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[VIDEO] 2013: ILLINOIS ST PATRICK’S DAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE; WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 18, 2013

VIDEO LINK TO LAST YEARS WINNER

This year the Illinois Lottery offered its St. Patrick’s Day Millionaire Raffle once again.  The results will be posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 and many will find themselves a bit richer.  The odds are some of the best of all games offered by the Illinois Lottery.

This video link shows one of the MEGA winners from last year.  The entire town of Millersburg, Illinois, pulled together and 117 people won one of the four $1,000,000 prizes.  Wow…now that is amazing!   Also astounding is that another million dollar winner from last year, just stepped forward!  With only a few days left a Wood Dale resident claimed their prize.

Most only dream about what they will do with all that cash….trips, expensive cars, fancy homes, charity donations, sharing with family…and the list goes on.  But only four will win the big prize of $1,000,000…what would you do with that huge amount of money?

Check out this link to see if your dreams can turn into a reality.  And yes…I played too:).  GOOD LUCK!  Hope the luck of the Irish is with us all.   And if you happen to win and want to buy a home in Chicago….look me up!

CHECK OUT THE ODDS OF WINNING!

  • Only 500,000 tickets were sold and are currently sold out.
    • 4 Prizes of $1,000,000, odds are 1 in 125,000!
    • 5 prizes of $100,000 each, odds are 1 in 100,000!
    • 500 prizes of $1,000 each, odds of 1 in 1000!
    • THAT’S 509 TOTAL AVAILABLE PRIZES WITH OVERALL ODDS OF 1 IN 982!
  • The cost is $20 per ticket.

via [VIDEO] 2013: ILLINOIS ST PATRICK’S DAY MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE; WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 18, 2013.

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March 17, 2013 Posted by | CHICAGO NEWS | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013: CHICAGO TURNS VACANT LOTS INTO URBAN FARMS; MAYOR EMANUEL ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN; FARMERS FOR CHICAGO

farmersAs a Chicago real estate agent, I see my share of vacant lots in depressed areas around the city.   Nearby abandoned buildings are an eyesore and haven for gang bangers and drug dealers.  It is scary when showing homes in these neighborhoods, and makes my job a challenge.  Well, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a new idea to combat a portion of this problem in the city of Chicago.  On Friday he announced the launch of “Farmers for Chicago“, which will essentially turn vacant city lots into urban farms for the next three years.

The new program will be supported by private donors and will turn about five acres of city-owned lots into urban farming developments.  Chicago will partner up with the local urban agriculture organization Growing Power.

Neighborhood residents will be trained by nonprofit organizations, to grow food which will be distributed to local farmer’s markets, restaurants, and grocery chains.

It sounds like a good idea and should offer a way to get residents involved within their own neighborhood.  The pride of community found in past decades has been lost, and is felt when traveling through some areas of Chicago.  Hopefully, it will also beautify the dirty garbage filled lots and get more people involved in cleaning up these poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

The next plan should be creating a law enforcement task to reduce the theft and damage of foreclosed properties.  It is sad to see the complete destruction when entering many properties, where you know someone loved and took pride in them while living there.  During a recent showing, I took this photo of a condo vandalized and stripped.  It is shocking to see the pure loss…so STRICTER penalties should also be implemented.

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March 16, 2013 Posted by | CHICAGO NEWS, CHICAGO REAL ESTATE | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHICAGO UNCUT; NEW SERIES PREMIERES MARCH 6, 2013; SHOWCASES LOCAL TALENT

Chicago Uncut premieres Wednesday, March 6th at 11pm on WJYS Channel 62.  The hip new series will feature local independent artists throughout the Chicagoland area.  It offers a great outlet for up-and-coming stars to showcase their talent with the support of local fans.  Uncut will even go one step further; showcasing music videos, night life and much more.

It is an untapped market and should find huge success and an endless array of raw talent.  Chicago is known for creating superstars….can you say Jennifer Hudson?  This will be a show to watch and if you can sing, it may be a great stepping stone to becoming a star!

The hosts include Lea “Lukie” R and E-Sinnit and the Executive Producer is Kali Carter.  Welcome to Chicago!  We are looking forward to this new way to promote talent in our great city!

For more information visit:  http://www.chicagouncut.com AND click on this link to enter for a chance to win a FREE music video.

March 1, 2013 Posted by | CHICAGO NEWS | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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