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Wilmette District 39 - School Tax Referendum Coming Up - 02/25/11 02:05 PM
Wilmette District 39 - School Tax Referendum Coming Up Tax increases have always been a volatile issue and it's no different with this referendum that proposes a tax increase to raise $6,375,000 to address a $5,500,000 budget shortfall. Affected by this referendum are all District 39 schools: Central Elementary Harper Elementary McKenzie Elementary Romona Elementary Highcrest Middle Wilmette Junior High According to school officials, between decreased funding and increased enrollment, the budget deficit will lead to unwelcome cuts. These would include all foreign language instruction (K-8), instrumental music (5-8), and reduced music, art and physical education (K-4). Staff cuts would (0 comments)
"Rockin' Winter Beach Bash" at the Kenilworth Club - 02/22/11 12:34 PM
"Rockin' Winter Beach Bash" at the Kenilworth Club Winter seem a little loooooong to you this year? I think that's the general sentiment all around. You can celebrate the coming of Spring a little early this year at the Kenilworth Club this Saturday (February 26) from 8:00 pm to midnight. Bring your sandals and Tommy Bahama shorts and sip on frozen Mai Tais and Pina Coladas. Music will be provided by the Shrimp Shack Shooters. Cost: $60/person Purchase tickets here: Kenilworth Club "Rockin Winter Beach Bash." Kenilworth Club 410 Kenilworth Ave Kenilworth, IL 60043 847-251-1227 (3 comments)
5 Good Reasons to Sell Your Wilmette Home NOW - 02/16/11 05:42 PM
5 Good Reasons to Sell Your Wilmette Home NOW Many potential sellers wait for the vaunted SPRING market to list their homes for sale - it's tradition! The weather is improving, bulbs are pushing up, and buyers will start sniffing around again. But there are some very good reasons to get on the ball and do it now - and the reasons are particularly urgent this year. Steve Harney, a real estate expert who specializes in negotiation and leadership training wrote yesterday "The wisdom of waiting for a spring market is another belief that is about to fall." Here's why: (4 comments)
5 Good Reasons to Sell Your Winnetka Home NOW - 02/16/11 05:32 PM
5 Good Reasons to Sell Your Winnetka Home NOW Many potential sellers wait for the vaunted SPRING market to list their homes for sale - it's tradition! The weather is improving, bulbs are pushing up, and buyers will start sniffing around again. But there are some very good reasons to get on the ball and do it now - and the reasons are particularly urgent this year. Steve Harney, a real estate expert who specializes in negotiation and leadership training wrote yesterday "The wisdom of waiting for a spring market is another belief that is about to fall." Here's why: (0 comments)
February is North Shore Restaurant Month - 02/07/11 05:16 PM
FEBRUARY - North Shore Restaurant Month Some cities do a Restaurant Week - but Chicago's North Shore communities have decided to do something extra - make February "Restaurant Month." Selected restaurants will be offering various types of discounts or free appetizers or desserts. Forty restaurants throughout the North Shore are participating and showcasing their foods through the end of the month. We have a wealth of culinary talent here on Chicago's North Shore and this is a great way to entice people to come out and try different venues. For a complete list of restaurants and to print out coupons, please see (12 comments)
Save 20% on Everything at the Book Stall in Winnetka - 02/07/11 12:49 PM
Save 20% on Everything at the Book Stall in Winnetka How? Stop by the Book Stall all day on Saturday, February 12 to celebrate the store's 24 year anniversary. This venerable store has outlasted and outsold all the local big box booksellers and is celebrating this accomplishment by offering everything in the store 20% off all day. Before becoming a Real Estate Broker, I worked at the Book Stall in the 1990s and saw first hand the dedication and determination of owner Roberta Rubin and her staff to keep her store a viable resource in the vast book selling (0 comments)
In an article written this week by Phil Butler of RealtyBizNews, Baird & Warner Real Estate is declared the hands-down winner for real estate website performance. Butler takes a look at the Chicago real estate market through what he calls a "digital crystal ball." He did searches for various keywords and compared the top sites that were on page one of Google. The five companies were Baird & Warner Rising Realty Koenig & Strey Prudential Rubloff @properties He says that "Baird & Warner Real Estate is clearly (0 comments)
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . . . Blizzard (Winnetka, IL) - 02/02/11 09:49 AM
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . . Blizzard The blizzard arrived, just as forecast. Fierce wind bringing huge drifts which I have not seen in 25 years of living in Chicago. Just a few photos taken from the safety and warmth of my home.
I believe my exercise today will be . . . shoveling. (3 comments)
Homes Sales - January 2011 - Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Keniliworth & Glencoe - 02/01/11 01:40 PM
Home Sales for January 2011 Winnetka, Northfield, Wilmette, Kenilworth & Glencoe Wilmette had a significant edge over the other villages in closed home sales for January 2011, and this is a trend I've been seeing for the past several months. Average market time is still very high indicating that the original list prices are still too high. Good news in Glencoe as well - the 10 homes that sold there in January sold for 92% of list price and had the lowest average market time of 125 days. Northfield's numbers are skewed as there were only 2 sales, but one was (0 comments)
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