Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Raffle Prize from WesternSpringsRaffle

My best friend since I was 4 met me in Atlanta this week-end just so we could pick up a couple of Coca-Cola trays for you. Did you know Coke is 125 years old and so is Western Springs? When I tell you this town is the "Real Thing" believe me. If you do not get my newsletter yet sign up at so you will get a weekly email from me with a link to enter my raffles. I haven't been serving the area as a local realtor for quite 125 years yet but I am the REALtor Thing!
Call me at 708-334-5356-Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realtor, Full-time broker

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sold 5401 Woodland in Forest Hills of Western Springs

Brick ranch in Forest Hills last block before 55th Street. 72 x 187 lot, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath listed for $425,000 and sold for $370,000 in 67 days.

Looking to buy or sell call me. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, Full-time broker 708-334-5356

4145 Wolf Road in Field Park of Western Springs

Charming center entrance colonial fronts to side street. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with a one car garage walking distance to the train. Listed for $425,000 and sold for $415,000 in 9 days. Call me if you are looking for a home in Western Springs....I live here, I work here...32 years as a full-time broker. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mecenat in Western Springs

821 West Burlington Ave Western Springs, Il 60558
708 246 8668 or email
Upcoming Events:
Live Music - 9-11 PM
June 4th
Kunde Wine Event
June 6 7-9pm

New Wines
La Follette Pinot Noir 2008
Black Chicken Zinfandel 2009
Pattes Loup Chablis 2009
Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Patton Valley Pinot Noir & Pinot Noir Rose, 2008, 2010
Guenoc Meritage 2006
Murriels Well "The Spur" 2008
Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 1009
Come enjoy the live music in the outdoor patio on June 4th from 9-11 pm. Have a glass of homemade Sangria, bottle of Archery Summit. Pick up tickets for the wine tasting before the date (June 6th) for $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple. $20/$35 day of the event. The Vineyard Owner Jeff Kunde will be at their first tasting!
Check out Kunde Wines Online to get a sneak peak at what we will be featuring! Kunde Vineyards Website

4100 block of Grove in Old Town of Western Springs

I was out on realtor tour this morning. I loved this home. Built in 1873(?). It is on a 90 x 180 lot in an excellent location. I hope it does not get torn down. I am trying to get my son to move back from California and live there! Priced at $789,900. If you would like to see it with me give me a call. I would be happy to be your buyer's broker(unless I can get my son back!).

Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

4035 Clausen, Field Park, Western Springs

4 bedroom brick center entrance colonial in great location. Updated with an addition in 2006, new garage, large entrance, wide rooms. This home went on the market for $779,900 and sold for $770,000 in 16 days. Mudroom, family room, master. To find out the value of your home give me a call, Linda Hanley Kelly Charles Rutenberg Realty 708-334-5356

The Hope Chest, 7171 W Hillgrove, LaGrange

Memorial Week-end sale. Thursday 9:30-7 pm, Friday 9:30-3 and Saturday 9:30 -3
Half off almost everything to celebrate the holiday. All proceeds benefit the Constance Morris House for victims of domestic violence.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Western Springs Water Tower

Looking for things to do this summer? The museum at the Water Tower is open on Saturdays from 10 am until 12 noon. Open to the public on Tuesdays from 9 am until noon. Looking to volunteer??? Call Betty at 708-246-9230.

Lyons Township High School

May 27th Seniors Honors Assembly North Campus Fieldhouse 8-10 am
June 5th Sunday at the North Campus Fieldhouse 2 pm

Western Springs Redevelopement Meeting on May 31st at 7 PM

Plans are being looked at and changes proposed for the corner where Tischlers was. Check out the information and come to the meeting.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Closed 4022 Lawn in Old Town-Lot value

2 bedroom 1 bath home on a 75 x 134 lot walk to town and train. Listed for 460,000 and reduced to 409,000 it sold in 41 days for $400,000. Linda Hanley Kelly, Charles Rutenberg Realty, broker

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Closed in Old Town South 4600 Woodland Avenue

Totally updated home in walk to town and train. 3 bedroom, 2 bath up for $499,900 and lowered to $485,000. Sold for $460,000 on May 19th, 2011. Linda Hanley Kelly Charles Rutenberg Realty

Winner of the House Walk ticket

Kate Elvin on Woodland Avenue in Old Town won a ticket for this week-end. She was going with her daughter. I went and had a great time.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time to nominate homes for the Preservation Award from the Historical Society

Stop by the Library or rec center for an application. Deadline in May 31st. Here are some of the past winners!

Tree City USA - Western Springs

For the 27th year we have been named a Tree City USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation.

Some dates to save in June here in Western Springs

Gathering on the Green-June 24th from 5-10 pm
Movie under the Stars - Saturday, June 25th 8-10:30 pm
A Celebration of Faith, Music and Community- 7-8:30 pm at the Tower Green -beautiful music from the churches of Western Springs

34th Annual Tower Trot in Western Springs

8:30 am, May 28th - Starts at the Forest Hills School, 5020 Central. Registration available at or walk into the recreation center. If you are looking for anyone to walk with give me a call. I would love to join you!

French Market in Western Springs

Sorry, I forgot to remind you that is is now every Thursday from 2-7 pm May 5th throught Oct. 27th. Stop by this Thursday to see what is new!

Fire Hydrant Flushing in Field Park of Western Springs

May 17, 18 and 19 for all of you who live in Field Park.

Reminder...House Walk is Sunday, May 22nd Western Springs

The winners of the House Walk tickets are Brad Gareiss and Ann Vanasek. Enjoy! It should be a fun way to spend Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm. More information on the HOUSE WALK.

Sold 5908 Timber Trails in Timber Trails subdivision

Beautiful home in Timber Trails Subdivision. Timber Trails is a subdivision on the south end of Western Springs that was started but than went under. Currently a bank has taken over the remainder of the project and it will be restarted sometime soon. This home was on the market for 861 days. Started at $1,495,000 and was down to $1,050,000 when it sold for $925,000.

Lot size 115 x 82, built in 2007, 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath.

Sold 5216 Wolf in Forest Hills of Western Springs

Court ordered sale on the market for 114 days. Started at $269000 and lowered to $242,500. Home sold for $200,000. 50 x 187 lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vaughans Garden Center to become Medical Building

Property at Commonwealth and 47th will become a medical center. The building in town that was Creative Door and Changing Seasons is going to be a financial planning business of some sorts.

Sold in Old Town of Western Springs-1343 Chestnut

This home was bought at the foreclosure sale in 2010 for $610,500 and resold in April 2011 for $820,000. Lot 74 x 179, 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath - Excellent Old Town Location!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lyons Township High School - All school Art Show

Monday May 1 thru Friday May 6th from 3-5 pm daily with a 6 PM reception on Wed. Saturday May 7th 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday May 8th noon-4 pm At the South Campus Corral on Willow Springs Road south of 47th Street. The talents of the LTHS art students will be on display. Admission is free.

Spring Madrigal Concert at Western Springs Baptist Church

Thursday May 12th at 7:30 PM A concert featuring madrigals, folk songs, and contemporary chamber music. Donation at the door!

Lyons Township High School Jazz Band Concert May 11th

Wide variety of funloving, entertaining pieces will be presented. Tickets are $2 at the door. South Campus Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM

"Tens by Teens" Short Story Plays at Lyons Township South Campus

May 4,5,6,7 at 7 pm at the South Campus Performing Arts Center. Original short plays by LT students

Don't forget Spring Clean-up Day is Next Saturday

Get all that stuff out of your garage, basement and attic and out to the curb. Next Saturday, May 7th -early in the morning. Start putting the stuff on the curb after 6 pm on Friday.

Western Springs Junior Football Association Registration

Registration for the 2011 season - the league's 16th season - is on May 11th and 12th at the Recreation Center, 1500 Walker Street from 6-8 pm. Child must be 7 by Aug. 1st.

Winners of the Easter Egg Cake

The Grabers on Wolf Road in Old Town were very happy to win the Easter Egg Cake. They had one the cake two years earlier. Hope you enjoyed it!