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I’m very excited to announce that the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation has teamed up once again with Special Spaces Northern Illinois Chapter to create a bedroom makeover for Kyleigh, a 4-year-old Arlington Heights girl who lives with chromosomal abnormalities. Because of her condition, Kyleigh suffers from...

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What better way to enjoy the warmer weather than spending it outdoors with food, drinks, music and/or movies? Chicago and Milwaukee offer several free events over the summer designed to bring people together. Check out a few of my favorites below. CHICAGO Millennium Park Summer Music Series Image via City of...

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Spring break is coming so you should book your travel arrangements. Then get on a crowded plane to an overbooked hotel, stand in line for hours in the hot sun at an amusement park, struggle to find a spot at the beach and then come home, do a ton a laundry and then go to work the next morning, OR scratch all that and...

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Sweet Home Chicago. I have always called Chicago home and I believe there’s a reason for it. At one time, I did contemplate moving away from the city, but the thought was short lived once I started comparing other cities with Chicago- there’s just nowhere else like it and I think natives would agree. There’s a...

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On a cold winter’s night, nothing’s better than festive lights. So enjoy these local displays, just in time for the holidays! Chicagoland Area Holiday Train – Chicago Image via David Wilson Flickr The Sprint CTA Holiday Train is a six-car train decorated inside and out with thousands of lights, garland, red bows...

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      By giving back you can strengthen your community, make an impact, build relationships, and gain experience. Plus, it simply feels good! There are so many ways to make a difference that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Below are a few ideas to consider, but the best way to give back is find something...

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Photo credit: Flickr Oktoberfest Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the cool nights, the changing leaves and the pumpkin spiced everything. But most of all I love Oktoberfest. Quick history lesson – Oktoberfest began in 1810 in Munich, Germany to celebrate a Bavarian royal wedding*. The one time event...

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It’s not always easy to plan a vacation let alone take one. Sometimes the thought of doing hours of research, comparing flight prices and scheduling is just daunting to me. I have found a solution that is easy, affordable and convenient: behold the staycation! All of the relaxation, fun and promise of a real vacation...

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Our Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation and Special Spaces have done it again. They have brought smiles and happiness to a child and family in need. Feyza, a sweet, courageous and determined 16 year old girl from Palatine, was diagnosed with leukemia in March and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and treatment to...

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August 1 and 2 is Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend. Coldwell Banker is continuing its promise to help adopt 20,000 dogs in 2015 as it partners with  Adopt-a-Pet.com. As of last week, we have reached a little over half out goal — 11,000 adoptable dogs have found their forever homes! You can participate...

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