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August 2015 - Posts

TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GET HEALTHY AND REWARD YOURSELF
I love checking out new apps that are available to see if they really have something that could be of help. This past weekend I found out about Soothe and was just now reading about the new app Tep . First let me tell you about Tep. It's just like Read More...
WOOD DALE - DECEPTIVELY-LARGE CAPE COD - OVERSIZED LOT - A MUST SEE!
• 1,44 3 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms - 2 on Main Level, 1 1/2 story - MLS $219,700 Wood Dale - Quiet Wood Dale! Deceptively-Large Cape Cod on Oversized 75' x 150' Wooded Lot! Four Large Bedrooms – Fantastic Closet Space! Two Full Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO CONTINUES TO OFFER “SUMMER-TIME” FUN!
Despite the fact that this is the last weekend in August, that some have started school already and those who haven’t, you’re time is coming, Chicago still continues to offer summer-time fun! Attracting a national and international audience Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OLD TOWN, LAKEVIEW, OAK PARK, WEST LOOP, PORTAGE PARK
OLD TOWN Today is cleanup and damage assessment day after the fire that occurred late afternoon yesterday, Wednesday 8/26, at Pipers Alley Commercial Mall Shopping Center (1610-12 N. Wells). It's been reported that the fire began as a grease fire Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS
School is just around the corner for Chicago Public School students. Many suburban schools have already started. Moms and Dads are always looking for ideas to keep kids interested (and eating) their lunches. You can make healthy and fun lunches for the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SHOPPING JUST GOT EASIER LADIES!
Unlike some of my counterparts, I'm not much of a clothing shopper. I really like to simply get in, get what I need and then get out. This past weekend when speaking with a friend of mind, we were talking about what's out there now for those of Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUMMER PASSING BY – NOT CHICAGO’S NEIGHBORHOOD FESTS!
If summer seems to be passing you by, that’s because it is! But you still have time to enjoy what’s left of summer at this weekend’s neighborhood festivals. One of my favorite food fests is returning for its 26 th year to the West Loop Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NAPERVILLE, LINCOLN SQUARE, NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN PARK
NAPERVILLE Naperville Public Library is looking to develop a strategic plan to improve their services by learning what is most important to the community by use of a customer opinion survey. The survey can be accessed online at surveymonkey.com/r/napervillelibrary Read More...
HOMEOWNERS: STILL TIED UP IN CONGRESS - TAX DEDUCTION EXTENSIONS THAT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY!
EXEMPTIONS FOR TAX ON FORGIVEN MORTGAGE DEBT, TAX CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS, MORTGAGE INSURANCE DEDUCTIONS STILL ON THE TABLE IN CONGRESS! In recent years, U.S. Homeowners and Homebuyers have been grateful recipients of Popular Tax Benefits Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - NEAR DROUGHT AROUND CHICAGO AND THE MIDWEST
We had an almost near record rainfall in the spring and early summer. This was accompanied by less than normal temperatures. In my humble opinion, ”heavenly.” Now nearing the end of summer it has descended with a vengeance. Not really higher Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GET OFF THOSE UNWANTED CATALOG LISTS
Believe it or not the holiday season is approaching! I know this because I've already started seeing Halloween candy at the grocery story which is a huge indicator, That got me to thinking about how many pieces of unwanted mail and catalogs i get Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - DOG DAYS OF SUMMER BRING OUT CHICAGOANS IN DROVES!
The dog days of summer may be upon us this weekend with heat, humidity and rain but Chicagoans won’t let that stop them as the City and its neighborhoods have lined-up a weekend perfect for the dog days of summer! Taking center stage will be the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, EVANSTON, PORTAGE PARK
LAKEVIEW Those of us over 30 may better understand the significance of last week's demolition of the Dunkin' Donuts at the intersection of Belmont and Clark. Long gone are the days of the punk scene meeting place that used to be the "Punkin' Read More...
KATHY'S HOMES & GARDEN TIPS - THE MANY USES OF BORAX
Kills Ants. We have had an unusual spring and summer around Chicago and the upper Mid West. An extremely wet and cool spring and early summer then periods of extreme heat and dryness. Now not so hot but it continues to be extremely dry. When we have extended Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GMAIL UNDO SEND
I think we've all done this at some point - sent an email with a typo that changes the entire context of the message; sent a response that really was inappropriate; or sent a message to the wrong person. While all of these scenarios are not major Read More...
SKOKIE - INCREDIBLE NEW PRICE ON AN INCREDIBLE EXECUTIVE-STYLED COLONIAL - TOP FAIRVIEW SOUTH SCHOOL!
Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5139 Lunt Avenue, a 3,177 sq. ft., 4 full baths, 4 bedrooms with one on main floor plus many more features! NOW MLS $674,700!! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - GET READY FOR A “JAM-PACKED” WEEKEND!
Hopefully, you’re looking forward to this upcoming weekend because it’s going to be “jam-packed” with lots of great summer events as we head into another school year around here! If you’re looking for a “blast from Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, OAK PARK, OLD TOWN, NORWOOD PARK
LOOP More than 30 Chicago students, ranging from elementary to high school age, assembled at Daley Plaza yesterday, Wednesday 8/5, to protest the plan to push back school start times by an hour for 70+ CPS schools this coming school year. To protect cutting Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TOMATO RECIPES AND PRESERVING
I know many of you are starting to harvest tomatoes. Soon they will be coming fast and furious and you will need to preserve them for later. The easiest and safest way to preserve tomatoes is freezing. I know many people who can tomato and spaghetti sauce. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW FACEBOOK SECURITY CHECKUP
For the past few months Facebook has been working on a new security tool for all users. Over the next weeks, you should see a reminder in your News Feed letting you know it is available. The tool is called Security Checkup. At this point the Security Read More...