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April 2016 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - FAREWELL APRIL – HELLO MAY – WHAT A LINE-UP!
It’s weekend time in Chicago again and what a lineup the City has for us as we bid farewell to April and welcome in May! Topping off the list is Baconfest Chicago being held at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd.) in the University Village/Little Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, OAK PARK, RAVENSWOOD, LOOP, LAKEVIEW
PORTAGE PARK "Well hello, neighbor," said Old Irving Park Association (OIPA) to Portage Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA), "come on over for the Spring Neighbors' Night Out on our turf at McNamara's Irish restaurant!" Well Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BATHROOM MISTAKES WE MAKE EVERY DAY
Not closing the lid when you flush. If the lid is open anything inside like germy water particles and you know what can spray across the room up to six feet away!! Research has proven this time after time. So therefore, don’t use your cellphone Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT APP
This past weekend we had beautiful weather. People were out and about, enjoying the lakefront and what the city has to offer. When there is so much, you really need a way to search quickly and based upon your location at the time. The My Chi Parks App Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SUPPORTING CHARITY FUNDRAISERS WHILE HAVING FUN!
Another weekend with spring-like temps sets the stage for a myriad of charity fundraising events being held here in Chicago that are sure to not only provide you a fun-filled day but also show your support for those who need our help! The American Cancer Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, NAPERVILLE, GOLD COAST
NORWOOD PARK Tax season is over for those of you who did not file for an extension. So it's time to free up some desk space and shred some old documents. Norwood Park is offering Free Shredding Events on Saturday mornings from this Saturday, 4/23, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SOLVING COMMON LAUNDRY ISSUES
We all sometimes get too busy and often forget to throw the washed clothes in the dryer or perhaps aren’t as careful as we need to be sorting. Here are a few easy solutions for these everyday problems. If you’ve left clothes in the washer Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - AMAZON'S NEW SERVICE
Amazon is now throwing its hand into the ring with Netflix and Hulu for your video streaming service. As most people who use Amazon know, you can use the Prime service as a means for saving money on shipping of products you ship and can watch certain Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS SHED THEIR WINTER BLUES & COATS!
The weekend we’ve been waiting for is finally here – no rain, snow or cold and temps in the ‘60s for most of us! I think it’s about time us Chicagoans can shed our winter blues and coats!! Not only are there two great outdoor events Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - EVANSTON, LINCOLN SQUARE, LAKEVIEW, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP
EVANSTON A new traffic restriction has been put into place to reduce problems in the accident prone area at the intersection of Ridge Ave. and Grove St. The restriction began yesterday, 4/13, with signs prohibiting left hand turns from Ridge onto Grove Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REMOVING CARPET STAINS
1. Avoid rubbing the stain. If you attack the stain too vigorously you can undo the carpet pile giving it a matted appearance. Blot from outside in (keeps the stain from spreading) with an absorbent cloth. Old cotton towels work great. Keep several on Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHARIOT FOR WOMEN
Most of us are very familiar with Uber . Back in 2013, Michael Pelletz and his wife were hit with some extraordinary changes in their lives and Michael became a driver for the company as a means to make additional money which ultimately led to a full-time Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS GEAR-UP FOR ANOTHER WILD WEEKEND!
Despite the roller coaster ride Chicagoans have been on lately with this war between winter and spring, we’re gearing-up for yet another wild weather weekend that brings us the following events! Get ready for the largest educational event in North Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK, NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK
LOOP We're lucky to get to see our dazzling city in movies and TV shows all the time. The price we have to pay as residents is dealing with traffic due to street closings whenever a big movie studio needs to film a thrilling action sequence or to Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CARING FOR WOOD FLOORS
Do Take care of scuffs using a clean sock, like the one on your foot! If that doesn’t work, try a clean tennis ball. For stubborn marks use a little baking soda on a damp sponge, be gentle. You don’t want to mar the finish. Wipe with a clean Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHICAGO HISTORY ON TAP
Today's technology tip is more about an interesting website than technology per se. Welcome to History on Tap . A company run by Liz Garibay who unabashedly states, "Many years ago I developed the saying that alcohol is the lubricant for history, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SPRING BREAK WRAPPING-UP?
With spring break wrapping-up this weekend for some, while others are just simply looking forward to another weekend off, Chicago offers the following events this first weekend in April! The Museum of Science and Industry (57 th St. and Lake Shore Dr.) Read More...