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"No thanks, I'm just looking."How often have you said that to a store salesperson inquiring if you needed any help?  It's not that you don't appreciate the help.  After all, the salesperson is the specialist.  She knows when new inventory comes in.  She has seen how the vari...
A post came across my Facebook time-line this evening.  It caught my attention because it was from a friend I have not caught up with in person for a very long time.  When I saw her avatar come up, I immediately scrolled to her post and read it.  It was about her friend and fellow church member w...
And They're Off!           Black Friday has long felt as though it was the start of a several weeks long marathon. And it is of sorts.  It's the start of a month of marathon holiday shopping.  This year, Black Friday began early with "Brown" Thursday but today is the day. The ho...
  After the that last bite of turkey and slice of pie, many people will be heading out in search of bargains.  For those who may want to find some unique gift ideas or take some time away from the stores to relax and recharge, here are a few ideas.       Each year, a portion of Daley Plaza is tra...
It's not unusual to see a good Samaritan make a donation to a homeless person.  What is unusual about this story is the donation itself.  When New York software engineer Patrick McConlogue passed Leo Grand on the street, he decided to make the homeless man an offer.  Mr. McConlogue was willin...
While living in Los Angeles, I became somewhat of a cheerleader for my hometown of Chicago.  I would tell co-workers about Chicago's great restaurants and shopping and they would return to tell me that their vacation in Chicago was even better than I had told them that it would be.  I've ...
We've been listening to Christmas songs and seeing holiday decorations in stores for a few weeks now.  Right after Labor Day, while we were still walking around in summer outfits, stores jumped ahead by 3 months, overshot Halloween and Thanksgiving and decked the halls for Christmas.  Well it...
Weather and other natural disasters are sad at any time of the year.  But as the holidays approach it seems all the more sad to see homes swallowed up by sink holes and entire communities leveled by tornadoes.  In the midst of these disasters the helpful actions of strangers and neighbors alike i...
  The winds of change swept over the Chicagoland real estate market today.  Brokers at Chicago's Prudential Rubloff and Koenig and Strey brokerages were notified by email yesterday to attend today's meeting and reception at a local hotel.  When we arrived, we learned that in about 6 month...
  We are the land of the free because of the brave. To those who have served. Thank you!

Karen Winters

Buying, selling & living in beautiful Chicago, IL
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