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October 2013 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Challenge your knowledge with Trivia Night at The Garage Bar . You get bragging rights and the chance to win a gift certificate of this fine establishment. Tuesday 11/5 at 8:00 p.m. at the The Garage Bar Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - IDEAS FOR A SAFE HALLOWEEN
Trick or treating can be done safely if a few common sense ideas are followed. Costumes- Make sure the children can be seen. Use reflective tape and bright colors. Make sure costumes are not too long especially for younger children to prevent tripping. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - KEEP TRACK OF THE KIDS ON HALLOWEEN
There are a couple apps on the market that allow parents to keep tabs on their kids, just in time for Halloween. It's a great way to keep the monsters at bay while the kids are out. Just remember to give your ghosts and goblins a phone with the app Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - BEWARE – CHICAGO-STYLE!
Chicago takes the opportunity to celebrate Halloween this last weekend in October with all its hauntings, costume contests, crawls and parties for the adults as well as an array of “spooktacular” fun for the kids – Chicago-style! “Spooktacular” Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Come join the Northwest Chicago Film Society as they present a double feature. For you science fiction buffs, watch these classics in 35mm projection: The Gamma People and Beginning of the End . Screenings are Wednesday 10/30 starting at Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - INEXPENSIVE DECORATING FOR FALL
One of the easiest fall updates is pillows and throws. Choose fall colors like burgundy, gold, red and orange. Family will appreciate a warm afghan or throw to cuddle under at movie night. Check out your favorite craft store, they have a huge selection Read More...
TECHNOLOGY NEWS – AMAZON PRIME MAY BE LESS EXPENSIVE THAN YOU THINK
I can't believe I'm saying this but the holidays are coming and it's time to start doing your research online. One thing of particular note is that Amazon has upped the cost for free shipping. When you purchase from the online retailer, you'll Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TERROR REIGNS... LET THE HAUNTINGS BEGIN!
It’s a good thing I looked at a calendar because Halloween is just two weeks away! And, as we here in Chicago prepare and gather our costumes for an afternoon and evening of trick-or-treating on the Big Day, I’m told that terror reigns this Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK To honor Native Americans who traveled through what is now Six Corners (the intersection of Irving Park Road and Cicero and Milwaukee avenues), a 10-foot-by-6-foot aluminum sculpture by Ted Sitting Crow Garner was unveiled this week. “Portage” Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO PLANT TREES
Garden centers will often discount trees this time of year so they have as few as possible to keep over the winter. Planting now will ensure the tree really takes off once spring is here. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a tree: Check for Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - IT'S TIME TO GET ORGANIZED
Every year around this time, I start thinking about getting organized for my holidays and Christmas shopping. Just so you know, it's 70 days until Christmas, which means it's only 44 days until Thanksgiving and 45 days until Black Friday. And Read More...
"WALKING AWAY" FROM AN UNDERWATER MORTGAGE? SERIOUS FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES POSSIBLE!
MORTGAGE BACKERS FANNIE MAE, FREDDIE MAC TO MORE AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE HOMEOWNERS WHO "STRATEGICALLY DEFAULT!" By now, you've heard the stories - from several years ago, in the hardest-hit Real Estate Markets in California, Arizona, Florida, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO WELCOMES MARATHONERS!
It's that time of year again when Chicago welcomes tens of thousands of runners to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday at Grant Park (337 E. Randolph Street) in The Loop. Come out and support these elite athletes and everyday runners Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Lt. Michael Kappel is the man you want on your street! This past Tuesday Kappel was honored for heroic acts above and beyond the call of duty at Chicago's City Hall. Kappel was driving in his neighborhood when he smelled smoke and rushed Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LET’S DO SOME FALL CLEANING TO GET READY FOR WINTER
To me fall cleaning is as or more important than spring cleaning. The house is going to be closed up for a long winter and it helps to have the house fresh and clean. We've been lucky in the Midwest and especially the Chicago area with the weather. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SIRI UNVEILED
Have you ever wondered who is behind the voice of Apple's Siri ? This past week it was revealed on CNN that Susan Bennett, a voice-over actress from Atlanta, is the owner of Siri's voice. Back in July 2005, Bennett stated that she worked the entire Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FALL FUN PILING UP AMONG OTHER THINGS!
Despite the fact that the colors of fall aren’t quite in full bloom yet, although leaves are beginning to cover the ground, fall fun is piling up here in and around Chicago among other things! Here’s a chance for you city slickers to enjoy Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK Chicago's red light program is changing soon. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced yesterday that certain intersections have seen improvements and a reduction in crashes. The cameras should be removed by January 31, leaving behind 348 cameras Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FALL IS HERE
Summer is over and our thoughts turn to fall and winter. If you clear out your garden it's a good time to augment the soil. Do a soil test to find out what your soil needs most. This is the time when many critters put on the feedbag in preparation Read More...