2015 - 4th of July Fireworks in Will County, IL

  

2015 - 4th of July Fireworks 

in Will County, IL  


      
     The skies will be lit-up all across Will County during the upcoming 4th of July weekend ...

     Firework displays ... along with parades, entertainment, and festivals ... will be offered in many Will County communities.  Residents and visitors to our area will find a multitude and array of celebrations to enjoy.

     Spectacular firework displays (and more) can be found in the communities below:



Aurora
July 3, 2015
River Edge Park
Start:  9:30 pm

Beecher
July 4, 2015
Firemen's Park
Start:  9:30 pm
FREE Admission

Bolingbrook
July 4, 2015
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Start:  Dusk
FREE Admission  

Braidwood
July 19th, 2015
Braidwood City Park
Start:  Dusk
Provided as part of Braidwood Summerfest
Fireworks are FREE

Channahon
July 4, 2015
Community Park
Start:  9:15 pm

Frankfort
July 4, 2015
Main Park
Start:  9:15 pm
FREE Admission

Joliet
July 4, 2015
Memorial Stadium
Start:  Dusk
FREE Admission

Lemont
July 3, 2015
Centennial Park
Start:  Dusk
FREE Admission

Lockport
July 3, 2015
Delwood Park
Start:  Dusk  
FREE Admission

Mokena
July 4, 2015
Main Park
Start:  Dusk
Activities offered all day @ the Park 
Parade starts @ 10 am
FREE Admission

Naperville
July 4, 2015
Knoch Park
Note:  This is offered as part of Naperville Ribfest.
FREE Firework Access is available to those arriving AFTER 7:30 pm on July 4th.  
There's admission charged to enter Ribfest.
Start:  9:30 pm
Fireworks Only:  FREE Admission



New Lenox
July 4, 2015
The Commons
Start:  9:30 pm
Live entertainment provided from 7 pm on
FREE Admission


Plainfield
July 3, 2015
Plainfield Central High School
Start:  Dusk
Entertainment & Activities offered from 6 pm on
FREE Admission

Romeoville
July 3, 2015
Village Park
Start:  9:15 pm
FREE Admission

Shorewood
July 4, 2015
Cene's - Shorewood Four Seasons Park
Perfect vantage point to see Joliet, Plainfield, 
& Channahon Firework Displays.  
Attendees encouraged to bring their own 
picnic baskets, blankets, & chairs!
Start:  9:00 pm (approx.)
FREE

Tinley Park
July 4, 2015
McCarthy Park
Start:  9:15 pm
FREE Admission

     I hope you have a chance to enjoy at least one of the festivities being held in Will County with your family and friends ... and remember to celebrate our freedom, those that fought to preserve it, and our Country's rich history ...

    Have a Safe and wonderful 4th of July Weekend!



 If in need of mortgage answers ... or if you're hoping to Buy or Refinance in Chicagoland, Illinois, or Wisconsin ... contact me today!  I'll put my 37 years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
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The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and elsewhere within IL

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If YOU are a Renter, but Don't Want to Be ...


   If YOU are a Renter, 
but Don't Want to Be ... 


     Day after day, messages via social media and news media constantly show-up regarding the Rent VS Buy debate ...

     An article I ran across in Forbes is a prime example.  It offered some rather startling facts regarding the cost of renting (6/2015).

     The headline read ... "A Record Number of Americans are Spending More than 30% of Their Income on Rent".

     Here are 2 statistics from that article that caught my eye: 

     1.  One in five renting households making $45,000-$75,000 a year are spending more than 30% of their income on rent. 

      and ... 

     2.  Meanwhile, it’s good to be a homeowner. The number of households paying more than 30% of their income on housing has declined for three straight years to 39.6 million, or just a quarter of homeowners.

     Add the following info and stat from the "How America Views Homeownership" survey into the debate:  

  • People who currently rent show a desire to buy homes, with only one in 10 saying they prefer renting over owning   
     So why are so many of today's Renters not asking questions, seeking guidance, inquiring about home buying, or taking action to buy? 

     That's a question that haunts me as a Chicagoland Mortgage Originator ...  

     But maybe the survey offers insight:

  • Attitudes about homeownership are positive, but consumers’ misperceptions about credit score, down payment and income requirements persist      

     I can't address or clear-up every misperception out there with just one post.  So my objective today is simpler:

     I want to convince those presently renting ... but hoping to buy a home ... to contact me or pick-up their phones and call me (or their own local Mortgage Originator).  To get FACTS ...

     If you're a Renter and fit any of the following categories:
  • You hope to buy a home, now or at some point in the future
  • You were a homeowner in the past and hope to become a homeowner again
  • You have not had your Credit Scores run by a Mortgage Lender  (Scores/Reports offered by others, such as Car Dealers, Credit Card Companies, online sources can be vastly different from those utilized by Mortgage Lenders)
  • You know your Credit Scores and need help/guidance in improving them
  • You're tired of renting
  • You have questions regarding what homebuying possibilities and options exist for you
  • A cost comparison/financial analysis would benefit you
  • More ...
     
     Make that call or contact:  You may be one of those currently renting that thinks or assumes (incorrectly) they can't buy a home ... but actually can.  I see it often.

     Please note:  I'm not saying there's anything wrong with renting or not wanting to be a homeowner.  That's not the intent of my message.  

     But there IS something amiss, if ...

     You WANT and HOPE to buy a home ... yet pass on your dream of homeownership because of misperceptions, preconceptions, or inaccurate info.

    
     
     If that describes you:  I urge you to have a conversation with me soon.  

     That conversation holds the key to gaining the facts and answers you need to make sound decisions about buying and renting.  

     

     The info/answers gained from your conversation will:
  • Be based on YOUR finances 
  • Be based on YOUR Credit Scores 
  • Be based on YOUR needs 
  • Provide valuable info that can serve as YOUR personal roadmap moving forward

     The info provided will be based on FACTS.  Facts as they pertain to YOU.  Not myths or stories.  

     If you're a Renter, but don't want to be:  Get facts now ... 




     If in need of mortgage answers ... or if you're hoping to Buy or Refinance in Chicagoland, Illinois, or Wisconsin ... contact me today!  I'll put my 37 years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
     I can easily be found at:


Gene Mundt
Mortgage Originator  -  NMLS #216987  -  IL Lic. #031.0006220  -  WI Licensed

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656


Direct:  815.524.2280
Cell/Text:  708.921.6331
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The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and elsewhere within IL & WI

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2015 Will County, IL Farmers Markets


2015 Will County, IL Farmers Markets

     
     I married a farm girl.  And you might take the girl off the farm ... but you don't take the farm out of the girl!   

     Many people share my wife's love of gardening ... and the "fruits" of a farmers and gardener's labors.  Fresh vegetables, fruits, seasonings, flowers, jams, jellies, more!  

     When purchased at a local Farmers Market, all are a great way of feeding yourself and your family fresh healthy foods, saving money, supporting local farmers, and keeping your expenditures local.
    

     In Will County where I live, many of the towns host Farmers Markets during the growing seasons each year.  So, I did a little bit of research and gathered info and directions to some of our County's best markets.  I've listed them below for your enjoyment and convenience.  

     I hope you have an opportunity to visit many of our local Will County Farmers Markets over the next few months ...  





2015 Farmers Markets 
in Will County, IL 




New Lenox French Market
East End of Route 30 Metra Parking Lot 
Days Open:
May 2nd through October 10th, 2015
Saturdays:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more info:  815.462.6400

Lockport, IL Farmers Market
222 E 9th St, Lockport, IL
Days Open:
June 1st - August 31st, 2015
Mondays:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
For more info:  815-838-1183 

Frankfort, IL Country Market    
100 Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL
Days Open:  
June 6th to August 30th, 2015
Sundays:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
September 13th to October 25th, 2015
Sundays:  10:00 am to 1:00 pm
For more info: 815.954.9788

Mokena, IL French Market  
Southeast corner of Wolf Rd. & Front St., Mokena, IL  
Days Open:  
May 2nd to October 31st,2015
Saturdays:  8 am to 1 pm
For more info:  708.479.9631 

Joliet City Center Farmers Market
116 North Chicago Street, Joliet, IL
Days Open:  
June 19th to September 25th, 2015   (No Market July 4th)
Fridays:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Evening Market - Joliet City Farmers' Market
July 15th and August 12th, 2015
Fridays: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
EXTRA Dates:  June 24th, July 15th, August 12th, 2015
Wednesday Hours:  5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
For more info:  815.774.6066

Joliet Junior College Farmers Market
1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL  (Greenhouse Parking Lot)
Days Open: 
May 28th - September 17th, 2015   
Thursdays:  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
For more info:  815.280.6622

Channahon Farmers Market
Channahon Park District (along Rt. 6)
Central Park
Days Open:  
Starts June through October 
Thursdays:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm
For more info:  815-467-PARK (7275) 

Plainfield's Historic Downtown Farmers' Market
IL-59 & W Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL
Days Open:  
June 6th - September 26th, 2015
Saturdays:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more info:  815.436.1342

Bolingbrook Farmers Market
@ The Promenade on Sanburg Street, Bolingbrook
Days Open:  
June 11th - August 13th, 2015  
Thursdays:  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 20th - September 17th, 2015
Thursdays:  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For more info:  630.235.1376 

Crete European Market
1321 Main Street, Crete, IL
Days Open:  
May 16th - October 10th, 2015
Saturdays:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
For more info:  708.672.0729

Peotone Farmers Market
North and Railroad Streets, Peotone, IL  (In front of American Legion Hall)
Days Open:
Opening Day: June 13th   (On 2nd and 4th Saturdays)
Saturdays:  8:00 am to Noon
For more info:  you@nicolegreen.org

Naperville Farmers Market     
200 E. 5th Avenue, Naperville, IL
(Included, as portion is in Will
Days Open:
June 6th - October 31st, 2015
Saturdays:  7:00 am - 12 Noon
For more info:  630.369-5638

Park Forest Farmers  Market
271 Lakewood, Park Forest 
Days Open:
May 2nd - Oct. 31st, 2015
Saturdays:  7 am to 1 pm
For info:  708.748.1118

Aurora Farmers Market ATC
        
    Aurora Downtown Farmers Market:   
    June 6th -October 17th, 2015 
    Saturdays:  8:00 am - 12 Noon        
   Aurora West Farmers Market:  
   July 8th - September 30th, 2015 
   Wednesdays:  12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm 
   Aurora East Farmers Market: 
  July 9th -August 27th, 2015
  Thursdays:  2:30 pm - 6:30 pm   
For more info:  630.256.3370 

Tinley Park Farmers Market
17116 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL  (Evon's Trophy)
Days Open:
May 30th - October 10th, 2015 
Saturdays:  7:30 am - 12 Noon
For more info:  708.532-9260

Wilmington Farmers' Market
North Water Street, Wilmington
Days Open:  Saturdays
8 am to 1:00 pm

Lemont's Farmers' Market
Talcott & Stephen Street, Lemont  (Talcott Sq. Parking Lot)
Days Open:
Tuesdays:  8:00 am to 1:00 pm
June 2nd thru October 27th, 2015
Additional Info:  630.243.2700

Homer Glen Farmers' Market
14933 S. Founders Center, Homer Glen
Days Open:  Saturday  
Hours:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm
More Info:  Merrill's Markets

       
     The average American eats less than 2 servings of vegetables per day.  That's almost 5 times less than the amount recommended by physicians.  

     For men to maintain proper health:  Eat up to 9 servings per day. 
     For women to maintain proper health:  Eat at least 7 daily servings.

     Will County Farmers Markets can be a great reliable resource for finding fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies ... at very affordable prices.  (Many local Farmers Markets accept Snap/Link/Assistance Cards. Please check prior to attendance, at each venue.)   

     Search out a Farmers Market in Will County or nearby.  You'll improve your diet and save money ... all while helping your local farmers too. 

 
    
     

     *  Thinking of Buying, Building, or Refinancing a Home in Will County or elsewhere in the Chicagoland area?  Contact Me today!  I'll put my 37 years of mortgage expertise and experience to work on your behalf. 
      I can be easily found at:
Direct:  815.524.2280
Cell or Text:  708.921.6331
eFax:  815.524.2281



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