Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Positive Factors for the housing Market

Click the link below to view the video.. from the Illinois Association of Realtors

Positive Factors for the housing market.

Info to know from the National Associaton of Realtors

July Existing-Home Sales Fall as Expected but Prices Rise

Chicagoland area Market Statistics

Click the links below for stats

The links below will give you market statistics comparing 2009/2010
For properties in most of
Chicagolands cities/towns/neighborhoods

Link is a pdf file, scroll down to find your town listed alphabetically
(You may have to hit the ctrl button then the link)

Statistics provided by:
MAINSTRTEET ORGANIZATION OF REALTORS

All stats below are for Single family detached properties

July 2010 UNDER CONTRACT for Detached Single Family
July 2010 Sales for Detached Single Family
Year to Date through July 2010 Sales for Detached Single Family

All stats below are for Attached properties
(Condo/town homes)

July 2010 Sales for Attached Single Family
July 2010 UNDER CONTRACT for Attached Single Family
Year to Date through July 2010 Sales for Attached Single Family

Thinking Real Estate?
Thank Katrina!!
If you know someone thinking of making a move please contact me!!
I appreciate your referrals!!
Disclaimer:
Statistics provided using data from Midwest Real Estate Data LLC.
The Association makes no claim as to the accuracy of this data and has provided this data as a service to our members.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mark Your Calendars for the Jazz & Blues Festival in LaGrange Park! – July 24th!

The Community Park District of La Grange Park and the Village of La Grange Park are partnering in 2010 to bring you the first ever Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, July 24th from 5 – 10 p.m. at Memorial Park.

This Year’s Entertainment:
→ Harry Garner Band
→ Jim Gary
→ And headliners… The Rhythm Rockets

Entertainment brought to you by the La Grange Park
Business Association, First National Bank of Brookfield
and Bluder’s Tree Service.

Bring the Whole Family…and Your Neighbors!
→ Souvenirs
→ Food Vendors
→ Beer and Wine
→ No admission fee!

Come early and enter the Best Windy City Hot Dog’s
hot dog eating contest, held in the Village Market
parking lot.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Village’s Brush Pick-up Program in Progress
Brush Collection is underway. Public Works crews pick up branches and brush debris that are stacked in
neat piles on the parkway. The Village will conduct a pickup during the first full week of each month
through the week of October 4. The Public Works Department will rotate the order of collection from week
to week so that different areas of town will be serviced first each week. Please be sure that all brush to be
collected is set out prior to Monday of the collection week.

The Village’s 2010 Brush Removal Schedule
• AREA 1 is West of La Grange Road
• AREA 2 is all streets from La Grange Road east to the IHB Railroad
• AREA 3 is all streets east of the IHB Railroad
Start of program each Estimated progress of program per week

Month/Week Days/Area

START DATE *AREA 1 *AREA 2 *AREA 3
July 5 Thurs/Fri Mon/Tues Wed/Thurs
August 2 Wed/Thurs Thurs/Fri Mon/Tues
September 6 Tues/Wed Wed/Thurs Thurs/Fri
October 4 Thurs/Fri Mon/Tues Wed/Thurs

Monday, July 5, 2010

LaGrange Parks 2010 Music Under the Stars

The Community Park District, with the help of local business sponsors is proud to bring the Music Under
the Stars program every Wednesday evening through August 18th. It is an all-new line-up for 2010 - bring
your family and friends and have an evening under the stars right here in town. All concerts take place at
Memorial Park Amphitheater, located at Woodlawn and La Grange Road. IF WALKING FROM WEST
OF LA GRANGE ROAD, PLEASE USE THE CROSS WALK BUTTON AT HOMESTEAD.

DATE GROUP STYLE

July 7 Guittarra Azul Reggae
July 14 White Saddle Band Country
July 21 Proviso Idol Singing Contest
July 28 Bagshot Row 50’s Rock
August 4 Karen Hart Band Classic Rock/Contemporary
August 11 Lisa Rene 80’s Rock
August 18 Parrot Head Express Beach Party Music

Friday, July 2, 2010

Area Independence Day Celebrations

Community Concert, Riverside – July 2
Guthrie Park
6:00 PM
Independence Day Parade, Brookfield – July 3
Grand Boulevard and 31st Street
10:00 AM
Also: Festivities at Noon at Kiwanis Park on Brookfield Avenue
Independence Day Parade, Darien – July 3
9:30 AM – Begins at Plainfield and Clarendon Hills Roads and ends at Eisenhower Junior High School
Taste of Oak Brook, Oak Brook – July 3
Oak Brook Sports Core Polo Grounds
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fireworks after 9:00 PM
Independence Day Parade, Lyons – July 3
Lawndale and 46th Street
1:00 PM
Independence Day Celebration, Lyons – July 3
Smith Park, Lawndale and 42nd Street
8:00 Music and 9:00 Fireworks
Independence Day 5K Run, Riverside – July 3
Historic Water Tower
7:30 AM
Also: Parade at Longcommon and Delaplaine Roads at 10 AM
Also: Festival at Guthrie Park immediately following parade
Independence Day Celebration, Westmont – July 4
3:00 – 9:00 PM – Festival (food, kid crafts, games) at Ty Warner Park at Blackhawk and Plaza Drives
7:30 – 9:15 PM – Concert at Ty Warner Park at Blackhawk and Plaza Drives
9:30 PM Fireworks at Ty Warner Park at Blackhawk and Plaza Drives
Independence Day Celebration, Burr Ridge – July 4
8:00 – 10:00 AM – Pancake Breakfast at Walker Park Recreation Center
4:00 PM Festival at Walker Park at 7425 Wolf Road
9:15 PM Fireworks at Walker Park at 7425 Wolf Road
Independence Day Celebration, Oakbrook Terrace – July 4
4:00 – 7:00 PM – Picnic at Terrace View Park ($10 for non-residents). Rides are free of charge.
8:00 PM – Music featuring The Moods
9:30 PM - Fireworks at Terrace View Park
Independence Day Fireworks, Clarendon Hills – July 4
9:30 PM Fireworks
View from Prospect Park (Between Chicago, Prospect, Norfolk and Oxford Avenues)
Independence Day Parade, Westchester – July 5
Dorchester Street and Mayfair Avenue
9:30 AM
Independence Day Celebration, Hinsdale – July 5
10:00 AM Parade at Sixth and Washington Street
11:00 AM Arts and Crafts Fair at Burlington Park at 19 East Chicago Avenue
11:00 AM Family Festival at Burlington Park at 19 East Chicago Avenue

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Empty Bowls!! A Community Event to Help Combat Hunger

Thursday, April 22
6 - 9 p.m.

Begin at Terra Incogniteo,
35 S. La Grange Road, La Grange
Sponsored by LGBA

$20 adults
$15 childrend 12 and under
Includes keepsake, hand-made, original bowl.

The basic idea for Empty Bowls is simple. Terra Incognito, along with students from Lyons Township High School, hand craft 1000 bowls.

Event participants purchase the bowls that evening at Terra Incognito, 35 S. LaGrange Rd., and travel to participating restaurants to enjoy a simple food served in that bowl such as soup, stews, ice cream or pasta. Guests keep their bowls as a reminder that there are always Empty Bowls in the world.

22 participating restaurants include: Aurelio's, Baja Fresh, Bella Bacino's, Caribou Coffee, Casa Margarita, DiNico's Pizza and Gelato Uno, Francesca's Belleza, Grapevine, Kama Indian Bistro, Knead Marketplace, LaGrange Art League Gallery and Studio, Magic Wok, Marconi's, Nickson's, Noodles & Co., Palmer Place, Prasino's, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Q BBQ, From Scratch Bakery, Sweetness, Trader Joe's and We're Nuts.

All proceeds are donated to our local food pantries at St. Cletus Church, Second Baptist Church and St. Francis Xavier Church.

For more information, visit www.lgba.com or call David Toan, Terra Incognito, at 708.352.1401.

Homebuyer Tax Credit | Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Homebuyer Tax Credit | Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Listing!! 7977 Morgan (Woodmere) in Darien $185,000

Nice end unit town house in Woodmere of Darien $185,000
3 bedroom 2 bath, rare Pond view, balcony and patio!!
Updated Kitchen w/granite counter tops and SS appliances!!

Click here for Floor Plan and Pictures!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tea Party with Your American Girl – February 13

The La Grange Area Historical Society warmly invites you to a “Tea with Your American
Girl,” featuring “Rebecca,” from 1914. This takes place on Saturday, February 13th at the
Vial House, home of the La Grange Area Historical Society located at 444 S. La Grange
Road in La Grange. There will be two seatings: 11a.m. and 1p.m. (seating requests will be
on a first come, first serve basis). Sweets and tea will be served. Learn about dolls that
other American Girls have loved; hear a story about Rebecca and what it was like to immigrate to the
United States. This event is for children ages 8 to 11 and the cost is $10 per person. Adult chaperone is required for each family. Please make your reservation and payment by February 6th. Please contact Ellie Carroll at 708-482-4248 with any questions.

Friday, February 5, 2010

American English - Beatles invasion! – February 13

Attention all you Beatles fans, join in to celebrate Valentine’s Day with
Beatle’s tribute band, American English. The event is a fundraiser for St.
Louise De Marillac and takes place on February 13 at the St. Louise Parish
Center located at 31st and Harrison Avenue, La Grange Park. Doors open
at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Tickets are on sale now for $25/adults and
$15/child. For tickets call 708-352-2202 or order online at
http://www.stlouisedemarillac.com/new.htm.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Metra Safety Poster Contest

Metra has commenced the 2009-2010 Safety Poster and Safety Essay Contest and this
year’s theme is “Make the Right Choice: Look, Listen and Live.” First Place winners
will receive a Notebook Computer, Second Place will receive a $250 Gift Card and
Third Place will receive a $100 Gift Card. In addition, winning designs will be
distributed to more than 2,000 schools in Northeastern Illinois, featured in Metra's
Safety Calendar, on the contest Web site, in station displays and on monthly tickets.
Metra will recognize the school who submits the most entries in the 2009-2010 Safety
Poster Contest by awarding it a new computer compatible with its current system.
Every school's entries will be totaled after the contest deadline on March 1, 2010 and a computer will be presented to the winning school's principal before the start of the next school year. The deadline for both contests is March 1, 2010. The Village would like to encourage students to participate in the contests to heighten the awareness of important safety behaviors. All details and rules for entry are available at the contest website: www.metracontest.com. (Shown: One of the 2008-09 winning pictures, by George Finn.)

Friday, January 22, 2010

LaGrange Park Public Safety Briefs

The Village established an electronic bulletin that is distributed to anyone wishing to be included on the “emailing list”. Similar to the E-Briefs, the Public Safety Briefs focuses only on recent public safety matters. Information provided is timely and helpful to residents but does not compromise ongoing investigations nor does it compromise any individual’s rights. To be added to the distribution list, please send your request to: arackow@lagrangepark.org.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

laGrange Park Garbage Rate Increase

Effective February 1, 2010, the Village of La Grange Park Garbage Sticker fee will increase from $2.45 to $2.60. The minimum service charge to residents on the water bill will increase from $4.20/month to $4.50 /month. The prices for the 96 Gallon Roll-Out Cart Service will also increase from $21.20 to $22.50 per month. For additional information, please go to the Village’s website at www.lagrangepark.org or contact Village Hall at 708-354-0225, ext. 108, or Allied Waste directly at 708-345-7050.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LaGrange Park Garbage Rate Increase

Effective February 1, 2010, the Village of La Grange Park Garbage Sticker fee will increase from $2.45 to
$2.60. The minimum service charge to residents on the water bill will increase from $4.20/month to $4.50
/month. The prices for the 96 Gallon Roll-Out Cart Service will also increase from $21.20 to $22.50 per
month. For additional information, please go to the Village’s website at www.lagrangepark.org or contact
Village Hall at 708-354-0225, ext. 108, or Allied Waste directly at 708-345-7050.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Job Search Skill-Building Seminar

Job Search Skill-Building Seminar
Presented by HR staff of Vulcan Materials Company
1 – 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public! Reservations required.
Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Dixon Center, 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., La Grange
Learn tips to improve your resume, interviewing skills, and how to broaden your job search from the Human Resources professionals of Vulcan Materials Company. For reservations, call 708-387-7550.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

La Grange Park Ice Rink

Thanks to the wintery weather, local volunteers and the Community Park
District, the Ice Rink in La Grange Park is up and running! Bring your family
down to Memorial Park to join in on the fun! The 115’ x 65’ ice rink is located
at Sherwood and La Grange Road, across Sherwood from Jewel Foods. A green
“flag” at the site will indicate that the rink is open and a red “flag” will indicate
when the ice rink is closed. For schedule and rules information, go to
www.cpdlgp.org (new website!) or phone the Park District office 708-354-4580.
The Park District after-hours hot line message will also report skating conditions.
That number is 708-354-4580 - extension 300.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Snow Blowing Reminders

The Village of La Grange Park offers the following reminders for managing the snow:
􀂙 Do not blow snow into the street. Instead, blow onto your parkway or yard.
􀂙 Keep hydrants visible and clear of snow piles.
􀂙 Keep the area in front of your mailboxes as clear of snow as possible.
􀂙 Keep your sidewalk/walkway clear of snow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Questions and Answers: Homes Purchased in 2009

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Questions and Answers: Homes Purchased in 2009

Quiz Night – January 16

The LT Orchestra Parents Committee cordially invites you to QUIZ NIGHT with John
Williams of WGN Radio as the Master of Ceremonies. Join in on the fun on Saturday, January
16th from 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 900 South La Grange Road in
La Grange. Tickets are $10/person or $100/table. Gather your friends and join in for an
evening of great fun, food and beverages (pizza, snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine will be
available for purchase) to benefit the LTHS Orchestra. This adults-only evening will test your trivia knowledge and provide a welcome break from the post-holiday blues! Great prizes, raffles and silent auction! Seating is limited so reserve your spot now. Reservations can be made via email at
LTHS_Orchestra@Hotmail.Com or by phone at 708-253-7648 or 708-352-6729. To insure your spot,
make your reservations by January 8th. This event benefits the Lyons Township High School Orchestra’s 2010 Atlanta trip and future events.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuition Waiver Awards by the University of Illinois - Children of Veterans

At this time, there is a tuition waiver available for children of Veterans living in Illinois. The waiver may be used for any University of Illinois campus. Up to six waivers per Illinois County are awarded each year, one for each of the following conflicts: World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Southeast Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Applications are now available and the deadline is March 1, 2010. To access the application and for more information, go to: http://www.osfa.uiuc.edu/aid/scholarships/waivers_COV.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 217-333-0100. Metra Safety

Sunday, January 10, 2010

LaGrange Park Christmas Tree Collection

Once again this year, Allied Waste will collect live Christmas trees on January 14 at no
charge to residents. Trees should be set at the curb on your regular garbage collection
day, and since the trees are composted, they should be free of all ornaments, tinsel, wire,
and other inorganic material. “Flocked” Christmas trees are not accepted during this
collection.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Park District of La Grange & WSCCI Health & Wellness Committee HEALTH FAIR

Saturday, January 9
Park District of La Grange & WSCCI Health & Wellness Committee
HEALTH FAIR
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Park District of La Grange, 536 East Avenue, La Grange, 60525
Free & Open to the Public
Learn about the newest technology in health wellness, product demonstrations, and health screenings for stress, blood pressure, posture, scoliosis, carpel tunnel, headache, and body fat analysis. For more information, call: 708-352-1762.

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