Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Libertyville, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Libertyville to make it an even better place to live? What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here! Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter and "like" us on Facebook!
Professional organizer offers ideas to declutter and organize your home in the New Year.
Did the holidays bring a whole new level of clutter to your home? The New Year is the perfect time to get a fresh, clutter-free start. The hardest part can be getting started. “It’s the biggest block for people. They don’t know where to start,” said Michelle Prima, professional organizer and owner of Prima By Design, Inc. in Buffalo Grove. “I advise people to start in the area that bothers them the most and will give them the most satisfaction to clear up,” she said. “The first few things they have to get rid of is very difficult. Once the process gets rolling, it’s a lot quicker and easier.” Prima is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers Chicago. She has been a professional organizer for eight years and offers a …