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Do You Have a Camera That You're No Longer Using? Donate it to St. Joseph's Indian School!

Do You Have a Camera ThatYou're No Longer Using?   Donate it to St. Joseph's Indian School!
My wife and I have been supporters of  St. Joseph's Indian School, located on the Missouri River in  Chamberlain, South Dakota, for over 3 decades.  We've visited St. Joseph's a number of times, either when vacationing in theWest ... or  just loaded up with donated supplies for the school.  

     There's something being stored for St. Joseph's somewhere in our home at almost any given time.  Whether it's Campbell's Soup Labels, Box Tops for Education, school supplies, clothing, bedding, toys, or general pharmacy supplies for one of the 20 homes found on campus ... we've probably collected it for this amazing school at one point or another.

In one of the latest school newsletters we received, St.
Joseph's made a plea for help.  Art classes are very important to the children at St. Joseph's Indian School.  Art is one way that they learn about their her…

Will County IL Property Tax Bills to be Mailed May 3rd, 2013

Will County IL Property Tax Bills  to be Mailed May 3rd, 2013

     Will County Treasurer, Steven Weber, has announced that Will County (IL) property tax bills will be mailed to property owners on Friday, May 3rd, 2013.  These bills represent the taxes due for the year 2012.
     The first installment of Will County taxes will be due on June 3rd, 2013.

     The second installment will be due on September 3rd, 2013.

     Will County has made several options available for convenient payment of tax bills.  Those are:
Online payment of Will County taxes can be made at: ... through the date of November 27th, 2013     There are over 100 banks and credit unions located across Will County accepting payment for Will County taxes.  To view that list, click  HERE     Payments can be made by auto-draft from a checking or savings account.      Payments can be made by mail.  Checks should be made out to:  Will County Collector.  Payment is considered void if the check doesn'…

New Lenox Township's "33rd Annual Township Wide Clean Up Day" to be held May 4th, 2013

New Lenox Township's "33rd Annual Township Wide Clean Up Day" to be held May 4th, 2013

New Lenox Township  (Village and Unincorporated Areas) will be hosting its  "33rd Annual Township Wide Clean Up Day" on May 4th this year.  Collection of items will begin at 6 am and run through 12 Noon on that day. 

No hazardous waste items or materials will be collected during this Clean Up Day service.  Items that are acceptable for pick up are:
Appliances     Bedding     Small amounts of building materials (placed in containers)     Furniture     Carpeting     Most large household items     Acollection of additional items will be held at the New Lenox Township office/yard location at  1100 So. Cedar Road in New Lenox.  Recyclable materials and items will be collected at the Township office/yard on this date. 

     Hours for collection that day are:  9 am to 1 pm.Anyone wanting to drop off items during this time must show proof of residency.  

     Items that are acceptable for…

"And Now You Know the Rest of the Story"

"And Now You Know the Rest of the Story"

When I was a kid, one of the most popular radio stars of the era was  Paul Harvey.  Known for his folksy style and storytelling, Paul Harvey's radio program filled the air waves for around 50 years.  The thing I remember most about him was how healways signed-off each broadcast saying ... "And now you know the rest of the story."

I have to admit to you, I've been pretty tempted to borrow Paul Harvey's famous line lately.  Especially when explaining mortgage qualifications and mortgage options with potential Borrowers.  

People are once again investigating financing options so they can buy homes.  That's great news and a huge positive for our local Chicagoland housing market.  I'mfinding that for the majority of those I speak with, there are viable options that exist.  And for many others, a little scrubbing and polishing of their credit will help them arrive at that point in the near future.


Celebrating Mother's Day - May 11th, 2014 In & Around the Chicago Area

Celebrating Mother's Day - May 11th, 2014 In & Around the Chicago Area

Mothers Day 2014 is Sunday, May 11th ...

     Do you know how or where you're going to celebrate and say thank you to your Mother, Wife, or the other important moms in your life?

     There's certainly a wide variety of ways to celebrate Mother's Day in the Chicago area.  And I think I've discoveredsomething that will appeal to almost every Mom's personality, pocketbook, and taste.  

     Take a peek at the information provided below and then plan something perfect for the Moms and special ladies in your life ...
Chicagoland 2014 - Mother's Day Ideas 

Mother's Day Specials at: 

Choppers Salon Hair & Nail Salon -  Skin Care 13 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL  Treat Mom to the gift of Beauty!
Buy a Choppers Gift Certificate to give ... and receive a $10 Gift Certificate for yourself too!
To Purchase/Appointments: 779-324-5177

Mother's Day Brunch at the Art Institute
111 S Michigan Ave…