Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Western Springs Christmas Walk - Dec. 3rd

This Saturday from 2 until 5:00 PM Walk around town and stop in at the merchants
Special event this year to celebrate our 125th birthday - a laser light show before Santa lights the tree.

Monday, November 28, 2011

3 more lucky winners get a $10 Western Springs Gift Certificate on Dec. 12th from The Western Springs Raffle

Let's shop locally this holiday season. You can find some really good holiday decorations at the Hardware store, cookies at the Bakery, holiday fruits and dips at the Fruit Store, gifts at numberous stores(Clever Girl, Uptown, Stems and Twigs), meats at Casey's Market, dinner at Vie, Mecenat, Snackers and 800 West plus dry cleaners and insurance companies. Think local before you leave town!

Number 1, 25 and 77 get a gift certificate.

Monday, November 21, 2011

5615 Lawn Avenue in Ridgewood of Western Springs

Exceptional deal for someone handy. This house was listed for $350,000 and sold for $255,000. Home needed extensive work but has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. 42 days on the market.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Closed in Springdale of Western Springs on Harvey Avenue

This home is located in Springdale of Western Springs. Springdale is the section that was built in the 60's and 70's. Known for its location to St. John of the Cross and the public school is LaGrange Highlands. Home was built in 1971 and has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath. Originally listed for $549,900 and lowered to $499,000. Closed on November 18th for $450,000.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

School District 101 Band and Orchestra Association Dessert Sale

Support Western Springs District 101 Band and Orchestra Association by purchasing cookies, cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls or other wonderful goodies. Proceeds from this sale will promote and support music education by funding professional music assemblies, music camp scholarships, instruments and student lessons.

All District 101 students will be taking orders through November 28th and pickup will be on December 15th Easier than ever, you can use your smart phone and pay with a credit card right from the order form or email and online for those out of town.

For more information contact Mo Phillips at maureenhayesphillips@yahoo.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

LA SliceTruck wins Pizza Award

You may wonder what this has to do with Western Springs - the two owners of the Slicetruck- David and Christopher were raised in Western Springs. They are my sons and I am proud to say they got their start, here in Western Springs, Il.

Stems & Twigs and Uptown Shop Holiday Open House

Shop downtown Western Springs November 17th from 10 am until 7 pm The Uptown Shop and Stems & Twigs will be serving wine and chocolate plus giving a discount

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Teen Lab at the Thomas Ford Library in Western Springs

6th to 12th grade welcome...get involved...share ideas and opinions. Plan library programs and services and discuss materials for teens as a part of the Teen LAB(Library Advisory Board). Thursday, November 17th and December 15th at 4 PM

Western Springs Raffle- $5.00 Gift Cards to Starbucks or Oberweis

For the next two weeks I will be stopping by to visit as many of you as I can. I will be giving gift cards to every 15th click.

Ice cream isn't just for Summer!

Western Springs Open House 5344 Grand

Today, November 13th, 2011 from noon to 2. You will be pleasantly surprised by this home. Not a cookie cutter home. Beautiful bathrooms with granite, slate and stainless steel accents. Rubbed bronze fixtures in some of the bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings and flexible floor plan allows you to live in this home according to your own style.

If you can't make it today call me for an appointment. Linda Hanley, Charles Rutenberg Realty, 708-334-5356

Friday, November 11, 2011

Open Sunday from Noon to 2 pm 5344 Grand Avenue in Western Springs

This is a great contemporary 2 story in a location convenient to both St. John of the Cross School and Forest Hills School. Enjoy beautifully updated bathrooms - 3 1/2!!! Plus a cool, architecturally interesting home with a versatile floor plan. Vaulted ceilings, curved driveway and more...some see me on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Closed in Field Park - 3920 Harvey Avenue - $375,000

Charming brick English in Field Park. This home has 4 bedrooms(2 up and 2 on main level), first floor family room, 1 1/2 baths on a 60 x 131 lot. Built in 1931.

Home was on the market for 549 days. Original list price 479,000 - 469 - 464,500 - 459,900 - 449,900 - 445,500 - 443,000 - 435,000 - 429,500 - 419,900 and closed on November 9th for $375,000.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Kelli Joy - Forever in our Hearts

Our community mourns the loss of a beautiful young girl. Our hearts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Western Springs RO Water Plant

The rehabilitation of the water plant into a reverse osmosis(RO) plant has begun. Construction will take approximately one year. Residents may notice a difference in the hardness of the water because the plant will not be able to soften the water during construction. If you have questions or concerns contact Ken Hayes at 708-246-1800 ext. 215 or khayes@wsprings.com.

Harvest Saturday Food Collection-St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs

The youth groups from St. John of the Cross Parish will be hosting a Harvest Saturday Food Collection on Saturday, November 12th. All food collected will be distributed to a Chicago Food Pantry that evening.

Grand Opening for the Ekdahl House Museum - Saturday, November 5th

"Heritage Breakfast" of Swedish pastries, donuts and coffee this Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Come see the Cobbler Shop display and bring a pair of shoes to donate.

Wolf and 43rd.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sold 5231 Central in Forest Hills of Western Springs

Bank owned home. Built in 2004 home closed on April 5, 2004 for $1,130,000. On the market for 574 days. Listed for $1,895,000-l,690,000-1,649,000-1,599,000-1,499,000- 1,399,000 - 1,299,000 - 1,199,000-1,099,000 and closed on November 2, 2011 for $800,000. 75 x 187 lot.

There have been some pretty amazing deals out there this year. Call me to see some homes.

Closed 4818 Woodland in Forest Hills of Western Springs

Sold in 55 days. Listed for $450,000 and lowered to $425,000. Sold for Cash with a 2500 concession. Sale price $410,000. 3 br, 1 bath ranch on 60 x 187 lot with a 1 car garage and updates.