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Chicago’s Top Realtor Cindy Banks’ Gigantic Home For Sale in West Chicago

Cindy Banks has got you covered when it comes to finding a home in the Western Suburbs. Just this past April, Cindy was featured in the Chicago Tribune for having recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region. Her sales achievements in 2016 led Banks to membership in the Diamond Club, which is the highest honor RE/MAX awards for single-year sales performance by one of its affiliates. 

Today, Banks has a beautiful West Chicago home on the market. It’s a 2.5 acre estate with a long, circular driveway in close proximity to 2 golf courses, forest preserves, the Metra train, and more. The grounds are fantastically manicured—clad in brick pavements and patios. There are 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The house also comes with a 9 car garage and practically a SECOND house! A covered porch, high ceilings, a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, a library and an in-home office, are just some of the things you can’t afford to say no to, especially with a price like this. Opportunities like these are hard to come by, but easy to miss out on. Plan for an open house today!

28W475 Wynn Ave — $775,000

For more information about Cindy Banks and/or this property, contact Cindy Banks at (630) 480-4605


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10 Best Pizza Places in Chicago

Get Menu and Contact Information Below For Chicago Pizza

Marcello’s A Father And Son Restaurant | 645 W North Ave

(312) 654-2550

“It’s deliciously crispy and cheesy. They pack it full of toppings as well so those are worth the extra charge. I am a minimalist kind of girl, so I usually go for plain cheese, or just sausage. The crust is crispy like a cracker… Just right in my opinion.” – Bailey H.

Pequod’s | 2207 N Clybourn Ave

(773) 327-1512

“Our classic, deep dish Pequod’s pie came within about 30 to 45 minutes, piping hot. Delicious as always! Caramelized rim of the crust and top as always!” – Naila T.

D’Agostino’s Pizza River West | 752 N Ogden

(312) 850-3247

“Dag’s pizza is one of my favorite thin crust pizzas in the city. This is walking distance from work for me, so it’s tasty and convenient. It also has huge slices for around $4 which makes it perfect for a cheap filing lunch. Always fast and good. Love it.” – Jason J.

Lonnie’s Pizza | 8343 W Irving Park Rd

(773) 589-1501

“Best pizza on the north side of Chicago! Good crust and excellent sauce. Fast delivery service and very reasonably priced” – Milt S.

Golden Crust Pizza and Tap | 4620 N Kedzie Ave

(773) 539-5385

“My personal pizza suggestion – BBQ Chicken Pizza add Pineapple! Their coconut shrimp appetizer is also incredible!” – Rachel R.

Coluta’s Pizza | 4946 W Diversey Ave


“They add a different kind of spice to their pizza that just takes your breath away.” – Ivette O.

Pete’s Pizza | 3737 N Western Ave

(773) 463-7770

“I’ve eaten at some of the bigger, more well known Chicago pizza places, but my go-to is always Pete’s! Their thin crust is top notch—I always order Canadian Bacon with Pineapple and Ricotta.” – Jessamy M

Gigio’s Pizza | 4643 N Broadway St

(773) 271-2273

“This is the best NY style pizza I’ve had in Chi yet. I am stuck on the sausage—it’s amazing and perfect. Gigio’s doesn’t skimp on the cheese, and the sauce is a little sweet, a perfect counterbalance to the sausage” – Jennifer G.

Lou Malnati’s | 1120 N State St

(312) 725-7777

I don’t mean sausage as in carry out pizza sausage… I mean sausage as in a whole freaking slab of sausage (lean sausage may I add) covering every square inch, every square centimeter on the pizza!! The “Chicago Classic” was so good, so meaty, so cheesy, and oooohhh the crust, Oh so buttery!!” – Sherwin Y.

Mama Luna’s Pizza | 5109 W Fullerton Ave


“For a city famous for its deep-dish style pizza, it’s a shame its thin crust doesn’t get the spot light. They make pizza as it should be. Perfect thin crust. Amazingly delicious sauce. And all proper toppings. This is the pizza people should sample when wanting to try GOOD Chicago pizza!” – Roderick M.


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Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend: July 21-23, 2017

It’s the beginning of a long week, and the only thing that’s seemingly positive about it is that there’s an upcoming weekend. We thought we’d help you out a bit and a make a list of things you can look forward to in Chicago, July 21 – July 23.

Taste of River North: July 21 – 23, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 5 pm- 10 pm | Saturday, July 22nd, 12 PM – 10 PM | Sunday, July 23rd,11 AM – 8 PM

If you enjoy food from local restaurants, like to shop from local vendors, and love a good musical lineup, (check that out HERE) join the crowd at Ward Park for the Taste of River North. It’s happening this weekend on the corner of N Kingsbury & W Erie. While admission is free, there’s a suggested donation of $5.

Family Day by The PrivateBank Fire Pitch: July 22, 2017

12 pm – 3:30 pm at 3626 North Talman Ave

FREE Family Day at the Pitch! The list of scheduled activities include on-field play, inflatables, raffles, and appearance from Sparky, a cookout on the patio, plus more.

Movies in the Parks at Chase:  July 20, 2017

8:29 pm – 10:19 pm at 4701 N Ashland Ave (Chase Park)

The Movie: Top Gun. It’s FREE to see. Bring your own foods and have a picnic.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (Adult Variety Show): July 21 – 22, 2017

10 pm at the stairs below 4707 N Broadway

Kiss Kiss Cabaret  is a dose of charm, music, magic, humor, and the unforgettable Kiss Kiss Coquettes as well as The Underground Vaudettes.  Get your tickets NOW. Age 21+

Kaleidoscope Family Art Festival: July 22, 2017

10:30 am to 3 pm at  111 S Michigan Ave

Remember this? Well we’re calling all artists and artists at heart. This is a family affair. Make art and explore special activity stations during Kaleidoscope Family Festival in the Ryan Education Center at the Art Institute of Chicago. Admission for this event is FREE.

Taste of Gospel in Washington Park: July 22, 2017

10 am – 7 pm at at 5100 S Cottage Grove

Taste of Gospel is hosted by radio personalities Effie Rolfe from Urban praise Radio and comedian BLT from 106.3 FM. The Taste will feature 25 amazing gospel artists alongside 23 outstanding restaurants, selling delicious food and soulful music in Washington Park. Find discount tickets at Goldstar. All proceeds go towards the 3:16 Scholarship fund.

49th Annual Sheffield Avenue festival: July 22 – 23, 2017

12 pm – 10 pm at N Sheffield and Webster

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk features self-guided tours of over 80 gardens, two stages of live entertainment by some of Chicago’s own, guided architectural tours, food and drink, and a plethora of activities for the kids at Kids’ Corner. Donations are $10. The great thing is, all proceeds will go to the continued support for neighborhood schools, local institutions, and community projects, as well as the maintenance of Sheffield as the Garden District of Chicago.

The Magic Parlour Magic Show: July 22 – Aug 18, 2017

Friday nights at 7:30 and 9:30 pm | Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 pm at 17 E Monroe St

The Magic Parlour is in its sixth year and welcomes you to an evening of magical intimacy by an award-winning magician. The event is held in the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Comedy Dinner Show: July 22 – Sept 9, 2017

7 PM at 1113 W Belmont

You are hereby cordially invited to Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding all-themed-80’s fictional wedding at Resurrection Church. The ceremony is followed by a real Italian dinner at Chicago Theater Works and they’re guaranteeing a lot of comedy improv and audience interaction. You can find discount tickets at Goldstar.

Authoress Samara Lynch Book Release Party: July 22, 2017

1 pm – 3 pm at 3104 North Narragansett Avenue (West Belmont Branch, Chicago Public Library)

Help celebrate the release of Mackenzie the Mathematician! which tells the story of a third grader, who’s deep love for math leaves her reveling over becoming a famous mathematician. However, she finds herself in a rut once she enters a math competition. This is the perfect KID FRIENDLY EVENT, ages 6 & up. For more information about the author, you can visit her site HERE.