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January 2014 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT’S A “SUPER” WEEKEND LINEUP!
Despite the snow (just a mere 10 inches predicted), it’s a “super” weekend lineup here in Chicago! In case you didn’t know, Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks with Bruno Mars providing Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK It seems like Chicago has been turned into The Snow Queen this winter! Check out a magical musical performance of friendship and courage by Gerda and Kai in the North Pole. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through 2/9 for $20 per person at Filament Read More...
NORWOOD PARK - FULLY-UPDATED 3BR BRICK ENGLISH - OPEN FLOOR PLAN - A MUST SEE!
• 1,414 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bedroom, fully-updated 1 1/2 story Brick English - MLS $387,400 Norwood Park , Chicago - Beautiful 3BR/2BA Fully-Updated Brick English-Style Home! Gourmet Kitchen with Romantic Bay Window -- Granite Counters, Custom Sink Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TRADITIONAL (and not so) SUPER BOWL SNACKS
It does not matter if you are cheering on the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks because one thing is guaranteed: there will be food to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday! Guacamole is probably #1 on most tables. Mine is simple and easy: mash three ripe Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEIMAN MARCUS CUSTOMER DATA HACKED
If you were someone to fall victim to the Target credit card attacks this past holiday season, you should be receiving your new credit cards in the mail soon. Just announced this past Friday, though, is another hack attack of 1.1 million credit and debit Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO EMBRACES “OLE MAN WINTER!”
This winter is getting old! What's that saying? "If you can't beat ‘em, then join 'em." Well, it looks as if Ole Man Winter will be sticking around for a while, so what do you say? "If you can't beat him, then join Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK In 2012, South Korean pop star Psy took the world by storm with his hit song, Gangnam Style . Now welcome the stars of K-Pop to Chicago for one night only! Time to rock it out with Dong-Ha Jung, Wan Gyu Park and Wax from the famous Korean Read More...
SAUGANASH - RENOVATED EXECUTIVE-STYLED COLONIAL - EXTRA-LARGE LOT - NEWER MECHANICALS - A MUST SEE!!
• 2,788 sq. ft., 3 full baths and 1 half bath, 4 bedrooms, 2-story Colonial, many updates - MLS $967,400 Sauganash, Chicago - Heart of Sauganash! Completely-Renovated, Executive-Styled 4BR/3.5BA Lannon Stone Colonial -- Huge Rooms, Extra-Large Lot! Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CROCK POT RECIPES
In the cold days of winter, there is nothing more fabulous or easy than to plug in your crock pot in the morning, add the various ingredients and then come home to an evening meal that makes your house smell wonderful and tastes delicious! Ribs work very Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHICAGO'S WARMING CENTERS
We've already experienced a polar vortex in Chicago and now we're looking at below zero warnings again. With bitter cold weather, it's important to keep warm and safe, which means it's time to keep warm. Residents are encouraged to use Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - IT'S TIME FOR CHICAGO TO WARM THINGS UP!
I don't know about you but I believe it's time for Chicago to warm things up a bit despite the continuing snowfall and arctic blasts! And you know what, they are!!! The Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show is located at McCormick Read More...
BIG DROP IN CHICAGO FORECLOSURES - BUT RECOVERY STILL UNEVEN!
IN COOK COUNTY, FORECLOSURES DOWN 40% IN 2013 - LOWEST LEVEL SINCE PRE-DOWNTURN YEAR 2006! In what many experts consider a clear signal that the Housing Market in Chicago may be making a comeback, Bank-Owned Foreclosed Homes , as a percentage of all homes Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK This amazing 130 member youth ensemble performs as part of the Lajkonik Polish Folk Song and Dance troop. Come enjoy traditional Polish song and dance performed in authentic and colorful costumes. Sunday 1/19 at 3:00 p.m. at the Copernicus Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CITY OF CHICAGO CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM
The City of Chicago is again offering Christmas tree recycling at 23 Park District locations. Find the park closest to you at www.cityofchicago.org and search "Xmas tree recycling". Remove all decorations from the tree including tinsel and lights. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WHY WE TWEET
If there was an expo with over 645 million people all interested in talking to one another and I offered you a free booth, would you want it? I hope so! That is how many people are using Twitter . That is more than double the U.S. population! Your clients, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - GOODBYE ARTIC BLAST!
Holy cold, Batman! How did you survive Chiberia this week? The weather forecast is showing low 40s this weekend and that means it is time to get your parka on and get out of the house and explore the best Chicago has to offer! Want to learn more about Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Have you had enough of being stuck at home this week because of the arctic vortex hovering over Chiberia? Put on your parka, hat and gloves to venture out for Ender’s Game , a sci-fi movie starring the amazing Ben Kingsley and the always Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GOOD INTENTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
This time of year, we see many people resolve to lose weight or perhaps save money for the new year. Gym memberships skyrocket and, if you are a regular member, I’m sure you’re aggravated with the " new year's crowd ". Never Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPS TO HELP YOU WITH THIS YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
Each year we all make some sort of resolutions, even if our resolution is no resolution. Here are three apps that can help with the most popular resolutions. If your goal is get organized and be more timely you are going to want to try Mynd . This is Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS BRACE / EMBRACE FOR MORE SNOW & COLD!
What a way to start a new year! I thought it was never going to stop snowing. And, what’s up with the below zero temperatures?! Have no fear though, Chicagoans will either brace or embrace for more snow and cold this weekend with these fun activities. Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK New year, new you! Check out Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga . The focus is on the beginning poses of yoga with children at least two years old and up to six years old. Friday 1/3 at 11:00 a.m. at Norwood Park located at 5801 North Natoma Avenue. Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SAVE MONEY IN THE NEW YEAR
Here are a few simple ways to save money and time around the house as you begin the new year. Always plan your meals for the week then make your shopping list. In time you will learn the layout of your favorite store and can make your list accordingly. Read More...