Chicago Neighborhood News: Lakeview, River North, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Chicago Loop, and Wicker Park

Lakeview: Brave the elements and head to the Laugh Factory in Lakeview, where the best comedians are ready up to take your mind off the cold and tickle your funny bone.

Restaurant Review- Velvet Taco

If variety is indeed the spice of life, you don’t need to wander far to find a tasty, unique spin on the classic taco in Lincoln Park.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - How Much Sleep is Enough? 

It turns out that the recommended 8 hours of sleep we need is mostly true. People do vary a bit, but experts say the average adult performs best when getting between 7 and 9 hours per night.

Need-to-knows For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, but it can also be a scary and stressful process.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Springtime Fun Returns to Winter!

It may be winter, but here in Chicago we’ll be taking in some springtime fun this weekend as we look forward to the start of another baseball season!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Edgewater, Chicago Loop, Oak Park

Lakeview: Need a fun MLK day activity for the kiddos? Get to Tuco and Blondie for Kids Movie Night and a showing of Toy Story 3! This Monday, January 20 at 5:30 pm, your kiddos will enjoy a buffet, popcorn, and a sweet treat.

Restaurant Review: Chicago Restaurant Week Part 2

Looking for lunch? The following restaurants have you covered: Bar Takito: Start with your choice of appetizer. Choose from Pineapple Guacamole: goat cheese, grilled pineapple, basil, red onion, sundried tomato; or Esquites: roasted corn, morita emulsion, crispy corn, aleppo pepper, queso fresco, and cilantro.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Caring for Indoor Plants in Winter

We sometimes forget that our indoor plants might need special attention during the winter months. With a little more care, they can come through the season healthy and thriving.

How Your Daily Drive Time Can Factor Into Your Mortgage

It's easy to overlook some of the things that can affect your budget and purchasing power when you're considering a home, and one of the biggest factors that buyers overlook is the cost of their daily commute.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through Another Winter!

Now that the holidays are officially over, it’s time to plan things to look forward to that will get us through another winter here in Chicago! Although it’s been a mild one so far!!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, River North, Lincoln Square, Evanston

Lincoln Park: The DePaul Art Museum features a Gallery Conversation and Book Signing with artist Julia Fish. On January 29 from 6 to 7:30 pm, this event is free and open to anyone.

Restaurant Review – Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago Restaurant Week is almost here! If you’re a foodie, then you’ve probably had it on your calendar for months. Not a foodie? Never heard of Restaurant Week? Don’t you worry- I’ve got your back!

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Save Some Heat in the House

The weather around Chicago this year has been a little crazy. There wasn’t much cold weather till around Thanksgiving when we had our first snow. Then it was unseasonably warm through Christmas with some 60-degree days!

Wallpaper: Don’t Call It A Comeback!

Guess who’s back, back again? Wallpaper has risen to the top of homeowners’ favorite ways to spice up a room again and its easy to see why.


It’s 2020 but this first weekend of the new year is your last chance to visit holiday displays until next winter! Hopefully they’ll be less crowded and more enjoyable!!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chicago Loop, Edgewater, Oak Park

Lakeview: Beat Kitchen is hosting Beat Kitchen Winterfest this Sunday, January 5 from 11 am to 3 pm. This event is geared towards kids and families! It features Chicago’s best “kindie” music and activities in Beat Kitchen’s party room.

Restaurant Review – Rittergut

This week took me to a new neighborhood and a new restaurant! I had plans to see a show at Lyric Opera in the Loop and knew I’d want to have a bite to eat before. Luckily, I found Rittergut Wine Bar & Restaurant, conveniently located about a block from the theatre.

Tips For Speeding Up Your Home Sale

Selling your home is a huge undertaking to begin with, but if the process drags on for months and interest trickles in much slower than expected, it can be frustrating and stressful.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Tips for Success

The New Year is here and many of us are setting out to make this the best year ever. We have our goals set and we are ready to go. Here are a few tips used by high achievers that could make our year that much more successful.

Mortgage Rate Math

Shopping around for the best possible mortgage terms is an important part of the home buying process. A few percentage points can make a difference of thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Holiday Festivities Continue On!

Believe it or not but Christmas is behind us for another year. However here in Chicago our holiday festivities continue right into the following year!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, River North, Logan Square, Evanston

Bucktown and Wicker Park: There’s no better place to ring in the New Year than at Parlor Pizza! There will be a heavy appetizer buffet, premium drink package, champagne, a midnight countdown, music, and more.