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March 2016 - Posts

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, RAVENSWOOD, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Calling all volunteers for a true neighborhood Spring Clean Up & Art Dedication event this Saturday 4/2 from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Six Corners Association is putting out an open call to anyone wishing to beautify the area after a long winter. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - PAINTING A ROOM
Yes, you can! Hiring a painter can be costly especially if you are doing only one room. With a few tips and proper preparation anyone can paint a room. Now there is time before the weather gets warm to do some in-house jobs. Preparation is half the job. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT GOOGLE POSTS?
Google is at it again with a new product called Google Posts . These posts show up now in your searches on Google and currently come directly from people with special access. Right now this is still in beta. The businesses you see online were approached Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ITS A “HOPPITY-PACKED, BRUNCH-FILLED” WEEKEND!
This last weekend in March brings us an early Easter on Sunday this year as well as many Easter-related activities throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. So, without further ado, I bring you a “Hoppity-Packed, Brunch-Filled” Weekend Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE, NORWOOD PARK
LOOP The Chicago Department of Transportation has been testing ten of the bridges spanning the Chicago River, one bridge per day, since March 17th and will continue through March 30th. Anticipate these bridge closings 9:30am - 2:30pm on the following Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BEFORE SPRING CLEANING
Well the weather seems to be trying to get a little warmer here in the Midwest but most days are in the mid-forties at best so opening the windows for an airing out and a big spring clean are at least a few weeks out. There are some things we can do to Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SPLIT YOUR EXPENSES EASILY
As you know spring and spring break is in the air. With everyone making plans for vacation or staycation, it can start to get costly. Even I'm going to enjoy the warmer and brighter weather in the coming weeks with a quick out of town weekend trip. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS “SPRINGING INTO SPRING!”
After “springing ahead” last weekend to Daylight Savings Time, this Sunday we’ll be “springing into Spring!” Although you wouldn’t know it by the temps!! Celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year, the Chicago Flower Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN SQUARE, WEST LOOP, EVANSTON, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK
LINCOLN SQUARE St. Patrick's celebrations have been going on since the weekend and today is the traditional death date for the patron saint of Ireland... so let's keep drinking, eating corned beef, and jigging to foot-stomping Irish fare! The Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRINGTIME JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE
With a little warm weather coming it’s a good time to tackle some of those jobs around the house and yard that can prevent costly repairs later. Flush out the water heater through the drain valve. Let the water drain out completely. This will remove Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - MAKE AN INFORMED VOTE
This year, technology is certain in your favor. For those of us in Chicago, we vote tomorrow and it's always a good idea to select your candidates based on an informed decision. There is a new website called Ballot Ready , which allows you to research Read More...
FOR HOME SELLERS AND BUYERS, NEW SETTLEMENT RULES COULD DELAY REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS!
NEW REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT RULES - PRE-CLOSING REVIEW OF CLOSING COSTS MADE MORE DIFFICULT FOR REAL ESTATE BROKERS REPRESENTING SELLERS, BUYERS! For our Clients here in Chicago and Nearby, our Team routinely verifies our Client’s Closing Documents Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO CELEBRATES ALL THINGS “GREEN!”
The City of Chicago is definitely home to a wide variety of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and it just so happens that this weekend Chicago will be celebrating all things “ Green !” THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADES Chicago’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN PARK, NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, NAPERVILLE, LINCOLN SQUARE
LINCOLN SQUARE Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted St.) is debuting their take of Shakespeare's historical tragedy Richard III tonight, Thursday 3/10, which will then run through May 1st. Not only does Garage Theatre intend to expose Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - DISHWASHER TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
With a little help and care we can keep our dishwashers running well and use hot water the most efficiently. You’d be surprised how many people pay no attention until the repairman needs to be called. Nobody wants those costs. First we need to thoroughly Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GRAB A DRINK
Sometimes you just need an adult beverage to top off your day. Imagine if you could pay $9.99 per month and receive a free cocktail every day by simply visiting a venue. Aptly named, Hooch , is a new app that is making its way through the food and beverage Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANOTHER EL NIÑO WEEKEND!
As long as Mother Nature, with assistance from El Niño, keeps giving us snow-free, mild weekends, Chicagoans will definitely take advantage of it! Chicago’s 100% volunteer driven epic urban shopping cart race, The CHIditarod , now in its Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - OAK PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, OLD TOWN, NORWOOD PARK
OAK PARK Oak Park Public Library (834 Lake St.) wants to let you know that they can provide valuable resources, connections and meeting space to assist your business. Who knew? More than books, the Library offers classes, conference space for presentations Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BEGINNER VEGETABLE GARDEN
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran there needs to be some planning done before you get started. If this is your first garden, location means a lot. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of full sun. I know this can be difficult especially Read More...