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DuPage County 2012 Trick-or-Treating Hours

You’ll see from the list below that most of the designated trick-or-treating hours end shortly after dark.  Be sure to keep your ghosts and ghouls safe!  Kids should trick-or-treat in a group (or with an adult) and carry a flashlight or glow-stick. 2012 Trick-or-Treating Hours Here are the designated 2012 trick-or-treating hours for cities in […]

October 18, 2012 | By | Reply More

Should You Buy or Rent a Home? Buying vs Renting Analysis

Deciding whether to buy or rent a home may seem like a difficult decision to make.  There are many considerations, especially in the crazy real estate market we’re in now. It used to be that home ownership was something to aspire to.  One DuPage County homeowner we spoke with, after losing nearly $75k on the […]

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Weekend Getaways from Chicago – Within Driving Distance

Weekend Getaways from Chicago – Within Driving Distance

After a long, stress-filled work week, sometimes you need to getaway for the weekend.  Thankfully, there are many excellent getaways that aren’t too far from the Chicago area.  Let’s take a look at what your options are for a quick weekend getaway from Chicago. Weekend Getaways from Chicago Let’s take a look at the map […]

September 11, 2012 | By | Reply More
Route 59 Expansion Project Construction Begins

Route 59 Expansion Project Construction Begins

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin work this week on the Route 59 Expansion Project.  The planned construction will affect a stretch of Route 59 from New York Street in Naperville, northward to Ferry Road in Warrenville.  You can view a detailed area map of the approximately 3.5 mile length of the Route […]

August 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cheap Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Cheap Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s also the season that can drain your checkbook. We all know how expensive just about everything is now, but you don’t have to break-the-bank to get into the Christmas spirit. You don’t have to spend gobs of money bringing your kids to expensive breakfasts-with-Santa or Christmas plays… There are many free or inexpensive ways to enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends.

December 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
A Look at DuPage County Home Values

A Look at DuPage County Home Values

Throughout the nation, homeowners have felt the sting of declining home values for some time now. A stagnant economy and lack of available jobs have only compounded the issue. Where are home values at in DuPage County? Let’s take a look at the average single-family home values throughout DuPage County…

September 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
First Day of School Dates

First Day of School Dates

With the first day of school mere weeks away, the endless summer days, are in fact, coming to an end (and kids everywhere groan). Below is a list of school starting dates coming in the next few weeks. These are organized by school district. Please be sure to verify the dates and time details with […]

August 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Illinois Tollway Family Safety Fair

Illinois Tollway Family Safety Fair

The Illinois Tollway Family Safety Fair is scheduled Saturday, July 16 from 10AM – 2PM at the Illinois Tollway headquarters, 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove, IL.

June 24, 2011 | By | Reply More
Starved Rock in Utica, IL – A First-Time Visitor’s Review

Starved Rock in Utica, IL – A First-Time Visitor’s Review

Starved Rock is a perfect getaway from Chicago! Here is my experience from my recent hiking visit (with photos). The park is like no other in Illinois…

June 23, 2011 | By | Reply More
Tornado Warning in DuPage County – Storm Safety Revisited

Tornado Warning in DuPage County – Storm Safety Revisited

With the potential for severe thunderstorms and tornado producing systems to form throughout the summer, it’s a good idea to review storm safety and preparedness.

June 22, 2011 | By | Reply More