Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Joey Rossa started out mowing lawns, but he now owns his own landscaping business, all at the age of 16.
Wednesday, May 8
Libertyville High School sophomore Joey Rossa just turned 16 but he's already an entrepreneur having established his own landscaping business, JMR Landscaping, which has turned into a $60,000 a year business, according to a story in the Libertyville Review. Rossa started his business last year and has a been beautifying the village with help from his staff and his own equipment, reported the Review. Read the full story here. Also check out Rossa's Facebook page to learn more about his business.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Frappuccino Happy Hour runs through May 12.
Starbucks' Frappuccino Happy Hour is back! Customers get half off any size or flavor frappuccino until May 12 if they visit a Starbucks location between 3 and 5 p.m. The popular blended coffee beverage comes in a variety of flavors including Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Mocha Cookie Crumble, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip, White Chocolate Mocha and more. Libertyville Starbucks 542 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Friday, May 3, 2013
Check out the top 5 rated Mexican restaurants in Libertyville, 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 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?
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Dinner, shopping or just strolling in downtown Libertyville. Make a night of it!
Join MainStreet Libertyville in celebrate "First Friday" in downtown Libertyville from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Stroll through the downtown where you'll find surprises on every corner, from live entertainment to exhibits. Select stores and restaurants will also offer customer specials. Here are some of the highlights: How Impressive!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Do you wish your Libertyville 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. Libertyville 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 …
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 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Have you heard about the Libertyville Grill inside Sunset Foods?
Monday, April 29
Libertyville locals are lunching at a place that may surprise you—Sunset Foods at 1451 Peterson Road. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays, the "Liberyville Grill" is the place to grab fresh, homemade wraps, paninis, burgers, salads and more, according to a feature in the Lake County News-Sun. Customers and offices can even call ahead with their order. They also have dine-in tables. "People like it because everything’s made fresh. There’s nothing made ahead of time. And it’s such a good deal because you get a sandwich and a side," grill operator Sallie Pugliese told the News-Sun. The grill is planning an expansion in a few months along with outdoor seating and a new menu. Weekday hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Discounted gift certificates to nearby eateries from Restaurant.com
Friday, April 26