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5 Places to Ring in New Year’s 2020 in Chicago

December 18, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Where will you be when the ball drops and 2019 comes to a close? If you’re in Chicago, there are hundreds of options to choose from at venues across the city. Whether you’re looking for a swanky rooftop affair or a low-key dive bar countdow...

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5 Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

December 10, 2019 | KlopasStratton
With Chicago’s notoriously cold and windy winters, many homeowners search for ways to lower their heating bills. You can make some small changes as well as more significant updates to use less energy while staying warm and cozy. Prepare for t...

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5 Houseplants Even You Can’t Kill

December 2, 2019 | KlopasStratton
When browsing Pinterest or home decor magazines, there is one key element in nearly every room: plants. From tall, leafy trees to tabletop terrariums, a touch of greenery can filter the air in your home or office and add some good luck to your ...

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4 Chicago Winter Activities to Make the Most Out of the Holidays

November 19, 2019 | KlopasStratton
The Windy City has a lot to offer - even when the temperatures drop. Don’t let the changing weather scare you into staying inside all winter! Here are four local activities for families that embrace the season and celebrate the holidays. ...

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Neighborhood Highlight: North Center – the Heart of the North Side

November 13, 2019 | KlopasStratton
The North Center neighborhood in Chicago is considered to be the heart of the North Side. Here, you’ll find craft brews, family fun and plenty of housing opportunities. Whether you want to spend the weekend browsing boutiques or cozied up wit...

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4 Thanksgiving Ingredients to Source Locally This Year

November 4, 2019 | KlopasStratton
With Thanksgiving just weeks away, many families are beginning to plan their big meals. Instead of heading to the grocery store to wait in line in the days before November 28th, support small businesses by purchasing your feast ingredients loca...

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Neighborhood Highlight: Wrigleyville’s Not Just for Cubs Fans

October 8, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured image by Blake Guidry Wrigleyville is known as the home of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team. While much of the Northside is crazy about the Cubbies, there’s a lot more to this area than just batting and running bases. H...

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4 Fall Pest Control To-dos for Homeowners

September 30, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Featured image by Steven Huntley In our last post, we talked about Chicago-area farmers markets to visit this summer. Many of the markets are open through the end of October, so stop by to grab some tasty produce for fall dishes like soups a...

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3 Factors to Consider When Buying a Condo

July 31, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Roman Boed Owning a condo means never having to shovel snow, mow the lawn or rake the leaves. These community residences offer plenty of plusses along with some drawbacks that are unique to condo living. Before you sign the paperw...

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4 Must-visit Farmers Markets in Chicago

July 22, 2019 | KlopasStratton
Photo by Bex Walton Summertime in Chicago means strolling farmer’s markets to peruse goods from across the Midwest. Whether you’re interested in beeswax candles, wild-foraged mushrooms or organic garlic scapes, you can find all of the ab...

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