THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Embracing the Arrival of Autumn!

Can you believe it’s the third weekend of September already,…

Chicago Neighborhood News: Uptown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Logan Square

Uptown: Today, take part in a virtual beer fest that supports a great cause. An Exceptional (Virtual) Beer Fest takes place today, September 17, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Register now to join the fun and grab some brews and wine from participating partners Middle Brow and Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar.

Restaurant Review: Sugar Junkie

This year, summer came and went without the typical warm-weather activities we've grown accustomed to thanks to the global pandemic this year. Practically any event associated with summertime, from concerts to vacation to merely going to the beach, was off-limits. But there is one thing that COVID-19 couldn't stop in its tracks: ice cream.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Your Best Sleep

It can be for various reasons, but we all can have trouble sleeping. Many of us only experience this on occasion, but a lot of people battle this nightly. They wake up groggy, and most days keep the caffeine going to get through the day. There are some things to do to combat this, many you will know about, but you do not do them. However, adequate sleep is essential to your overall health, and these are worth a try.

How To Save Money While Landscaping

Revamping your landscaping can be a huge undertaking. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money. So how can you give the exterior of your home a facelift without breaking the bank or taking out a second mortgage. There a many ways to cut costs on landscaping, including some of these tips!


With the fall season quickly approaching, our days of enjoying the outdoors will be ending before you know it! Not to fret though as the city has us covered with a choice of outdoor dining spots. It’s chow time!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: River North, West Loop, Museum Campus, The Loop, Virtual

River North: The fifth annual SeptemberFest presented by Eataly returns, albeit virtually, this year to the joy of foodies throughout the city. Every Saturday throughout the month, pick up a meal kit from the featured guest chefs and connect with them on Instagram Live to learn more about their delicious culinary creations and ask questions.

Restaurant Review: The Fish Keg

This week I visited longtime Rogers Park institution The Fish Keg to pick up a rather large order for a family get-together. Full disclosure: when it comes to fish, I usually take a pass. However, when it comes to The Fish Keg, I ask for seconds.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – How to Get Results from Your Complaints

We order so many items online today, even more since we have been sheltering at home. For the most part, problems can be resolved quickly and painlessly with most of our online sellers. But sometimes things do come up that are a little more difficult to fix.

Prepping To Buy Your First Home

One of the biggest milestones you will reach in your life will be deciding to become a homeowner. But before you take the leap, make sure you set yourself up for easy transaction and a good homebuying experience. Check out the tips below to ensure it!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Celebrating a Unique Labor Day!

Chicagoans will be celebrating the “unofficial” end of another, but vastly different, summer season this Labor Day Weekend. Despite our current situation, this weekend will be full of a variety of ways for you to enjoy the approaching final days of sunshine and warm weather!

Chicago Neighborhood News: The Loop, North Park, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park

The Loop: Art lovers rejoice! The Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 South Michigan Avenue, will open its "Monet and Chicago" exhibit on September 5.

Restaurant Review: Honey, I Shrunk the Pop-Up

Pop-up restaurants continue to pop up throughout Chicago, bringing a mix of nostalgia themed-food and decor to cater to fans of all things 80s and 90s. Recently, a Saved by the Bell pop-up debuted at Dorian's in Wicker Park.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Garden Therapy

It is interesting how people react differently when faced with a crisis such as the recent pandemic. Many people took the time to work out and improve their bodies, while others sought to learn new things.

How To Get Ready For Retirement

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Time for Fun and Relaxation!

The first week of home school, for most kids, is in the books, and I’ll bet you’re ready for the weekend! Whether you venture out or stick around the house, here’s some available events for a fun and relaxing weekend before the start of week two!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lakeview, River North, Andersonville, West Loop, Lincoln Square

Lakeview: Tired of watching standup comedy on Netflix? So are we. Thankfully live comedy returns to the Laugh Factory, located at 3175 North Broadway, on Sunday, August 30th, for two shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

Restaurant Review: Pizza Lobo

Logan Square has a brand new pizza joint to check out the next time you savor a slice. Pizza Lobo, located at 3000 West Fullerton Avenue, offers mouth-watering pies with a New York-style crust and beer and cocktails. The best part?

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Tomato Harvest

It is that time of year. If you have an abundance of ripe tomatoes from your garden, you need some way to preserve them. Canning is, of course, a great way to preserve, but many of us lack the skill and equipment to take that on.

Prep Your Pets For The Big Move

Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Summer Still Hanging in There!

I thought having to hibernate in the winter was bad enough, but having our summer pretty much canceled takes the cake! It’s a good thing though that summer is still hanging in there for us even if we do have to wear masks and social distance. Here’s what this summer weekend has in store for us!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Logan Square, South Loop, Loop, Lakeview

As August winds down, there are still plenty of exciting events going on throughout the city. Whether you're looking to get out and about (while practicing social distancing protocols, of course) or you're looking for something of a virtual nature, we have some great picks coming soon this month to our favorite Chicago neighborhoods to check out as summer rolls on.