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May 2015 - Posts

Open House in Skokie - Fairview School District - on Sunday, May 31!
May 2015 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 Fairview, Skokie - We invite everyone to visit our open house at 5139 Lunt Avenue on May 31 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - VARIETY OF OUTDOOR EVENTS RETURN TO CLOSE-OUT MONTH OF MAY!
Got to love a short work week! It’s weekend time again with Chicago closing out the month of May with a variety of outdoor events – rain or shine – sure to make your time-off fun, relaxing & enjoyable!! Returning for its 30 th annual Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OLD TOWN, LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, NAPERVILLE, LAKEVIEW
OLD TOWN Tonight, Thursday 5/28, at Ranalli's (1925 N. Lincoln Ave) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is A Date to Create & Celebrate , a lively fundraiser to benefit Art on Sedgwick, the non-profit organization that is working to open the storefronts at Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - INNOVATIVE WAYS TO DUST
Cleaning the ceiling fan blades is not difficult if you don’t mind a lot of dust and dirt getting all over the rest of the room. An easier and cleaner way is using an old pillowcase. Simply place the pillow case over the blades one at a time. Pull Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SMART PHONES AND LIGHT PHONES
It was announced this morning that the worldwide sales of smartphones are expected to be reduced by over half from last year. This is due to saturation in the Chinese market and so shipments are expected to decline. While the Chinese market is the largest Read More...
NORWOOD PARK - CLASSIC UPDATED BRICK BUNGALOW - IMMACULATE!
• 1,055 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedrooms, many updates, finished lower level brick Bungalow - MLS $269,400 Norwood Park , Chicago - Classic Chicago-Styled Brick Bungalow - Completely Updated! Immaculate Home Features Gleaming Hardwood Floors. Big Living Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO TO CELEBRATE A LONG AWAITED WEEKEND!
All I can say is – “IT’S ABOUT TIME!” Memorial Day Weekend is here along with Chicago’s official start to its outdoor street fest season!! The best way to start your holiday weekend off is with the Chicago Memorial Day Parade Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
LOOP So happy to report that the breaking news of the South Loop Metra train derailment late on Tuesday, 5/19, night was a "relatively minor event" where no one was injured when the train remained upright as it slowly derailed over a "low Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - ADD KALE FOR GREAT NUTRITION
I’ve seen an awful lot of kale in many forms lately in the grocery stores. I decided to check it out. Turns out kale is a nutritional powerhouse. It is VERY high in beta carotene , calcium, and vitamins, A, C, and K . It is also a good source of Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FACEBOOK'S NEW INSTANT ARTICLES
Last week Facebook launched a new feature called Instant Articles . Since users have shown that they like to share articles they read, Facebook has been looking for a solution where users can share articles and download those same articles much faster. Read More...
SKOKIE - INCREDIBLE EXECUTIVE-STYLED COLONIAL - TOP FAIRVIEW SOUTH SCHOOL!
• 3,177 sq. ft., 4 bath, 4 bedroom 2 story Colonial with Finished Lower Level Plus MORE! - MLS $699,000! Fairview, Skokie - Incredible Executive-Styled Colonial Home on Quiet Side Street - ONE BLOCK to Top Fairview South School. Four Large Bedrooms, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER’S APPROACHING BUT NOT SOON ENOUGH FOR CHICAGOANS!
Believe it or not, summer is approaching but not soon enough for us Chicagoans as we welcome our lively summer festival season for 2015! The 20 th annual Chicago Mayfest kicks-off street festival season at Ashland and Barry Avenues (3100 N. Ashland Ave.) Read More...
NEW PRICE! ANDERSONVILLE - EXTRA-LARGE DUPLEX CONDO - ROOM + VALUE!
Andersonville, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 5660 North Wayne Avenue, #1, a 1,500 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom Duplex with both bedrooms on the main level! NOW MLS $269,500!! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - EVANSTON, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, GOLD COAST
EVANSTON A new business is celebrating with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony tonight, Thursday 5/14, from 5:00 to 5:30pm. Mayor Tisdahl and the Evanston Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to welcome The Spice & Tea Exchange to the community. As founder, Read More...
DOWNTOWN DES PLAINES - SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CONDO - IN-UNIT LAUNDRY - STEPS TO METRA!
• 1,240 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo - MLS $174,500 Jefferson Walk, Des Plaines - In the Heart of Downtown Des Plaines, Steps to METRA Train, Shopping, Metropolitan Square! Sunny Southern Exposure Two Bedroom/Two Bath Condo. Large Living Room Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TIME TO PLANT THE GARDEN
For those of us who love tomatoes there is really nothing better than a ripe tomato picked from your backyard garden. It is really easier than you think to grow tasty vegetables on your own. If you are a beginner it’s a good idea to start out with Read More...
TECHOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE'S NEW CHROME SURVEY EXTENSION
Pretty much every week, I hear a complaint about Chrome or Firefox or Safari or Internet Explorer. To me I believe it is simply the nature of software keeping up with the ever changing landscape of users. Today, Google launched a new extension on Chrome Read More...
LOW CHICAGO HOMES-FOR-SALE INVENTORY ADDS QUESTION MARK TO HIGH-ENOUGH APPRAISALS
IN CHICAGO, MORE UNDER-APPRAISALS RESULTING FROM LOWER INVENTORY LEVELS IN MANY NEIGHBORHOODS! Having a Home or Condo, Pending Sale, Under-Appraise is HEARTBREAKING! Seller and Buyer are disappointed because such an under-valuation makes a scuttled deal Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - MOTHER OF ALL WEEKENDS IN CHICAGO!
NO, it's not the start of summer festival season - yet, but it's nonetheless as important as we take time to celebrate our Moms on this mother of all weekends in Chicago! If you're one who hasn't procrastinated (not me) and waited until Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, NAPERVILLE, RAVENSWOOD
PORTAGE PARK The weather's been lovely so you know what season it is. Construction Season! Well here's the scoop on work that's being done right by Patio Theater at the intersection of Irving Park Rd & Austin Ave. They're building Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BRING BEAUTIFUL SONGBIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD
It’s so fun watching the birds that come daily to our feeders. We have three feeders that hang from our back porch. Bird seed is relatively inexpensive. We buy 40lb bags at Menards . Watch for sales and stock up. We store it in the basement. If Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - INSIDE THE NEW MICROSOFT EDGE
We have all used many different browsers for our internet experience. Some folks use Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Depending on your computer and experience needs, you'll choose the right one for you. At the Microsoft Build conference, Microsoft Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO HEATS-UP WITH ABUNDANCE OF WEEKEND EVENTS!
You know things are starting to heat-up around Chicago when weekend events are in abundance and you can’t fit them all into your schedule! Over 5,000 citizens, police officers, families of fallen officers and supporters of the Chicago Police Memorial Read More...