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February 2016 - Posts

TECHNOLOGY TIPS - APPLE WINS IN NEW YORK CASE
Apple has won a New York case in which the government will not be allowed to unlock an iPhone using the All Writs Act (AWA).The case in New York is prosecuting a methamphetamine smuggler who was running iOS 7 on his iPhone. This particular version of Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CLOSE-OUT FEBRUARY LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING!
Now this is what I’m talking about! It’s the last weekend in February, we’re moving into March and getting closer to spring, which is March 20 th this year. But, before then, let’s see what Chicago has planned for us this weekend Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, NAPERVILLE, RAVENSWOOD, WEST LOOP, LAKEVIEW
PORTAGE PARK Newly opened on 2/20, the VetHub at 5031 W. Montrose Ave. is a nonprofit information center for veterans run by veterans to help each other transition back to civilian life after serving time in the military. Staffed solely by veteran volunteers, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REDUCING ALLERGENS IN THE HOME
I have severe allergies that require several medications so I’m really trying to reduce the allergens in my home. You may not have allergies but these tips can also reduce the germs and viruses that cause illness. We can put allergens in several Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEWS FROM MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
I sure do wish I was there right now, but I've been reading up on the latest gadgets and gizmos coming out of the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. If you want to get the most recent details, you can view interviews live from MWC at their streaming Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - TEMPS ABOVE FREEZING FOR FUN-PACKED CHICAGO WEEKEND!
Temps above freezing arrive just in time for another Chicago weekend which is packed with fun for one and all! Closing up shop for another year after this weekend, the Chicago Auto Show being held at the McCormick Place Complex (2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.) Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - EVANSTON, LINCOLN SQUARE, PORTAGE PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN PARK
EVANSTON The Evanston Township High School Board is inviting the public to help update District Goals that have been in place since 2012. A daylong workshop facilitated by a representative from the Illinois Association of School Boards will be held at Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SIMPLE SLOW COOKER RECIPES
Italian sausage with peppers, onions and sauce: Cut six Italian sausages into thirds and brown well. Place in the slow cooker and cover with 1 large green pepper and 1 medium onion thick sliced. Top with a quart sized jar of your favorite pasta sauce, Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TURN THAT JUNK MAIL INTO REWARDS
If you are like me, I don't like getting junk mail whether it's through snail mail or email. Over the weekend I ran across the Small Business Knowledge Center (SBKC) where you can earn rewards for your junk mail and email. It's a pretty simple Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “LOVE” IS IN THE AIR WITH RETURN OF VALENTINE’S DAY – OR IS IT!
That thing called “Love” is back again this Sunday, and in true Chicago-fashion, Chicagoans will be celebrating that “Love” which is in the air! Returning for its 17 th year, the Screw Cupid Pub Crawl starts at any one of the participating Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OAK PARK, LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST
OAK PARK Last month we'd let you know about Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce's Foodie Fest 2016 and Bite Nite. Were you able to make it out? If not, tonight is the final night to take advantage of this neighborhood's "Restaurant Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - WINTER CARE FOR HOUSEPLANTS
We should remember that our houseplants can behave very differently in the winter as they do in the summer. I know especially around the holidays everyone is really quite busy but I’m finding myself even more busy in January and February this year. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - BUY ME ONCE
Every once in a while I come across an interesting website that I feel compelled to share with everyone. Let me tell you about BuyMeOnce . According to the website, BuyMeOnce finds and promotes products that don't break the bank, don't break the Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - JAM-PACKED WEEKEND OFFERS CHICAGOANS A VARIETY!
WOW! This first weekend in February is pretty jam-packed with a variety of events for all Chicagoans!! The Division Street Entertainment District and Green Curtain Events will be presenting the Retro Ski Lodge Block Party this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, OLD TOWN, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Of all the store closings occurring around the city since the beginning of the year, the news of Gene's Sausage Shop and Delicatessen closing at 5330 W. Belmont Ave. on 1/15/16 is the least upsetting. The Polish sausage maker and grocer Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BIG GAME DAY SNACKS
It’s a sad time, the end of football. Let’s put together some classic snacks that everyone will love. Warm white cheddar, bacon and caramelized onion dip Sauté a medium chopped onion in one tablespoon of butter till golden, about 30 Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - NEW NOISE CANCELLING TECHNOLOGY
I know, I know, there's always something new on the horizon. These particular earbuds,though, have some really great possibility. The way noise cancelling technology works is actually quite interesting. Essentially, the technology produces a sound Read More...