Great Chicago Writers to Read During the Lockdown Part 3

Today we continue our look at great Chicago authors and excellent stories set in Chicago to check out while staying indoors and practicing social distancing. With the current climate so heavy with bad news concerning the coronavirus, sometimes the best thing to do is get lost in a book where a great author can take your mind off things and provide a much-needed escape.

Great Chicago Writers to Read During the Lockdown Part 2

It's a great time to sit outside in your backyard or balcony and open up a book as we all continue to practice social distancing. This week we continue our look at great writers who have either hailed from the Windy City or set their famous works in the City of Big Shoulders.

Maximizing Your Outdoor Space

You’ve found the perfect home and it has everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Spacious, modern kitchen. Gloriously open floor plan. Giant bedrooms. Great location and neighborhood. The only downside is the backyard is slightly smaller than you’d hoped.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Plan Your Garden During Quarantine

So, you're stuck in the house trying to think of things to do. The house is clean, and you're getting tired of Netflix and YouTube. With the weather getting better around Chicagoland, why not do some gardening?

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Fun Home Activities – Part II!

During these uncertain times while we need to stay indoors, it’s important to implement a routine. So, this weekend’s entertainment blog will continue with Part II of fun things you can try at home!

Great Chicago Writers to Read During the Lockdown

So you have binged watched your favorite Chicago films and wore out your best Chicago musician's playlist. Now you may be asking what is there left to do during the lockdown?

Sweet Home Chicago: The City’s Greatest Musicians Part 2

This week we conclude our look at great Chicago musicians throughout the years. The city has always been a hotbed for memorable music that has defined generations, and what better time to check out or revisit these amazing artists then while stuck at home.

Feng Shui With The Best Of Them

Feng shui is the Chinese tradition of balancing your home to achieve benefits and advantages associated with your health, finances, career, relationships, and more.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Tips for Children Staying at Home

Last week we gave some guidelines to all of us adults forced to work at home due to the recent pandemic. Many of you are also dealing with one or more young ones at home too. Doing their schoolwork takes up only a portion of the day.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Fun Home Activities While on Lockdown!

Another weekend is upon us and we’re still in lockdown. So, until we’re able to get out and socialize again, the entertainment blog will provide you with fun things you can try at home!

Sweet Home Chicago: The City’s Greatest Musicians

When it comes to music, Chicago stands out as one of the breeding grounds for amazing groups and musicians spanning across all genres and tastes. From blues and metal to alternative rock and hip hop, the Windy City has historically provided music that has lasted for decades and continues to be home to acts making their mark across the world.

Great Chicago Films to Watch While Stuck at Home Part 2

This week we continue with our Great Chicago Films to Watch While Stuck at Home. With Chicago being the one of a kind city that it is, it's no wonder we needed more than one post to cover the many iconic films that show off our great city.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Working from home

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to change the way we live our daily lives. Depending on where you live, it can be as little as voluntary social distancing to stay at home orders.

Staging Strategies For Your Home

Staging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you sell it more quickly.


Just because all social activities here in Chicago have been cancelled and we’re homebound due to the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t mean we won’t have an entertainment blog this weekend! We’ll just take it online!!

Great Chicago Films to Watch While Stuck at Home

Given that so many of us in Chicago are stuck at home for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus, we decided to change things up this week for the Neighborhood News and focus on things to do inside.

Restaurant Review - Moody's Pub

This week I visited a true Northside of Chicago institution: Moody's Pub located at 5910 N. Broadway in Edgewater. If you've never been here, do yourself a favor and stop in the next time you have a craving for a burger.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Getting Rid of Processed Foods in Your Diet

Last time we talked about good habits to make concerning diet and exercise, but we didn't really look much at what we are eating. Many of us are busy, working more and more hours per week and haven't the time for that home-cooked meal.

How To Decide If It’s Time To Replace Your Windows and Where To Get Started

Before you dive into replacing your windows, the first step is to carefully evaluate the pros and cons. Replacing your windows is no small investment.


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the City has canceled the Dyeing of the Chicago River and the following parades: St. Patrick’s Day Parade in The Loop, the South Side Irish Parade, and the Northwest Side Irish Parade.

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

River North: Tuesday, March 17, will definitely give new meaning to Taco Tuesday as Tacopalooza hits Persona Lounge located at 408 S. Wells Street. Featuring 12 different tacos, including the new ceviche tostada, enjoy these unique, tasty creations alongside $4 draft beers and $6 premium cocktails from 5 pm - 9 pm.

Restaurant Review: Honeybear Cafe

This week I stayed in my stomping grounds of good old Rogers Park. I visited the recently opened Honeybear Cafe, located at 7036 N. Clark. The site is the former location of the A & T Pancake House.