Friday, May 3, 2013
Check out the top 5 rated Mexican restaurants in and around Grayslake, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?
Cue up the mariachi band—Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. The celebration of Mexican heritage on May 5 is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in Mexican history and freedom. In the U.S., it is celebrated by observing Mexican culture through food, drinks and dancing. If you are looking for a fiesta with margaritas, live bands and authentic food, here's a list of top five rated Mexican restaurants in the Grayslake area on Yelp! Do you agree with Yelp! reviewers? If not, tell us about your favorite Mexican restaurant. And, how do you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Grayslake McDonald's served breakfast all day or delivered to your home or office?
For years, people who love McDonald's egg McMuffins and sausage biscuits have wondered "why oh why can't we get these any time of the day?" Sit tight. McDonald's is still considering it, according to a story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Grayslake McDonald's locations: In an interview with CNBC, McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said the restaurant has heard the cries from fans to serve breakfast 24 hours a day and in fact offers "Breakfast After Midnight" at select locations—just none around here. Thomas told CNBC that McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future." Delivery service is another concept McDonald's is considering…
New data released this week shows Chicago area home prices fell 0.8 percent in February.
In February, Chicago-area home prices dropped for the sixth straight month according to new data released this week by S&P/Case-Shiller. The data reflects single-family home prices fell 0.8 percent in February compared with January. However, Chicago area home sales prices were up 5.1 percent compared with Feb. 2012, which is the second smallest year-to-year increase after New York in a 20-city index provided by S&P/Case-Shiller, reported Crain's Chicago Business. “Home prices continue to show solid increases across all 20 cities,” said David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, in a statement. “The 10- and 20-city composites recorded their highest annual growth rates since May 2006.” Local prices are down …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Treat your mom to a gift certificate to one of these spas or salons for Mother's Day.
Are you looking for a great Mother's Day gift idea? Why not pamper your mom? Women love to be pampered! We've compiled a list of some local salons and spas in Grayslake, Libertyville and Vernon Hills that you can check out. Be sure to see who won for Best Hair Salon and Best Nail Salon in Readers' Choice, too! Grayslake Mona Lisa Hair-Nails-Body 136 Hawley St. 847-223-2126 Shear Genius Salon 31 S. Seymour Ave., Grayslake 847-231-6640 Ashley Alwin Hair & Nail Salon 250 Center St., Grayslake 847-223-1100 Planet Beach Contempo Spa 100 S. Atkinson Road, Suite 108, Grayslake 847-223-4386 Libertyville Allure Designs In Beauty 530 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville 847-816-0704 Touche' Salon 537 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville 847-680-1141…
Whether you want them to or not, Jewel-Osco has implemented a new policy of following shoppers, and their carts, out to their vehicles. What do Patch readers think?
If you haven't shopped at your local Jewel-Osco grocery store in a while, be prepared for a new customer service initiative that you may, or may not, appreciate. It's called the "cart-to-car" service, according to couponsinthenews.com, and whether you want the help or not, your bagger is expected to follow you and your cart out to your vehicle. The service is mandatory, though Jewel-Osco denies it has anyting to do with keeping track of shopping carts, according to Coupons in the News. "We understand that this is a very different service and it might take our customers some time to understand that we want this to be the norm," said a Jewel customer service representative in the article. It was announced in January that Jewel-Osco stores …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Discounted gift certificates to nearby eateries from Restaurant.com
Friday, April 26
Pulled pork tacos, messy barbecue and Teriyaki lobster rolls are just a few of the menu items served out of the Raging Kitchen food truck.
At last, a welcome addition to Lake County roads—the Raging Kitchen food truck, and it may be coming to a curb near you! Unleashed last fall, Raging Kitchen is a restaurant on wheels offering private catering and bookings for school and corporate events, as well as curbside service in different communities including Deerfield, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Northbrook and Vernon Hills. If you're lucky, you too can feel the rage by checking their website to find out where the truck will be during your next lunch break. Menu offerings include pork tacos, barbecue, beef brisket, lobster roles, chili lime turkey, veggie wraps, cheesy mac, "Chicago" fries and more. Raging Kitchen is operated by Mundelein-based Ruprecht Company, which …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Here are some foreclosures for sale in the 60030 ZIP code.
These are among the foreclosed homes for sale in the Grayslake area, according to AOL real estate listings. Click on each listing to view photos and more property details. 171 Braxton Way, Grayslake, IL 60030 4 bed/3 bath $252,900 65 E Cambridge Ct., Grayslake, IL 60030 4 bed/2 bath $227,900 351 Banbury Ln, Grayslake, IL 60030 4 bed/3 bath $221,500 288 Harding St., Grayslake, IL 60030 4 bed/2 bath $164,000 304 Seafarer Dr., Third Lake, IL 60030 4 bed/2 bath $157,900 33106 North Sears Blvd., Grayslake, IL 60030 3 bed/2 bath $132,900 345 Stevens Ct., Grayslake, IL 60030 3 bed/2 bath $129,000 676 Quail Creek Dr., Grayslake, IL 60030 3 bed/2 bath $64,500 33670 North Royal Oak Ln., Grayslake, IL 60030 2 bed/2 bath $53,500 Read…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act would give states the ability to collect online sales taxes.
The Senate cleared the way this week for the passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which requires businesses with more than $1 million in Internet sales to pay sales taxes to the state where the buyer resides, Slate reported. While a 1992 Supreme Court decision allows for taxing online sales, states don’t collect online sales tax unless the buyer voluntarily sends it. In 2012, states collectively lost an estimated $23.3 billion in sales tax revenue due to online sales according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Huffington Post reported. Michael Mazerov of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the Marketplace Fairness Act would make tax collections slightly more progressive, since poorer Americans are less…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
An increase in the Motor Fuel Tax or a new sales tax are proposed to help fund road improvements.
Illinois drivers are running on empty as they wait for improvements to traffic congestion. More funding for planned road improvements is needed, according to the Lake County Transportation Alliance (LCTA). The LCTA partnered with the Transportation for Illinois Coalition to bring the issue to community leaders. According to their information: Based on the current trajectory, Illinois will have around 5000 miles of road in a state of bad repair by FY 2018. The number in FY 1998 was around 2000 miles. Basically, roads are bad, and getting worse. Elected officials, transportation experts, business leaders, contractors and citizens all came together on April 22 at the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake to discuss how to build …