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September 2015 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - STAY WARM EFFICIENTLY
There are many DIY fixes you can use to make your home energy efficient. Most can be done relatively inexpensively and don’t require much skill. First of all, shut the door. If you really think about we don’t use all of the rooms in our house Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE AND GOOGLE COMPETITION HEATING UP
Earlier this month Apple revealed its new and improved Apple TV . The new device has several new features that make the user experience much more exciting. The hardware has more power. You can now control you device by voice and use Siri to search not Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A “FESTFUL” WEEKEND FOR MANY OF CHICAGO’S NEIGHBORHOODS!
This weekend is bringing out a few of Chicago’s various neighborhoods for a “Festful” weekend! The West Lakeview Neighborhood is hosting Oktoberfest Chicago this Saturday (11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) at Southport Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - EVANSTON, PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE
EVANSTON The Evanston Police Department is dedicated to building a relationship rapport with the diverse community of the neighborhood. The belief is that building trust and approachability is the most efficient way for the officers to perform their duties. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SOME TIPS FOR A NEATER CLEANER LIFE
Start out in the shower . If you shower in a bathtub like I do, make sure you rinse out the tub and clean the drain immediately. This keeps the tub clean and rinses soap down the drain preventing clogs. Hang up the towels, nothing makes the bathroom look Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE'S IOS 9 FEATURES
If you own an iPad, iTouch, iPod, or iPhone, you have already been prompted to upload the new iOS 9 . This latest upgrade is not as expansive as the last two updates but there are several features that will improve your user experience. I do a considerable Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LIKE IT OR NOT – AUTUMN IS COMING TO CHICAGO!
Well, Well! As another weekend approaches, like it or not, autumn is coming to Chicago leaving the summer-like temps for the weekdays. I know it’s not fair to those of us who work inside during the week, but the City has scheduled some great events Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NAPERVILLE, OLD TOWN, LINCOLN PARK, NORWOOD PARK, LOOP
NAPERVILLE Chelsea Clinton, daughter of 2016 presidential candidate hopeful, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton, the 42nd President, is making headlines of her own with the publication and tour of her first book, "It's Your World - Get Informed, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SUMMER IS OVER OUR THOUGHTS TURN TO FALL
There are signs of fall in the air. Weather is turning cooler with downright chilly mornings and wonderfully cool afternoons. Fall baseball is in full swing. We just celebrated Grandparents Day . Now is a good time to take care of a few things around Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - PROTECT YOUR MOVE
Congratulations! You've purchased a new home and are now getting all the details worked out so your move will go smoothly. You may have seen the signs locally at a bus stop or while riding the El. There is now a site that is here to assist anyone Read More...
EVANSTON - IMMACULATE CONDO NEAR NORTHWESTERN UNIV - GARAGE PARKING INCLUDED!
• 1,225 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 2 bedroom tree-top view condo - MLS $239,500 Evanston - Prestigious Evanston Location – Near Northwestern University, Evanston Beaches, CTA and METRA, Shops and Fine Dining! Immaculate 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Treetop-View Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CELEBRATE “CHANGING OF SEASONS!”
Oh Boy! It’s that time of year again when Chicagoans celebrate the changing of seasons from summer to fall with a variety of change-of-season events!! Marking the end of another great summer here in Chicago, Venetian Night returns to Navy Pier (600 Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - RAVENSWOOD, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, OAK PARK, PORTAGE PARK
RAVENSWOOD The start of the school year has been extra exciting for the Ravenswood neighborhood due to the long-awaited opening of the new Lycee Francais campus at 1929 W. Wilson Ave. The French school has been under construction since 2012 in the place Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BE EFFICIENT AND SAVE MONEY GROCERY SHOPPING
Everyone is so busy these days. We need to make grocery shopping as easy and as streamlined as possible. Start your list by going through your refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Check expiration dates and the condition of all meats and produce. Toss as Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW UPDATES TO LINKED IN
The kids should be back to school by now and it seems as though this is the time when most folks start getting back to work. Hopefully, you still have one more mini vacation in you. For those of you looking to strengthen your connections on LinkedIn through Read More...
MONTECLARE - BRICK OCTAGON BUNGALOW - NEW ROOF - OVERSIZED LOT!
• 1,074 sq. ft., 2 full bath, 3 bedrooms, finished basement 1 1/2 story Bungalow - MLS $244,900 Montclare, Chicago -- Quiet, Yet Convenient, Northwest Side Neighborhood! Brick 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Octagon Bungalow Sits on Oversized 34' x 166' Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TIME TO KICK-BACK & RELAX – IT’S LABOR DAY WEEKEND!
In case you haven't noticed, it's September already which means the beginning of a new school year for the Chicago kids and another summer coming to an end. But before that happens, we have the Labor Day Weekend upon us with the return of many Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! WEST LOOP - IMMACULATE 1BR LOFT CONDO - DEEDED PARKING INCLUDED!
West Loop, Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 500 South Clinton Street, #325, a 750 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom immaculate loft condo in an All-Amenity Building. NOW MLS $224,750 ! Property information Read More...
ATTRACTIVE NEW PRICE! SKOKIE - INCREDIBLE 4BR/4BA EXECUTIVE-STYLED COLONIAL - TOP DISTRICT SCHOOLS!
Fairview, Skokie - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5139 Lunt Avenue, a 3,177 sq. ft., 4 bath, 4 bedroom with 1 bedroom on Main Level! NOW MLS $649,700 - A MUST SEE! Property information Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - EVANSTON, LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, NORWOOD PARK, GOLD COAST
EVANSTON Since 1968, September 15th through October 15th has been recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Month to commemorate the independence of the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Evanston and Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - GRILLING MEATS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Ribs are fantastic on the grill and are everyone’s favorite. Near the holiday weekend many stores will have specials on the usually expensive meat. Check around for the best buys. Now of course you can cook the ribs the entire time on the grill Read More...