Property Taxes – 2nd Installment – What to expect and how to evaluate them

During the last several months, all properties in the City of Chicago have been re-assessed for tax purposes as the result of the 2012 triennial reassessment. The Cook County Assessor’s Office and the Board of Review expect to complete the 2012 reassessment process before theRead more


Late spring gardening

Soil Care

If you haven’t done it yet, now is a great time to add 2-4” of compost to your garden beds.  If you have containers, you should remove about half the old soil and add new potting soil.  If you have trees, shrubs, or perennialsRead more


5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt, Not Shop, for Your Next Pet

It’s difficult not to fawn over pet-shop puppies and kittens—fuzzy faces with doe eyes and wet noses stare out at passersby. But playing “How much is that doggie in the window?” leaves customers penniless and shelter pets homeless.

With increasing overpopulation in shelters, and rescue organizationsRead more


Expanding your family with a 4-legged addition

So you've decided it’s time to expand your family with a 4-legged addition. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure how best to choose the pet for you household and lifestyle. Regardless if you want a purebred pet or if a hodgepodge lineage is just as cool, withoutRead more


Five Ways to Prepare for the Vet … advice from Tails Inc.

TAILS asked Amy Dicke, DVM, technical services veterinarian for P&G Pet Care, to give pet parents some advice when it comes to being prepared for a trip to the vet:

1. How often should guardians take their pet to the vet?
Veterinary visits should occur onceRead more


Ravenswood Community Council to Host Neighborhood Walking Tour

On April 14th, the Ravenswood Community Council will host a neighborhood walking tour for the American Planning Association’s Nation Conference, showcasing the historic Ravenswood Corridor to a national audience of planners, architects, engineers, and academics.

Participants in this mobile workshop will have the opportunity toRead more


Adopt vs. Buy … helpful pet information from Found Chicago

There are many benefits to adopting a rescue or shelter dog. Unfortunately, people often wrongly assume there is something wrong with dogs who wind up at shelters or rescues. This simply couldn’t be further from the truth.

Dogs end up in shelters for a varietyRead more


Ravenswood Lake View Historical Association Announces Annual History Contest

RVLHA is providing prizes for students for the best history papers or projects on Lake View or Ravenswood. In addition RVLHA is providing scholarships for students who enter the Chicago Metro History Fair contests on these topics.

The deadline for applying is March 7th for elementaryRead more


Mrs. Murphy and Sons Celebrates with 17 Days to St. Patrick’s Day

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro is a contemporary Irish Bistro in the Northcenter neighborhood serving up Irish cheer everyday leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Join them in celebrating 17 days of St. Patrick’s. Email the Foundation by March 10 to be entered in a drawingRead more


Springtime Gardening Tips

Rinda West from Rinda West Designs provided us with some useful gardening tips.

March is a great time to be thinking seriously about this summer’s garden!  Once the weather warms up enough to spend time outside, here are some garden do’s and don’ts: