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All of us in Illinois are asking this question.  I just attended a Women's Council of Realtors Lunch Meeting where the speakers were the Lake County Assessor and the Assistant Cook County Assessor. I learned a great deal. The assessors office in both Lake and Cook County is interested in determin...
09/13/2012
As of April 1st the Village of Riverwoods will have new waste haulers which will provide free toters for both garbage and recycling.  The new contract will provide for large 64 or 94 gallon toters for recycling purposes and the fee schedule is geared to encourage recycling. They will do this by h...
01/16/2012
Once again The Village of Riverwoods Celebrated it's Clean Up Day.  All the neighbors in our area (there are 18 homes here all on at least 2 acres) gathered in our kitchen at 8:30 A.M. for coffee, bagels, and coffee cake.  Then we all put on our vests and began to pick up the plastic bottles and ...
05/14/2011
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On April 6th Bill and I attended the Coldwell Banker Expo at the Rosemont Convention Center.  The wrap-up speaker was Jim Gillespie, President of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  Jim is certainly considered an authority as to the real estate market.  I would like to share  with you what I felt were ...
04/08/2011
Life in Riverwoods is not for the faint hearted.  I am just getting back on line after the blizzard of 2011. During the height of the storm we lost all electric power for over 36 hours.  18 homes in our area were the only ones effected, but we all toughed it out.  My husband and I lit a fire in o...
02/12/2011
Back in October I joined a group of Cyclists called the "Snow Plowers".  It was a group sponsored by Gregg from Deerfield Cyclery. For the 1st 6 or 7 weeks we were able to bike ride from Old School Forest preserve up to Independence Grove a distance of about 13 miles.  It was great fun. Then the ...
01/24/2011
Riverwoods has received the title of Tree City USA and the people of Riverwoods want to keep it that way. This past Wednesday evening I attended a meeting at the Riverwoods Village Hall (a log cabin in the woods) where the new Riverwoods reforestation program was presented.  The Village of Riverw...
11/12/2010
Once again the entire Village of Riverwoods worked to create the biggest and best Halloween Party ever.  This year almost 1000 people turned out for the festivities.  The fact that it was the Saturday before Halloween and the weather was beautiful really helped.  As the Mayor's wife, I was in cha...
11/07/2010
In these difficult times it's more important than ever to say thank you to our past and present clients. Over 50 of our past and present clients attended. We told them that we are revising our business plan and are getting new clients largely by referral from past and present clients and asked th...
08/30/2010
I recently returned from Las Vegas, NV where I attended ProAct, 6 days of classes that will enable me to get my Certified Real Estate Specialist (CRS) designation.  The classes were from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. each day.  It was a grueling but extremely rewarding learning opportunity.  The class I...
07/20/2010
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