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October 2014 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A WEEKEND FILLED WITH CHILLS & THRILLS!
This weekend promises to be filled with many “chills & thrills” as Chicago celebrates the end of October and welcomes in November with Halloween and other events that are sure to please both kids and adults alike! Halloween just wouldn’t Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, LOOP, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK It's time to wish the Norwood Senior Network (NSN) a happy anniversary. The local group which provides transportation, social outings, in-home care services, delivery of meals to homebound seniors and care management is celebrating 20 Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - INSIDE FALL MAINTENANCE THAT SAVES MONEY
One more outside job before we go inside. If you haven’t done so already, start the snow blower . There is time still to take it into the shop if necessary. The flakes will be flying soon and you don’t want to be in line with the other slackers Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! NORTH CENTER - CLASSIC 2BR CONDO - PARKING INCLUDED!
North Center , Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 2105 West Byron Street, #1W, a 925 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom classic condo in pet-friendly building. NOW MLS $239,500 - GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! Property information Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TUNEIN RADIO APP
Each week I like to find apps that I can use on my phone as well as replace other apps for something more streamlined. I ran across the TuneIn Radio app just recently and I have to admit I really like this app. I'm a supporter of Pandora for sure. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - BEWARE OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT!
Have you ever been told to beware of things that go bump in the night? That’s some pretty good advice since Chicago and some of its neighboring suburbs have documented hauntings & sightings -- and not just at Halloween time! Not a believer? Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, RAVENSWOOD, LOOP, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK Alderman Tim Cullerton announced a new street resurfacing project on Irving Park Road between Austin and Neenah avenues. As part of the $600,000 beautification project, Central Avenue will also be resurfaced between Montrose and Higgins. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FALL MAINTENANCE THAT’S INEXPENSIVE AND SAVES MONEY DOWN THE ROAD
Clear all vegetation that is along the foundation. This causes problems in three areas. Vegetation like this is an open invitation to vermin and insects to move right in. Roots can grow and cause pressure and cracks in the foundation. Number three is Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FIND YOUR FAVORITE PINT
This past weekend I attended AlphaBeer . It's a rather fun event where you taste through 26 craft beers (A-Z). The theme for this tasting was craft brews from in and around Chicago. What was interesting is that after attending, I read about a new Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PRE-HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!
With the #1 priority being Trick-o-Treating on Halloween itself, many Halloween activities take place prior to October 31 st , because let’s face it, we just can’t get it all done in one day!! So here are some pre-Halloween activities for Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! BELLE PLAINE COMMONS - UPGRADED CONDO WITH PARKING!
North Center , Chicago - Announcing a price reduction on 2335 West Belle Plaine Avenue, #406, a 825 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom upgraded condo in all-amenity building. Now MLS $174,500 - A MUST SEE! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, LAKEVIEW, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Mark your calendars for an open house at Taft High School in the Norwood Park neighborhood. After investing in a $17 million renovation, the school has scheduled their new look to be revealed on November 1, from 1-3pm. With new windows, tuck Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SLOW COOKER/ OVEN POT ROAST
The weather is getting cooler and it’s time for a succulent slow cooked pot roast that’s easy and delicious. It’s stick to your ribs cooking. I often make this on the weekend for a couple of week day meals. This recipe calls for a three Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SMART APP BEATS TINDER IN APP STORE
I've said is so many times, "There's an app for that." What's interesting is the process in which an app is made and developed. Me, I'll never create an app. A local 15-year old from Wheaton, however, just created one with a Read More...
CITY OF CHICAGO AIMS TO SPUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN AREAS WITH EASY CTA ACCESS!
NEW CHICAGO ORDINANCE REDUCES THE NUMBER OF OWNER OR TENANT PARKING SPOTS REQUIRED IN CERTAIN NEW CONSTRUCTIONS CONDOMINIUM OR APARTMENT BUILDINGS! For many years, developers of New Condo or Rental Buildings have been required to provide one garage or Read More...
ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE - GLADSTONE PARK - BRICK CERTIFIED OCTAGON BUNGALOW!
Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom Bungalow with new roof and boiler! NOW MLS $229,500 - A VINTAGE GEM!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A MARATHON OF FUN PLANNED FOR CHICAGOANS AND THEIR GUESTS!
As we head into the second weekend of October, the weather isn’t “frightful” yet, so there’s no excuse for not supporting the following outdoor, with some indoor, festivities planned for Chicagoans and guests, this marathon weekend! Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK It's official, the National Register of Historic Places has named Portage Park bungalows the 11 th neighborhood in Chicago to the registry. To be an historic Chicago bungalow, the property should have been built between 1910-1940, a side Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FALL DECORATING IDEAS
Etch your house number or name in a pumpkin. Put it on top of a display of heirloom pumpkins and large gourds. These are available now in grocery stores and home centers. They come in a wide variety of colors, textures and interesting shapes. Put a pot Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHICAGO'S LIBRARIES LEADING THE WAY
So if you're thinking about librarians becoming a dying breed, you may want to think again. The Chicago public library is leading the charge for innovating libraries. With the internet and research information being readily available online you wouldn't Read More...
NEW PRICE ALERT! GLADSTONE PARK - BRICK CERTIFIED OCTAGON BUNGALOW - VINTAGE GEM!
Jefferson Park , Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom bungalow with new roof & boiler! NOW MLS $232,400 !!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “HODGE-PODGE” OF ACTIVITIES KICK-OFF OCTOBER!
You know, I’ve been thinking again (scary!) and it has occurred to me that the best thing about a work week is it always ends with a weekend and here we are again – another weekend! So I’ve done some digging and found a “hodge-podge” Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK There's still time to donate to the Garvy Elementary School's annual walkathon . This year's event will have the proceeds buy Chomebooks for an entire classroom at the school. Students donate $5 to participate and if they raise Read More...