Analyze The Little Things Before You Fall In Love With A Home

It’s easy to be wowed by a house. You’re anxious to discover your dream home and accomplish a big goal. You can’t wait to cook in the brand new kitchen or relax in the spa-style tub.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Bringing New Orleans to Chicago for Mardi Gras!

Come join the fun this weekend as Chicago brings New Orleans to our great city for Mardi Gras, which falls on this coming Tuesday!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Evanston, Logan Square, River North, Lakeview, Gold Coast

Lincoln Park: Cocktails, socialites, and murder! This weekend has all of the above and more at the Cocktail Party: Speakeasy Murder Mystery. The 1920s themed interactive event takes place at Verlocal in Lincoln Park Saturday, February 22, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Restaurant Review - George’s Hot Dogs

It was only a matter of time before we got around to reviewing one of the most beloved Chicago staples ever: the hot dog.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Cold Weather Bird Feeding

The birds need us more than ever in the winter. Much of their natural food is absent or under snow cover. Keeping good food in filled feeders will help our feathered friends get through the winter healthy.

Five Hidden Renovation Costs

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There’s always a cost you didn’t anticipate, or a problem that didn’t reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – All-Stars Are in Town!

From basketball to automobiles to camping, the All-Stars are in town this weekend! Come experience an unforgettable 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, River North, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown

Lincoln Park: Have you always wanted to give back to your community but weren’t sure where to start? The Chicago Volunteer Expo has you covered. The eighth annual event is free and takes place on Sunday, February 23 from 10 am – 4pm at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.

Restaurant Review - Pequod’s Pizzeria

It's the middle of winter, and sometimes the only thing that can keep our minds off the frigid state of affairs in the Windy City is some good old-fashioned Chicago comfort food.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Manage Stress for Better Health

As many of our workplace lives have shifted from basically manual to mental labor, we have seen a sharp rise in stress. According to a recent study in the UK, stress and its’ cohort anxiety are the root cause of 57% of sick days.

Tips For A Better Closing Day

Buying a home can be a long process. The last thing you want after all your time spent searching for homes and getting the best mortgage rate is to have everything go wrong on closing day. Here are five tips that’ll ensure it goes smoothly.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Giving Back the Fun Way!

This weekend be a part of something great by giving back the fun way! There are a few fundraising events you can participate in to accomplish this!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown, Lincoln Square, Evanston, Lincoln Park, and River North

Logan Square: If the polar plunge wasn't enough and you really love to embrace Old Man Winter with some class, we have the spot for you in Logan Square. La Boulangerie on West Logan Boulevard is offering patrons the opportunity to really chill out by dining in an igloo while enjoying the delicious food.

Restaurant Review- Amaru

This week took me to one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, Wicker Park, to check out Amaru located at 1904 W. North Avenue. This Pan-Latin restaurant opened just this past summer.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Easy kitchen hacks

It's winter, so we are spending more time in the house, and that's not always by choice. Why not use this time away from warmth and sunshine to tackle those greasy messes in the kitchen that can get looked over when the weather is better?

A Little Extra Preparation Goes A Long Way Toward A Better Paint Job

Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your home a makeover. Whether it’s updating an old bathroom paint scheme or adding a bold accent wall, painting can totally transform a room.


What a great line-up of events we have this weekend as we welcome in February 2020! Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or just looking for something fun to do, check out the Chicago Whiskey Festival this Saturday (1 p.m.-4 p.m.) at the Old Crow Smokehouse (149 W. Kinzie St.) in the River North neighborhood.

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lincoln Park, River North, Evanston, Lakeview, Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park

Lincoln Park: Before the Super Bowl this Sunday head over to Mon Ami Gabi for the Big Game Brunch. From 10 am to 3 pm on February 2nd, this Lincoln Park eatery will be serving favorites like their Crème Brûlée French Toast and Banana Foster Waffles alongside a refreshing assortment of brunch cocktails.

Restaurant Review - Giant

Logan Square is home to a plethora of great restaurants catering to even the most eclectic tastes. But what about when you want to have some delicious American-inspired grub devoid of pretense and heavy on flavor?

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Football Party Snacks

Sunday is the last football game of the 2019-2020 season. Boohoo! Football is my favorite sport besides baseball, and watching the game is a little bittersweet with weeks of winter left before pitchers and catchers report to baseball spring training.

Tips For Maintaining Houseplants

Adding plants to your home will give it a fresher and brighter feel and will also improve your home’s air quality.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through ‘Ole Man Winter – the Fun Way!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s already the last weekend of January 2020! And, it’s packed with a variety of fun events to get through ‘ole man winter as we inch closer to spring!!