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Lil' Buddy's Blog - In Chicago, Less State School Funding May Lead to Higher Class Sizes . . . SOON! - 03/28/10 08:10 AM
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Hey, you dogs! Slowly, surely . . . Spring is returning to Chicago. Lots of squirrels to chase, a few robins to bark at. After a seemingly-endless winter, life is beginning to look brighter, every day! As the economic recession still stubbornly drags on, IL Tax Revenues have fallen. Statewide, many programs have been slashed. Funding for local school districts, including those in Chicago and Chicago Suburbs, has not been immune. Many elementary and high school districts in the Chicago Area (0 comments)
Lil' Buddy's Blog - At Wrigley Field, Chicago - Tradition May Take Another Back Seat To Progress, New Revenue Streams! - 03/20/10 12:02 AM
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Chicago Cubs, 2010! Believe it or not, another likely-non-championship season for our beloved Boys in Blue is less than three weeks away! And, this year, they have a new owner, the Ricketts family. For Cub Fans, no more Tribune Company to kick around anymore! But now, it appears the previously-sacrosanct, unwritten rule of limiting advertising within Wrigley Field itself is going by the proverbial boards. Over the last few years, LCD Advertising Panels have been erected under the upper deck, and (5 comments)
This Weekend in Chicago - March 13-14 - Chicago St. Patricks Day Weekend Festivities - 03/13/10 07:37 AM
Top O' The Morning, Folks! St. Patricks Day comes next Wednesday, March 17th. For some, but not for everyone, of course, the annual St. Patricks Day Festivities in Chicago are happening one weekend early. Our Team Member, Sue Moss, provides a rundown - Today, Saturday, starts off early with this annual Chicago tradition, the Dyeing of the Chicago River at 10:45 a.m., so head on over to the Chicago River at Columbus Drive (399 N. Columbus Drive). Best views are the east side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, upper or lower Wacker Drive between Columbus & Michigan, or the west side (2 comments)
Chicago Neighborhood News - March 13, 2010 - 03/13/10 07:26 AM
Morning, Folks! This week, our Team Member Cathy Mallers catches us up on happenings in the Chicago Neighborhoods of Portage Park, The Loop, Lincoln Park, The Gold Coast, and the Chicago Suburb of Evanston IL. Have an event happening anywhere in Chicago or in any Chicago Suburb? Let us know - we'll help spread the word. Dean's Team offers the Number One Rated Active Rain Blog in the City of Chicago! PORTAGE PARK This weekend don't miss the quadruple feature at Portage Park Theater. These are some real blasts from the past and truly an homage to the early horror flick. (0 comments)
Lil' Buddy's Blog - Around Chicago, Gasoline About To Get Even More Expensive! - 03/12/10 08:04 AM
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Good Morning, you dogs! On the way to get gas. I hate when I am almost empty. Will I make it to the Mobil station? Will I? Will I? You may have heard that the Chicago Area long has had some of the highest prices for a gallon of gas almost anywhere in the U.S. I saw this clearly a couple of weeks ago, driving back from New Orleans, and the 2010 Keller Williams Family Reunion Conference. Drive through LA, MS, (4 comments)
CHICAGO MAYOR RICHARD DALEY Advocates Tougher Gun Laws, Defends Chicago Gun Ban! - 03/10/10 08:30 AM
Here in Chicago, the cynical among us beam that our city was the Birthplace of the Drive By Shooting. Gun rights advocates claim that restrictive gun laws do little, if anything, to curb violent handgun crimes, and extol the virtue of a citizen's right to bear arms. Truth be told, however, gun crimes here in Chicago, especially those involving school-aged children, have skyrocketed over the last few years. This is despite the fact that, on the books anyway, the sale, use, and manufacture of handguns has been banned in the City of Chicago for over two decades. In Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court (3 comments)
CONDOS GALORE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO - But Financing Them Often Difficult! - 03/09/10 10:59 PM
Condos, condos everywhere. Often priced for a song, or just slightly higher. That's the environment in many new Downtown Chicago Condo Buildings, thousands of which began construction several years ago, in a stronger Real Estate Market. Today, however, the overall weakness of the condo market here has left many prominent developers here doing the unthinkable - offering sizable discounts off their asking price. This counters recent practice of maintaining high price points, but offering special incentives - reduced-priced upgrade packages, free garage parking, even Hawaii Vacations or HDTV's - instead of a lower price. As reported by Jeffrey Steele in the (3 comments)
UNEMPLOYED NEED JOBLESS BENEFITS - But, Has Extending Benefit Period Actually Helped Keep Unemployment High? - 03/09/10 03:36 PM
Few would dispute the notion that high unemployment is dampening the Real Estate Market Recovery, here in Chicago and elsewhere. As we like to tell our clients, if today is Friday, and you are fearful whether or not you will have a job on Monday, you're not going out and buy a more expensive house over the weekend. But today, IL Unemployment Benefits have ballooned from 26 weeks less than two years ago, to a full 99 weeks today - nearly two years! Have some of the long-term unemployed become so comfortable with the extended government dole to delay their plans to (1 comments)
Lil' Buddy's Blog: Zillow "Zestimates" - Accurate? Often, Even Homeowners Themselves Predict More Accurately! - 03/05/10 05:32 PM
THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG! Good Afternoon, you dogs! Well, before you know it, those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer will be back, and all of this Melting Chicago Snow will be gone. Can't be soon enough for me - I have a concrete sidewalk to spread across, and green grass to smell! Zillow! If you're a Chicago Homeowner, or have ever considered buying or selling a home in Chicago, you know this well-publicized consumer website. Since its debut here, during the boom market of (4 comments)
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