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August 2013 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S GOING BACK TO STREET FESTS TIME!
First week of going back to school is completed. Now, it’s going back to street fests time for this extended Labor Day Holiday weekend! Chicago’s longest running musical event of the summer the Chicago Jazz Festival returns to Millennium Park Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Change is happening at the Midwest headquarters for the Passionist Brothers which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The monastery is 110 years old. This past July 24th, the City Council approved a senior housing complex to be Read More...
IRVING PARK - PREMIUM 2BR CONDO RENTAL - COMPLETE REHAB!
• 875 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom, 2nd floor - MLS $1,250.00 Monthly Irving Park, Chicago - Premium 2BR Condo Rental! Luxury Features Include In-Unit Washer/Dryer, Central Heat/AC, Gourmet Kitchen -- Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, 42" Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FRESH HERBS FROM THE GARDEN ALL WINTER LONG
I know herbs have a tendency to take over. Here are a few ways to preserve them and enjoy their freshness all winter long. You can preserve the leaves from most herbs in your garden and have that fresh flavor in your cooking all winter long. With large-leaved Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – REALTOR.COM IS GETTING AN UPLIFT
You've probably searched for a home online before on either Zillow or Trulia . The thing to remember is that there is also Realtor.com . This site is associated with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and currently showcases homes listed on Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ARE YOU READY?
Another beautiful weekend forecast is in store for us so Chicago wants to know Are You Ready! If so, Get Set and Go start your weekend with some of the following great fests marking the end of summer -- The Bucktown Arts Festival returns for its annual Read More...
PRICE REDUCED ON SAUGANASH VILLAGE GEM - EXECUTIVE-STYLED ROWHOME!
Sauganash , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 4226 West Harrington Lane, Chicago, IL 60646, a 1,985 sq. ft., 2.5 bath, 2 bedroom, updated three level rowhome. Now MLS $369,500 ! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Mark your calendars now for the 4 th Annual Picnic for Children with Autism on September 8 from 12-4pm at LaBagh Woods. Local resident Shirley Craven, a social worker, did some research about grandparents of children with autism. There was Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – LATE AUGUST LAWN CARE
Chicago has been experiencing the most wonderful summer in years. Although we haven't had the horrible heat we are still in that end of the summer time that can be hard on the lawn. It is even more important than ever to stick to long, deep soakings Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TIME TO MAKE A COPY
There is a new player in the world of online (cloud) storage. Most people are familiar with Dropbox as their shared storage for whatever reason - sharing family photos, sending larger files, etc. The newest service available is called Copy . The service Read More...
RECENT FORECLOSURE? SHORT SALE? BK? NEW, RELAXED RULES WILL HELP SOME BUYERS USING FHA FINANCING!
FHA ENACTS NEW LOAN QUALIFICATION RULES REDUCING WAIT TIME AFTER FINANCIAL DISTRESS TO AS LITTLE AS ONE YEAR! Over the last few years, during the depth of the recession, many folks who previously had stellar credit records faced hard financial times. Read More...
NEW ATTRACTIVE PRICE - PORTAGE PARK - UPDATED CHARMING BRICK ENGLISH TUDOR!
Portage Park , Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 5901 West Henderson Street, a 1,314 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bedroom English Tudor. Now MLS $239,000! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER WINDING DOWN – NOT CHICAGO!
Well, the kids are out in droves at the stores preparing for the start of another school year, which only means one thing – summer is winding down but not here in Chicago! Celebrating 55 years of daredevil thrills in the air and on water along Chicago’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, WEST LOOP, AND NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK In case you missed it, Portage Park expanded their dog-friendly area on August 3 rd . The space now has plenty of room to run, dog beaches and a water fountain. With the city's fifth largest "doggie" area, Alderman Tim Cullerton Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CANNING INFO AND EASY FREEZE GARDEN TOMATOES
Canning is becoming more and more popular as people are becoming concerned about what preservatives are in their food and where it comes from. Before you take on this task it is imperative that you learn how to do it properly. Clostridium botulinum which Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – REAL CAMERAS ON THE GO
When thinking about purchasing a smart phone, many look at the camera since it appears as an "all in one" solution. The reality is that they still can't quite compete with a traditional camera in terms of image quality and control. Announced Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS STILL ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF SUMMER!
Despite the inevitable, Chicagoans are still enjoying the fruits of summer, or at least what’s left of it, as this weekend brings us closer to our next season! Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Avenue) in the Streeterville neighborhood proudly welcomes the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – SOUTH LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, OAK PARK, LAKEVIEW, OLD TOWN
SOUTH LOOP Divvy , the local bike sharing program has been going for over a month and appears to be doing well with continued improvements. A second wave of stations appear to be coming to the South Loop. A new Divvy site on the north east corner of Polk Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CLEAN THE AIR IN YOUR HOUSE WITH SOME COMMON HOUSEPLANTS
In the late 1980s, a study done by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) revealed that common houseplants such as bamboo palms and spider plants help purify the air. In fact, Read More...
SAUGANASH VILLAGE - IMMACULATE, EXECUTIVE-STYLED ROWHOME - MANY UPDATES!
• 1,985 sq. ft., 2 1/2 bath, 2 bedroom, finished lower level, three-level townhome - MLS $377,400 Sauganash , Chicago - Prestigious Sauganash Village! Executive-Styled, Immaculate 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 1,985 Square Foot Rowhome on Three Levels! Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – WEBSITE DATA MADE FRIENDLY
Whether you are a small business, independent contractor, or have a website for personal use, being able to accurately analyze visitor behavior and campaign metrics can seem daunting. How often do you look over the data? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? When was Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO WELCOMES LOLLA BUT THERE’S MORE!
Whose Lolla you ask? Well, you’ll find out at the end of this blog because in the meantime, there’s more to the weekend than just Lolla! A popular street festival that draws an enthusiastic crowd to celebrate and dance away the waning summer Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - SOUTH LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, RIVER NORTH, EVANSTON, RAVENSWOOD
SOUTH LOOP Just opened, Kurah , located at 1355 S Michigan Ave, is a new place for cozy Mediterranean tapas in the South Loop. Located on the first floor of a new modern high-rise—all glass and shiny steel on the outside, you’ll be pleasantly Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PAINTING TIPS FOR SMALLER ROOMS
If you have small rooms next to each other try to use colors that are similar in the same spectrum. Not the same color but in the same color wheel . They will complement each other. Always test paints on the wall first. Most paint stores sell sample sizes. Read More...