thrilled as Microsoft paves the Read More...