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April 2015 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OAK PARK, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK
OAK PARK An Oak Park father and daughter have created a new and healthy alternative to the usual candy bar and cookie fundraising concept. Their company is called Go! Go! Go! Fundraising which provides 40% profit from the sale of energy bars similar to Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - DAWN® DISHWASHING LIQUID HAS MANY USES
We have all seen original blue Dawn used to wash wildlife after oil spills. The reason Dawn is used it is really effective in removing the grease but will not harm the delicate skin of birds. It also makes a great bubble solution. Mix ½ cup Ultra Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WIRELESS CHARGING COULD HAPPEN
Imagine going to Starbucks and your phone charging without a cord. It's now possible. The company uBeam has created a method for sending energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. The way it works is that there are transmitters where you need to be Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS SHOW MOTHER NATURE WHO’S BOSS!
What’s up with Mother Nature? And where are our spring temperatures? It’s just not right! Well, we Chicagoans will show Mother Nature that she can’t spoil our weekend plans with her rain and cold temps! Join thousands of walkers, skaters, Read More...
NEW TO MARKET! EAST ANDERSONVILLE - EXTRA-LARGE DUPLEX CONDO - ROOM + VALUE!!
• 1,500 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom duplex condo - MLS $274,500 East Andersonville, Chicago - Edgewater Duplex Condo Feels Like a Townhouse! Extra-Large 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Unit with Both Bedrooms on Main Level! Open Floor Plan – Sunny Living Room Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, NAPERVILLE, WEST LOOP, RAVENSWOOD / LINCOLN SQUARE, LINCOLN PARK
PORTAGE PARK The funeral Mass and procession for Cardinal Francis George takes place at noon today, Thursday 4/23, at downtown's Holy Name Cathedral (730 N. Wabash Ave). Afterwards the procession will travel west on the Kennedy Expressway to Irving Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SAVING MONEY ON GROCERIES
Use your receipts to track your purchases on sale items. Every family purchases mostly the same items every week. Each week take a few minutes to record the sale price and regular price of your most purchased items. Sometimes items will be say 2 for $5 Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - DID YOU LOSE SOMETHING?
Are you like many people and you put something down but you can't find it. Now I'm still a huge fan of The Clapper for lights, but in this technology age it's no longer appropriate. There is a new device on the market called TrackR . Have Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! ARCADIA TERRACE - BEAUTIFUL UPDATED BUNGALOW!
Arcadia Terrace, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 5819 North Talman Avenue, a 1,450 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bedroom classically-styled with contemporary finishes! NOW MLS $389,400 -- Incredible Value!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CELEBRATE ARRIVAL OF CITY’S GREENERY!
Look! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, its budding trees!! Yep, Wednesday, April 22 nd , is Earth Day; however, Chicago and its citizens will be sprucing things up beginning this weekend with family events taking place from Humboldt Park to Brookfield. Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, OAK PARK, NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST
LAKEVIEW As of 4/11, the start-up web development company, BuildThis began its second year in business after a successful first year. According to DNAinfo.com this is a big step for DePaul graduate founders, Shane Higginbotham and Sean Neilan, who started Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - USES AND BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
I am afflicted every winter with what is commonly known as “ winter itch ”. The extreme dry conditions we experience in the Midwest during the winter only exasperates my already very dry skin and hair. Even the most expensive lotions give Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH IS GOING TO CHANGE
It's being touted as " Mobilegeddon " among other names, but the main thing to understand is that Google is once again changing their algorithm for search engines. On April 21, if your website is not ready for mobile search, it will adversely Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - PASSING TIME JUST WAITING FOR SUMMER!
After last weekend’s jam-packed days, this weekend is the exact opposite, as Chicagoans will be passing their time just waiting for summer and its jam-packed weekends! Once again, CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights returns to Journeymen Plumbers Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION - WEST RIDGE THREE-FLAT! GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!
W est Ridge , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 6726 North Artesian Avenue, a 3 bath, 5 bedroom three-flat. Now MLS $449,400 ! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN SQUARE, LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, EVANSTON, LOOP
LINCOLN SQUARE 4535 N. Lincoln Ave. has morphed from Bad Dog Tavern into Mash , the new eatery by the same owners, Bonehead Entertainment. After 7 years in business, Bad Dog closed on February 8th and has been being going through a makeover ever since. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FIRE SAFTEY IN THE HOME
Fire safety is often not thought of. We put up a smoke alarm and that’s pretty much the end of things. There are many other things we can do to prevent fires and reduce the danger of them starting. Make sure all detectors are in working condition. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - PACMAN IS BACK FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
This past week I was traveling and had to use my Google Maps to get directions to my destination. Then I looked at the bottom of the screen and there was this image of Pac-man on the lower left of the screen. Of course, being the curious person I am and Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS TO EXPERIENCE A “JAM-PACKED” WEEKEND AGAIN!
This first weekend in April brings Chicagoans a “jam-packed” two days of events we haven’t seen here in a while with a slew of outdoor fun! Last weekend we kicked-off the official running season here in Chicago; however, if you missed Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK, RAVENSWOOD, LOOP, NAPERVILLE
LAKEVIEW 2015 is proving to be an important year because all property in Chicago will be reassessed for property tax purposes. Lakeview businesses and property owners can expect to see Assessment Notices in their mailboxes by April 8th. Other neighborhoods Read More...