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January 2015 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A “SUPER” LINE-UP OF SORTS!
This weekend Chicago bids farewell to January 2015 and welcomes February 2015 with a “Super” line-up of sorts! For all you fans of the popular T.V. show “Amazing Race,” Urban Adventure Quest has developed the Amazing Scavenger Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN SQUARE, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, NAPERVILLE, PORTAGE PARK
LINCOLN SQUARE Just a reminder that tickets are now on sale for Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce's Winter Brew , holding 2 sessions at 2-5pm and 7-10pm this Saturday 1/31/15 at Dank Haus (4740 N. Western Ave, 5th and 6th floors). The Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BIG GAME APPETIZERS
Here are some recipes for some classic appetizers that will please any guests you have. Classic Guacamole Buy under ripe avocadoes a few days before use to assure proper ripeness . Perfectly ripe ones yield gently to pressure. Cut in half lengthwise and Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT WINDOWS 10?
It's news that was plastered all over the internet last week. Windows 10 has been released to 1.7 million beta testers and has been in beta for the past three months. First of all, Windows is jumping from Windows 8 to Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TRADITIONAL WINTER FESTIVITIES RETURN – SNOW OR NO SNOW!
It’s definitely not your “traditional” January here in Chicago with the lack of snow and milder temps, but as Chicagoans know all too well that can change instantly! Needless to say, whatever Mother Nature throws our way, we welcome Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, LOOP, EVANSTON, NORWOOD PARK, RAVENSWOOD
LAKEVIEW The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, which is showcasing fascinating performances for both children and adults all around the city, began last Wednesday and will continue on through this Sunday, the 25th. Lakeview's Links Hall Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REPURPOSE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Use a dish drying rack in the office to hold and organize files. The utensil cup is great for holding pens, pencils and scissors. Take an old three step ladder and make a shelf for hanging pictures. Paint it a bright color, or you can distress it or use Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TIME TO START SAVING
I just learned about this great site called Digit . And with the holidays just behind us, this is a great way to start your holiday savings for 2015 right away. It's still a newer site but it's pretty interesting how it works. It doesn't take Read More...
FOR BUY-AND-HOLD REAL ESTATE INVESTORS, ARE THERE FEWER BARGAINS IN CHICAGO?
AS LOCAL PRICES RISE HERE, THE ECONOMICS OF SOME REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT STRATEGIES HAVE CHANGED! If there was any Silver Lining to Price Declines in the Chicago Real Estate Market over the last few years, it did offer Strong Opportunities for Financial Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER MAY BE RETURNING TO CHICAGO!
Have you had enough of winter with its below zero temps and unbearable wind chills? Are you ready for summer to return to Chicago? Well, I can’t give you summer yet, but I could get you in that frame of mind and ready for its return or even suggest Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON
LINCOLN PARK Update from ComEd & PNC Bank's ZooLights 2014 : It turns out the there was a record-breaking amount of visitors this past holiday season. DNAinfo attributes the mass of numbers to the addition of BrewLights Holiday Beer Festival. Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! DUNNING - BEAUTIFUL SPLIT-LAYOUT CORNER UNIT - TOP LOCATION!!
Dunning, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 6441 West Warner Avenue, #406, a 1,840 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom split-layout condo. In-Unit Laundry Room + 1 Indoor Garage Parking Space! Now MLS $189,000 !!! Property information Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! EDISON PARK - BRICK QUEEN ANNE OFFERS VINTAGE CHARM!!
Edison Park , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 6735 North Oketo Avenue, a 1,520 sq. ft., 1 1/2 bath, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 story brick Queen Anne. Just steps away at end of block to Ebinger School!! Now MLS $297,400 - MAKE THIS YOUR SPECIAL HOME!! Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GET OUT THE CROCKPOT
What could be better during these cold snaps than some hot soup or stew from the crockpot? These two recipes are easy and helpful as they cook mostly in the crockpot. Crock pots are ideal for soup as they cook low and slow. They also take lesser cuts Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SAMSUNG HAS AN EXCITING NEW PHONE
I'll admit it. I'm a Samsung S5 owner. I've been watching what they are doing these days with their Galaxy products and with the CES show last week, there was some exciting news. Last year Samsung announced, albeit on the sly, their Galaxy Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - BRUTAL WEATHER DOESN’T KEEP CHICAGOANS DOWN!
This past week has been brutal to say the least. Not only were most of us back to a full work week but we had to deal with frigid, unbearable temperatures as well! I don’t know about you but the weekend can’t get here fast enough for me. And Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON, SOUTH LOOP
PORTAGE PARK Property owners, have you noticed any major imperfections in your sidewalks while you've been out there shoveling? Anything that can use replacing, especially for the safety of those that may be elderly or disabled? Because 12am Tuesday Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CHICAGO CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING 2015
The City of Chicago is offering their annual Christmas tree recycling program. Bring your tree to any of the city park locations listed below for free recycling. Please remove all decorations like tinsel and lights. Also remove any bags used to transport Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ALL SORTS OF GOODIES AT CES 2015
This is the start of CES 2015 and already there are a lot of things to talk about. Today Samsung announced the new SSD T1 . This device is great for those people who have a lot of data and want to store it. Not only that, it also comes in several sizes Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - NEW YEAR BRINGS OPPORTUNITY BEFORE “REALITY” RETURNS!
This first weekend of a New Year in Chicago offers an opportunity to spend quality time with family and/or friends before “reality” returns with the kids going back to school and full work weeks for the rest of us! Calling all Harry Potter Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK 'Tis the season for Josi's Frozen Yogurt to close for the winter months. So owner, Barbie Murphy, decided to bring some joy to the residents of Lydia Home just before the New Year by inviting them to the cafe for free treats. She Read More...