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June 2015 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - ASSORTED TIPS FOR THE HOME
Clean microfiber furniture with rubbing alcohol. Spray the alcohol over the stains. Scrub and scrub using a white or very light sponge. Alcohol evaporates quickly and will not stain. After it dries, fluff with a plastic bristle brush. Remove permanent Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE MUSIC IS COMING
Apple users who want to use the new Apple Music launching tomorrow, June 30, at 8 a.m. PST will need to upgrade their operating system to iOS 8.4. If you want to be reminded to get your new streaming music, simply go to the Facebook invitation page so Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO EMBRACES FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF SUMMER!
It may be the last weekend in June but it’s the first full weekend of summer and what a line-up the City has in store for us as our short-lived summer is finally here! Now, someone just needs to remind Mother Nature of that!! The Old St. Pat’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP
RAVENSWOOD It's not too late to purchase tickets for tonight's Greener Ravenswood event at Beyond Design (4515 N. Ravenswood) from 5:00 - 9:00pm, Thursday 6/25. Tickets are $45 for non-members or $35 for Ravenswood Community Council (RCC) & Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SIDES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY COOKOUTS
I love a good pasta salad chock full of veggies, meat and cheeses. I use rotini pasta but bowties or shells work well in this dish. It’s good to slightly under cook the pasta as it will soak up the dressing as it develops. You can use any bottled Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WHERE'S STANLEY??
As you may or may not know, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last week. It was the first time since 1937 that the Hawks won the coveted prize on their own rink. It was a pretty spectacular evening for most sports fans, not to mention the courageous Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE IN CHICAGO!
What a week we had here in Chicago celebrating with our beloved Chicago Blackhawks as they won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years on HOME ice – WOW! And now, the weekend is here with Father’s Day on Sunday and a great line-up Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, GOLD COAST, LINCOLN PARK, NAPERVILLE
LOOP The big news today is the parade and Rally to celebrate the Blackhawks' latest retrieval of the Stanley Cup since their last win in 2013. Their victory over Tampa Bay's Lightning on Monday night was extra special since it was the first time Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SAFELY CLEAN THE PATIO AND DECK
We all want a nice clean outdoor area to enjoy now that the weather has finally turned. First, a word about pressure washers. Everyone thinks a pressure washer is the be all and end all for deck and patio cleaning. Pressure washers in inexperienced hands Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - FIND THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS FAST
I have several nieces and nephews who are currently attending college or planning to attend. We were trying to find a list of scholarships and ways to fill them out efficiently. Then, you probably saw this app when they were on Shark Tank recently.One Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FESTIVAL SEASON SWINGS INTO HIGH GEAR!
Summer-like weather has finally arrived here in Chicago and just in time as the City’s festival season swings into high gear! There’s no better way to swing into high gear than at the 32 nd annual Chicago Blues Fest on Saturday and Sunday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NORWOOD PARK, OAK PARK
LAKEVIEW Marla Michele Must, photographer and founder of the Detroit-based, Random Acts of Enchantment , brought her movement to Chicago with the participation of some students of Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School this week. The idea is "to encourage Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REDO YOUR LAWN QUICKLY WITH SOD
If you are going to spend the money for sod it’s a good idea to give it the best chance to take and grow into a beautiful lawn. I’ve seen too many homeowners put in sod and not care for it properly. Sod is costly and a complete waste of money Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE WWDC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Each year, Apple hosts its Worldwide Developer Conference where new features are announced specifically for the development community. For the average user some of the announcements were more technical in nature and not really of great interest, like Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME TO PLAY -- CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!
It’s about time -- the weekend is finally here! Time to play and enjoy what the City and its various neighborhoods have to offer as they take it to the streets of Chicago!! The Midwest’s oldest juried art fair takes it to the streets of the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - WEST LOOP, EVANSTON, LINCOLN SQUARE, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK
WEST LOOP There's plenty of Blackhawks fans anticipating their favorite team to win the Stanley Cup just like they did in 2013. Ches Perry is one fan who has taken his support to the streets by offering to paint a huge Blackhawk's rally poster Read More...
NEW PRICE! SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CONDO - IN-UNIT LAUNDRY - GARAGE PARKING SPACE!
Downtown, Des Plaines - Announcing a Price Reduction on 1470 Jefferson Street, #301, a 1,240 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condominium. Now MLS $169,400! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - WHAT’S NEW IN KITCHEN DECORATING?
Many trends are hanging around such as stainless steel appliances. Thankfully they are now available with print and smudge resistant surfaces. Many high end refrigerators also offer different beverages as well as crushed ice and cubes. I’ve seen Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WINDOWS 10 IS ANNOUNCED
Today, Windows announced that it will be launching Windows 10 next month on July 29. If you have a Windows operating system you most likely saw the notification on your system. Microsoft is encouraging Windows users to reserve their Windows 10 upgrade Read More...