Monthly Archives: December 2008

Parking NOT a Problem at Eastgate Village

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Fortunately, at Eastgate Village one would never need to go far for parking because each townhome has 2 available parking spaces and each condo has at least 1 parking spot.

Parking in Chicago can get quite confusing at times and especially during the winter season.

Even though there are plenty of side streets and parking garages, there never seems to be even a single space available and personally, I’d rather not be spending $20 or more to park. So when it snows right on top of the City Winter Parking Ban, this problem then becomes a nightmare!

Not only are people looking to park where it’s relatively inexpensive or free, who wants to walk several blocks in the freezing cold, up a hill, both ways, through ten feet of snow?

Most of Chicago’s side streets are posted with signs that read “No parking when snow is over 2 inches – Tow Zone” next to the sign that reads “Winter Parking Ban” This is no joke.

Your car will be towed at an expense no lower than $150! That doesn’t include the $50 ticket fee or the storage fees. You may have not caught the latest news on this dilema, but according to an article on MyFoxChicago.com, “149 cars were towed on the first day of the winter parking ban.”

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Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest

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Decorate your door and be this year's Chicago holiday door winner!

We’ve seen the first snowfall and now its official. Winter is here! And that means the Holidays are right around the corner, which means decorating time!

What better way to enjoy the holidays by having a competition? Come join us on Facebook and enter your photo in for our Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Winners receive bragging rights for the entire year! Just click here to join. Enter your photo by December 22!

Need more ideas? Let us help!

Use Lights and Wood: Take a piece of wood and drill holes in it to form a holiday word, like noel or a shape, like a tree. Then thread the lights through the holes. Add a hook and hang it up on your door!

Use Cookie Cutters: Cookie cutters don’t have to be just for making cookies. Take some of your holiday cookie cutters and string them with ribbon, attach each shape to the ribbon with a knot until you have a string of shapes. Then hang them up!

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