Posts in category "Illinois"

Illinois Weekend Getaway Featuring Frontier League Baseball

Illinois Weekend Getaway Featuring Frontier League Baseball
Ever want to escape your block or neighborhood and explore what Illinois has to offer? Maybe take in a local baseball game (that isn’t the Cubs or White Sox)? Or just eat a small corner restaurant in a completely different city that isn’t one you drive by every day? Well I have  a mini weekend... Read more »

Two For Two On "Storms Of The Century"

Being that this is the second summer my wife and I have lived in Carol Stream and that we are “two for two” in the gigantic storm experiencing department (sure, I wasn’t home yesterday when the storm actually hit, but I saw the aftermath and what all the commotion was about). I’m almost thinking that... Read more »

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"

Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between"
Once upon a time, the market crashed. Remember 2008? Not ringing a bell, just look around Chicago: Vacant storefronts, boarded-up buildings, and empty lots littered with trash bags and beer cans should have—would have—could have been thriving shops, homes or community parks. Instead, they are the lingering villains of the recession. But for every villain,... Read more »
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Dude...A Statewide Toll Increase...Seriously?

As most people that personally know me, one of the many nicknames I get called is “No Tolls Matt” (it also goes along with my “thriftiness”)…reason being is that for at least the last 3-4 years, I’ve made a point to avoid tolls at all costs, even if it takes an extra 15-20 minutes to... Read more »

Chicagoland Casino Expansion Good or Bad???

Who doesn’t like gambling?  Sure it sucks when you lose, but that feeling of free money when you win…isn’t that one of the best feelings in the world when your trying to figure out what your going to buy? Most of us having to travel far to get that kick in won’t have that far... Read more »

Buy Online to Escape Illinois Sales Tax? Doesn't Look Like You Will Be Able to Anymore...

According to an article I saw in the Chicago Tribune today, the state of Illinois is expecting people to dig through all their records and receipts from items purchased online since June 20th, 2004 and submit payment of the taxes they would have paid if purchased at a brick & mortar store around the corner.... Read more »
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