Get your flapper and bow tie on, and SPARKLE!


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, January 18, 2018

Images of famous Hollywood actresses from 1920’s come to mind as I think about the upcoming Clarendon Hills auxiliary Chapter of Infant Welfare of Chicago (IWC) benefit. Clara Bow, the “it” girl, defined sex appeal, and helped usher in the flapper dresses that we’ll admire as they stroll down our red carpet this coming January 27.

Unlike the ladies at the recent Golden Globes, who appropriately wore black in solidarity, we’ll see lots of color here, and maybe even some bobbed haircuts and cloche hats. Their escorts could even sport a tuxedo or maybe a three-piece pinstripe, just like Rudolph Valentino wore back in those “roaring” days.

At this event, dressing up vintage Hollywood will be all the rage, especially as you make your way to the step-and-repeat backdrop or on the dance floor, where the paparazzi’s flash will capture the moment for celebrities of Clarendon Hills.

With over 300 people attending, this is one of the largest and most popular charities that get the support of our residents. Between the luminaria sales, gala, and other events last year, they raised over $95,000. The superstars of the night are truly the 50 board members in the chapter, who work tirelessly for this cause.

“I originally joined Infant Welfare as a way to meet people in my town, but I quickly realized I was part of an organization whose mission I could quickly get behind,” said Brittany Crooks chair of this year’s IWS benefit. “As a mother, having quality healthcare for my family is very important, and every day Infant Welfare is helping underprivileged mothers in Chicago gain access to that same quality care for their families. I love that the money we raise supports a fantastic clinic that serves as a one stop shop for the entire family’s healthcare needs.”

IWS ‘s Angel Harvey Family Health Center in Chicago is located in the heart of the West Logan Square neighborhood, where the clinic serves children and families who are in need of health services. The clinic is known for their “barrier-free” access to optometry, dental, pediatric and adolescent health and Child Centered Health and Advanced Therapy. According to the society’s website, “More than 13,000 patients benefit annually from the Health Center’s quality care which is provided at minimal and/or no cost to those unable to pay.”  

This is the real reason that the local Clarendon Hills chapter is involved in raising funds. 

Julia Costello, who is the current president of Clarendon Hills chapter, recently said that she encourages the board members to take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities in chicago, and to see all the wonderful services they provides to the community.

Julia and her husband Dan are a powerhouse volunteer family in town. Dan, who is part of Home Run Inn ownership, is also the President of Clarendon Hills Little League. With all of the charitable events going on around town, It seems to me Home Run Inn Pizza shows up to most of them. And this event won’t be an exception to that: they have donated their delicious Pizza for a late-night treat to all  patrons.

This year’s “Sparkle” benefit is held at Butterfield Country Club on January 27, and will feature live music by the amazingly-entertaining, dance-invoking, Libido Funk Circus. So while you are contemplating your dress for this evening, don’t hesitate to order a flapper, or that special designer bow tie, and be like one of the Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet and on the dance floor.

 

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 27 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

The art of the game of “Life”


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, January 4, 2018

You get an opportunity early on to decide your path in Life by either choosing the shorter road, which leads to a jump-start in business, or to take the longer one, and go to college in hopes of landing on a career. The college route will certainly involve student loans, but the salary might pay higher in the long run. As you travel along, there are important decisions to be made, like buying auto and life insurance, purchasing a home and buying stocks. There are plenty of babies to have, and sometimes an opportunity to adopt. There will be taxes to pay, and if you land on the right space, you might even have an aunt who leaves you a $150,000 inheritance.

This is the game of Life.

If your family is tied to the District 181 or District 86 calendars, you know that we’re currently on the tail-end of a two-and-a-half week break. For my family, the rest and recovery (“R&R”) is embraced, and well-needed.

On this vacation, we’ve had plenty of time to relax, and to play cards and a few board games too.

Sometimes we just need to hit the reset button, or simply slow down enough to pay no attention to the clock and the date on the calendar. Besides a work year that came to a close, there were plenty parenting and coaching obligations that took a lot of time and energy. I looked forward to getting away from the grind, and to start recalibrating for the new year. The cure—a good, long vacation where you have a closet full of board games.

While sitting around a table, it’s interesting to see the different personalities that come out, and how they interact with each other. You’ll discover who is conservative and who is a risk-taker, which players are sharks and which players don’t care at all about winning.

At one point on our vacation, I was able to sit back and observe all of these personalities while playing the banker for the game of Life.

With almost every roll of the dice, someone in my family had another baby or adopted one. It became a running joke that one of my daughters had more babies than her game-piece car would legally hold.

Landing on a “revenge space” gave a much-needed opportunity to set a sibling back ten steps, or to take a quick $100,000 from them, which also brought a chuckle from everyone—except of course, the one who suffered the loss.

They even “learned” how to be charitable. The game makes them pay $50,000 to an orphanage when landing on that dreaded space. The real learning actually happens when the players help each other navigate the game.

This game and others like it have helped us to relax and appreciate the time that we share, while enjoying each other.

While we were away, a fairly large group of our friends back home in Clarendon Hills got together with their families on New Year’s Eve to socialize, while playing paddle tennis and Euchre. It seems that this annual occasion is growing, and they, too, know the secret to relaxing.

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and it included some “R&R” with family and friends—and maybe some board or card games too.

 

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 27 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

Heirloom Ornaments of Christmas Past


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, December 21, 2017

This is the season to make new memories and to bring out those from Christmas’s of the past. And by now, most of the decorations have been brought down out of our attics, basements and crawl-spaces, and properly hung into their place. The frustrating old lights that had so much promise, didn’t cut it anymore, and have been thrown out. But not to fear, Costco, Home Depot and Walmart always have more, and the new ones have taken their place, and are now glowing on most houses throughout town. But it’s the old heirloom ornaments and decorations that help transport us back to those special feelings about Christmas, and the reason why we drag it all out again, year after year.

I’m not going to pretend about being the one in my home that gets the benefits of putting it all in its place. My wife Amy seems to have an innate drive, like a salmon swimming upstream to complete the journey, and to make our home a special and magical place in the way she has envisioned for our Christmas memories. One of the sweetest ornament that I’ve seen her pull out is a picture together with her dad, dressed in their Indian Princesses vests when she was in grade school – a priceless memory worth bringing out.

Many of the decorations in our home have a history, but it’s the ornament heirlooms of Christmas past that are the backdrop of our Christmas tree, like the mercury glass bead garland, passed down from Amy’s “Grammy”. We also hide a forgiveness nail and a pickle deep inside the base of the tree so everyone can try to find. Our tree has become a living time capsule of ornaments that have been been collected over our 18 years of marriage and while raising our four children.

Added to our tree are several “first year of marriage” and “new baby” ornaments. And as our children make their way through preschool to fifth grade, they brought home their own artistic creations that we love to show off.. Maybe you have the similar story about your tree?

My mother, who lives in Riverside Illinois, recently tagged her own three children in a facebook post with a picture of her tree, and a handful of each childhood creations showcased and crowding for a top-shelf space. We didn’t make as many ornaments as children do today, but It’s nice to see that my mom still appreciates them, and puts them on her tree. She has a knack for photography, and travel has gifted us every year with beautiful ornament frames, marked with the year and filled with a picture of each of our children. She has also gifted us many special ornaments from her travels from around the globe.

It’s nice to visit other homes in town whose families have a similar decorating disposition. We traveled recently on a progressive dinner through eight of our friends’ homes in Clarendon Hills. The food was scrumptious, and the company was wonderful; but I couldn’t help keep my eyes from wandering around to see how lovely the homes were decorated. Each had their own flare and uniqueness. One was contemporary-clean, and had a children’s train whistling around under the living room table; while another had decorated almost every inch of the home, and showcased 26 nativity sets. They were all so different and beautiful, but my favorite lawn decoration of the night was of a blown-up Santa in a Bass Pro Shop fishing boat.

So, we continue to make new Christmas memories, and add new ornaments too. Our tradition at the Christmas Walk has been where each of our children pick out a keepsake ornament from Joelle’s Hallmark Store. I’m sure that one day, they will drag these and others that we pass down, out of their own attics, basements and crawl space, while reflecting on memories of Christmas past.

Merry Christmas from Mike, Amy Micah, Abigail, Noah and Elizabeth.

 

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”.  Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 27 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

 

The 2nd letter to Elf on the Shelf


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, December 7, 2017

Dear Elf on the Shelf,

It’s been almost two years since I wrote my first letter to you.

I love to exchange our little notes back and forth during Christmastime, but I wanted to write you a longer letter to make sure you know what to tell Santa from me, and what has been going on around my town lately.

I’ve gotten a little taller and a little wiser; and I’m beginning to understand more about the holidays, and how they work around my house. And as I get older, I’ve been thinking about some of the holiday characters. Some of them are nice, because they help mom and dad make it fun for us kids; but some of them are just plain weird.

First of all, I just want to make sure that you know you’re my favorite helper of all, because you are always so nice to me. You sit on the shelf all day figuring out what I want for Christmas, just so that you can let Santa know. But mostly I like you, because you never tell him when I’m not so good. But like I said two years ago, I would be extremely grateful if you would tell Santa that my brother has not been so nice.

Just for the record, my least favorite character is the leprechaun. It seems strange that on St Patrick’s Day, he goes around town trashing people’s houses.I think the short, little green guy is scary, and my mom doesn’t like him either, so we make sure the doors are locked tight so he won’t get in. So far, we have stayed safe, but many of my friends have not.

I’m also wondering if you happen to know the other green guy—you know, the Grinch—who gets caught sliding down chimneys to steal little kids’ toys? I don’t think he’s actually a real character, but most likely he’s just a little lonely. I heard that he is going to be at Chuck’s cafe in Darien for a few days up until Dec. 23. I was thinking that maybe you could talk to him and see if you can cheer him up?

Did you hear that Miss Kelly (our superintendent of recreation at the Clarendon Hills Park District, Kelly Smith) has a new staff member named Dodge? He is just like you, but instead he is an elf for our entire town. He has already been busy visiting with the children at the Active Learners Preschool, and has been seen hanging around the registration desk at the community center, and on the park district’s Christmas tree.

Like you, every night, he seems to travel to a new location. I hope the kids know that his magical power goes away if they touch him. It would be fun if you and I go to visit him while he is around town.

I heard that he has a packed schedule these next few weeks, making appearances at the gingerbread house decorating party, and hanging out at the lunch with Santa on Sunday. He really is a great helper to Miss Kelly.

Thanks, Elf on the Shelf for watching over us, and please tell Santa that I want a hoverboard and an Echo Dot for Christmas!

 

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 26 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

Happy Thanksgiving! Slow down, enjoy this town.


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, November 23, 2017

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

As you choke down your turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, just remember that tomorrow is Black Friday, which means Christmas is just around the corner. Doesn’t it seem as though we just put Halloween back in our attics, and are now speeding through the holidays like we’re on an eight-lane highway?

It’s time to slow down a little.

After all, isn’t that one of the reasons you moved to this charming little village of Clarendon Hills? It’s the charming part that really shines during the holiday seasons. With all of its little shops and small restaurants, it’s easy to be recognized by name, and to know the owners of these shops personally.

It’s time to pull into the slow-lane, and make your next stop the annual Clarendon Hills Christmas Walk next Friday night, Dec. 1. The Clarendon Hills Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event as a gift to residents each year. By definition, a chamber of commerce is designed to drive business for its members’ establishments. But this evening is different. The businesses are open for the night to celebrate the holidays and you: the people of Clarendon Hills.

There are no Black Friday specials being served, but you might find a homemade treat or something yummy to drink made personally by the one of the business owners.

Sadie will be in her English Garden Flower Shop greeting people; Kelly will have Vintage Fresh open, serving her homemade sliders; the guys at Do It Best (Clarendon Hills) Hardware usually pour their famous punch; Krista will be packed at Talley’s; and you can usually find Joelle (the owner’s daughter) making a visit to Joelle’s Hallmark store. And you know Angelo (the friendliest face in town) will be open at Brama La Pizza to give good cheer.

If you get to town by 6 p.m., you will see the tree-lighting, as it kicks off the event at the village hall, just north of the railroad tracks. Afterwards, the crowd crosses the tracks into the business district where live music is being piped into the streets from my office at Coldwell Banker. When they hear the loud holiday music, people are often surprised to find that the band is actually playing right in our corner windows. And all at once, like a swarm of locusts coming through town—and into my office—that first wave hits! My colleagues and I do our best to keep up with the demand of pouring and resupplying the food trays. We’re not alone—all of the businesses are ready and excited to greet guests.

Santa usually gets into town around 7 p.m., meeting with the children at the J. Kenneth Sloan Memorial Triangle. His elves serve up hot chocolate, while the Clarendon Hills firemen dish out hot roasted chestnuts.

The horse-drawn carriage runs all night. With all of the exciting building construction going on around town, the route is a little different this year. So make sure to jump in line early, because this ride is very popular.

The chamber pulls out all the stops with a live ice sculpture carving, a mime that strolls around town, and carolers entertaining with their well-known Christmas favorites.

The best part of the evening is visiting with the people you know, with the businesses owners in town, and slowing down in the best and most charming little village of Clarendon Hills.

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 26 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

 

A Review with a Twist – Mike’s first review


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, November 9, 2017

 

We had the opportunity to celebrate our dear friend’s monumental “29th” birthday this past Saturday night at the newly-opened Michael Jordan’s Restaurant in Oak Brook.

It seemed like a perfect time for this columnist to go a different direction and get out of my comfort-zone. There have certainly been pieces in the past that I’ve written on restaurants and their owners, but this is a shot at my first review, with a twist.

We had an ideal 7:30 p.m. seating time with enough room built-in to stop at the basketball icon’s massive 90-seat bar for some libations. The atmosphere was electric and packed, but we were in luck when an upright table opened up just in the nick of time. Looking through the menu, the rhubarb bitters caught my eye as an interesting (but risky) ingredient for a signature cocktails. So I gave the “Twisted Manhattan” a whirl. The jumbo ice cube was drowned with the delicious concoction that I could never had made on my own, and was made perfect by the two scrumptious cherries garnish. The others in my group had a spattering of martinis, while the boys enjoyed their Pipeworks, Ninja Versus Unicorn freshly drawn from the keg.

Having grown up in the MJ era, and witnessing the two three-peat championships of the Chicago Bulls, it wasn’t hard to gawk at all of the photos of His Airness. There were plenty of photos of Michael for sure, but to me, it seemed subtle compared to the greatness he achieved. So when we were escorted to our dining area, I took my time to study a few of the photos that had never been made public.

The cocktails were doing their job, so by the time we were seated, this group was hungry. As another round of celebratory drinks were served, we put in our order of appetizers. The big appetites and eyes led us to two orders of Nueske’s double-smoked bacon, a couple orders of their ultra-rich, signature garlic bread with blue cheese fondue, a Wagyu meatball with a tomato gravy, served with grilled ciabatta, and prepped tableside, the 23-ingredient chopped salad (subtle hint).

It was a feast. The bacon was probably favored by most, and was quickly devoured, but the birthday girl fancied the meatball.

By the time the starters were being cleared, the realization of over-ordering was becoming apparent, and the talk around the table was turning to sharing, and ordering light. That was about the time when our waitress swished the three-pointer, and began sharing the chef specials. We had three “yes’s” for their seared sea scallops, and I chose the medium rare, wet-aged Petite 8 once strip steak accompanied by three scallops. The surf and turf was a perfect choice, given the amount of decadent consumption that had already taken place. If we were at The Hall of Fame, football coach Mike Ditka’s place, I would say to go for the 30-ounce bone-in Tomahawk rib eye. But we’re dining at a place the star of the movie Space Jam owns (how my children know him), and if you want to soar and fly higher, go a little lighter.

The icing on the cake was actually a cake with a candle and a song—with Michael Jordan himself making an appearance. Did you know that he’s a tenor and carries a lovely tune?—Well, not this time, but maybe at our next visit, we’ll see Michael hanging out in the bar of his namesake restaurant.

Overall, the food was delicious, the service was what you would expect in fine dining, and the décor was perfect for anyone living through the victory years. I loved the experience of celebrating our friends there. I give it two thumbs up—or maybe a restaurant review should be stars; I give MJ’s five stars.

From the inside cover of the menu:

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

 

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 26 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com

The Shot that Exploded in Pandemonium


From Mike McCurry’s “Talk of the Town” column in The Clarendon Courier, October 26, 2017

 

It was a shot that had been practiced hundreds of times, until it was perfect. But on this night, more was riding on the shot, and it meant so much more. This was the big dance—the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game.

It had been an epic battle that came down to the last four seconds. Trailing 73-72, Indiana Hoosier junior guard Keith Smart shocked the world, and sank an 18-footer over the Syracuse defense. The impact of that shot shown live on national television exploded in pandemonium in Bloomington, Ind.

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Now that baseball season is sadly and officially over, we can continue to watch our Bears and my Vikings, and also my first love: basketball.

My passion for football probably came from my dad, who played at the University of Miami. He was later my coach for football (and every sport) until high school. I was part of a football family, and it was just part of my DNA.

Even though football was king in my home, it was not my first true love. Having grown up in Indiana, I can testify that almost every driveway in my neighborhood included a standing basketball hoop, or had one on the garage. After school, you could usually find my friends and I playing a pick up game somewhere around town. We would play almost every day—even after football practices. It was an integral part of the culture in Indiana, and it seemed this was the chosen sport everyone wanted to participate in.

During the offseason in high school, many of my football buddies joined the male cheerleading squad for basketball season. It was a strategic move, because it got us excellent courtside seating at the games, and since most gyms were standing-room only, fans were regularly turned away. Our cheerleading squad brandished large megaphones, and performed stunts with our female counterparts. Our high-school experience was centered around the Friday night basketball games, and we loved it.

Now having my own children, it seemed natural to have a basket in my driveway. You can often see us shooting hoops until late at night. My youngest daughter was recently chosen to play for a travel team, and I couldn’t be more excited for her. She is the tallest girl in her class, so I’m sure it will give her an advantage on the court. She began her young career at the Clarendon Hills Park District with coach Kelly Smith, superintendent of recreation. Kelly does such a fantastic job organizing the children, and has an enormous amount of patience.

The park district just started its boys’ and girls’ fall youth basketball league. If you have a first-, second- or third-grader, you should quickly call Kelly, 630-323-2626, to see if there is still room. The season goes from Oct. 24 to Dec. 16.

And if you are an adult who still likes to play basketball, the park district will open up the Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS) gym for adult-only play on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Many locals play pick-up games year-round over at Hinsdale Middle School, but this is an opportunity to play on our home court, at CHMS, and on the newer hardwood floor. It’s just $3 for residents.

On Wednesday, November 22nd at 9:30 AM at Prospect School, there will be a free throw challenge for parent/child teams. It’s appropriately called the Turkey Shoot Out and kids of all ages can come participate. Prizes are given out to the teams in each age group (ages 8 and under, 9-10 years old, and 11-14 years old) who make the most of their 10 free throws.  Registration is open now and required.

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It was a dream come true to be on campus for that 1987 National Championship game against Syracuse, and when Keith Smart drained the shot. Pandemonium really did hit the streets, and within minutes, thousands of fans gathered in the frigid cold to celebrate the victorious Hoosiers. Many of them clambered around the middle of campus at Showalter Fountain. The iconic fountain contains a statue in the middle known as the Birth of Venus, and has water-spewing dolphins surrounding it.—

But this wasn’t the first time I celebrated around that fountain for a basketball championship—Indiana won it in 1981. On that occasion, I saw the huge bronze fish being pulled from their attached state as they seemed to come alive, dancing on the backs of masses of fans celebrating their team, and the greatest game on earth.

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princess; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around the area.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting residents and even a little about history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”. Mike McCurry has been selling real estate in the western suburbs for over 26 years and his office is located at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 His blog can be found at mikemccurryhomesblog.wordpress.com 630-325-2800 or visit his website at www.mmccurry.com