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Russ M's Discussions

Bathroom Remodel

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Web Designer
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ M Feb 21.

Car Detailing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Feb 12.

 

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Favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
The people, trees, architecture, and diversity of residents. I feel like I am living in a small town with just enough touch of hipness.
Least favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Property taxes can be a bit much and I think the Village needs to be a little more radical and proactive in revitalizing downtown. There seems to be too much focus and appeasement of special interest groups.
Interests & Hobbies
RC Cars, Sci-fi, and traveling. I am the old guy with the toy car buzzing up and down at 40mph the street.
Favorite local restaurant
Any restaurant that isn't an Italian restaurant (I'm not a pasta fan).
Favorite local shop or business
Trader Joes and Fly Bird

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Bathroom Remodel

Can someone recommend a contractor?  We have a bathroom where I'd like to replace the floor and wall tile.  thanks.See More
Tuesday

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Russ M replied to LizzK's discussion Late Night Food Options in OP?
"Lizz: Welcome to Oak Park.  To be honest, I don't know that there are a lot of places that stay open past 11pm.  I know there are some bars on Madison in Forest Park that serve food.  Those might be your best bet.…"
Nov 3

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Russ M replied to Mic A.'s discussion Mowing (landscaping) company?
"We use M&M landscaping.  I've been pleased with their service and prices. "
Nov 3

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Russ M replied to Mic A.'s discussion Mowing (landscaping) company?
"Are you looking for a one time job or regular mowing?"
Oct 28

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Russ M replied to Mansi JP's discussion Looking for Advice on buying vintage condo on Short Sale
"I'd second Laurie's advice regarding flexibility.  Short sales can take a long time to close so if you have a rigid time frame, I'd recommend avoiding them.  I work on the mortgage side and I've seen them take up to a…"
Oct 13

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Laurie Christofano, RE/MAX commented on Russ M's group Oak Park Real Estate
"What is a preapproval and why do I need one? Hello everyone, I've gotten this question from a handful of buyers recently, so I thought I would address it publicly.  A preapproval is a letter from a mortgage lender that is provided to a…"
Oct 12

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Laurie Christofano, RE/MAX joined Russ M's group
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Oak Park Real Estate

A group for Oak Park homeowners and people considering buying real estate in Oak Park.
Oct 12

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Russ M replied to Jan K's discussion Native Foods
"Thanks for posting.  I was wondering what was going to take over that space."
Sep 15

Russ M's Blog

Undercover OP Police in a Lexus?

This morning on the way to work, I saw a driver get pulled over at Ridgeland & South Boulevard by a grey Lexus IS250 with flashing police lights.  It kind of took me by surprise. 

 

I think the driver was pulled over because they were driving in the parking lane.  They tried to pass on the right under the El tracks at the stop light.  You know how impatient Chicago drivers like to snake to the front of the line at a stop light on the right hand side and then drag race off…

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Posted on July 10, 2012 at 12:24pm

New Shelters At Ridgeland Greenline Stop

I noticed today at the Green Line Ridgeland stop that the there is a new bus shelter for the riders!  Lovely!

It used to be somewhat of a pain to have to wait at the curb for the bus as there was no where to sit.  Often times, bus riders would just stand around indoors at the train station waiting on the bus.  Now we have these nice little shelters.   You can't see it in the photo, but there is a bench to sit down on too.   These must have been put up very recently as they were still…

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Posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

Galloping Ghost - Cool Place for Kids (And Adults...)

I just thought I would share some information about a cool place I found yesterday in Brookfield called Galloping Ghost Arcade.  If you were a kid in the 70s and 80s, you will think you have gone back in time.

 

It is a video game arcade, but it only has the old school video games we grew up on - Pac-man, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Punch Out, Galaga, Space Invaders, Super Mario Brothers, Tron, etc.   All…

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Posted on April 14, 2011 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

What is Your Hobby?

 

 

I am really curious to hear about LiveHere member hobbies. Having a hobby is a great way to release stress.  I am guessing some of you knit, program computers, garden, cook, photography, etc.   So what do you do in your spare time for fun?

 

I have two hobbies that I really enjoy.  The main one that takes up most of my free time now is racing remote control 1/8th scale off road cars.  I race them all over IL, MI, and WI now.  The cars are typically gas powered…

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

Potato Soup with Bacon

I cooked this tonight and thought I would share it with everyone.  It was Delicious...  with a capital D.   It is soup mostly of potatoes, corn, red bell peppers, chives, and leeks. 

 

Of course, I had to throw some nice bacon goodness on top.  I highly suggest you go all out on the bacon and get the Black Forest Bacon from the meat counter at Whole Foods.  Trust me, that regular ole Jimmy Dean bacon will just seem so inadequate after you've had this Black…

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Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:32am

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At 4:18pm on August 1, 2010, Angela Perez said…
Bored. Any suggestions on what to do on a sunday afternoon in oakpark?
At 8:14pm on July 16, 2010, Suzan Jardine said…
Russ,
thanks...that's been the joke for awhile when people ask about "what is it about your cookies??!?!"...I think it's really that they're just made with the stuff we should all be eating...no unpronouncable ingredient names....
if you come by the market again, make sure to say hi!
At 8:06pm on June 12, 2010, Maria Sanchez said…
Hi Russ- Thanks for that link about "visual guesstimating by Police in Ohio". So sad!
At 11:20am on December 29, 2009, Angela Perez said…
a doggie park in oak park would be cute. Id call it oak bark park ....just a suggestion.
At 9:59am on December 24, 2009, Angela Perez said…
Happy Holidays!!
At 2:21pm on August 7, 2009, Jessie @ CarefulPeach Boutique said…
Sure thing!
 
 
 

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