Hales Property Management Newsletter

June Newsletter

Inside this Newsletter

  • Important Dates to Remember
  • Updates at Hales Property Management
  • Maintaining Building Security in the Heat of Summer: 3 Tips
  • Best of the Blog
  • Maintenance Tip: Reversing Ceiling Fans for Summer
  • From the Desk of Keith Hales

Important Dates to Remember:

June 2-5 Maifest
June 3-4 Chicago Gospel Music Festival
June 6 – Aug 25 Millennium Park Music Series
June 10 – 12 Ribfest Chicago
June 10 – 12 Chicago Blues Festival
June 10 – 12  America’s Cup World Series
June 22 – You’re Invited – Open House at Lush Wine & Spirits hosted by Hales Management
June 25-26   Randolph Street Market Festival
Jun 26 Chicago Pride Parade

Planning your Chicago summer festival schedule?

Here’s a look ahead at all the festivals coming up for Summer 2016.

Did You Know?

We’re in the Midst of Chicago Festival Season

As you’ve probably come to notice that, in the past few years, the number of summer festivals in Chicago has skyrocketed. Including neighborhood fests, the city is home to more than 400 festivals every summer, easily ahead of any other city in the country in both number and diversity. Who knows, maybe it’s the fact that Chicagoans are bottling up their energy between November and April every year, but as you’ll see from the Important Dates section on the right, Chicago summer festival season is in full swing, with more events going on than anyone can hope to attend in one season.

We gave you our list of the Top Chicago Festivals for the Summer last month, but our list is by no means exhaustive. For a complete list of festivals (or, at least, as close as you can get), visit this page. 

Updates at Hales Property Management

Warmer weather is finally upon us! Hales has officially initiated our summer hours schedule which will be Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM until 5:00PM and Fridays, 8:30AM until 1PM.
We would like to welcome our summer interns Brady Wincapaw and Brandon Perez to the property management team!

Hales Online Web Portal

Have a question regarding your ledger or have a maintenance request for the common areas of your building? Simply log on to the online web portal to submit requests directly to our property management team. The site is mobile friendly and allows for a photo to be attached as well!

Maintaining Building Security in the Heat of Summer: 3 Tips

As temperatures get hotter, buildings residents do many things to stay comfortable. However, keep these tips in mind to help maintain building security this summer season:

  1. Keep exterior doors closed. It may occasionally be tempting to prop open exterior doors to get a cross-breeze going in the common areas, but tenants should resist this temptation in the interest of keeping the building secure. Keeping exterior doors closed is also the environmentally-friendly option, because it keeps the air conditioning in the common areas from working overtime for nothing.
  2. Monitor first-floor windows. If you have a first-floor unit, only keep windows and sliding glass doors open when you’re at home if they’re easily accessible from the street.
  3. Follow standard security procedures. Summer in Chicago means grilling parties, so you may a higher volume of people asking you to buzz them into the building in the next few months. In the interest of maintaining building security, only buzz in those you know and trust.

With these basic security measures, owners and tenants can ensure building safety will not be a problem this summer season.

Best of the Blog

Our blog is still posting weekly advice for owners and residents. Here are 4 recent posts we were particularly proud of:

Green is good in terms of sustainability, but also in economic factors. The trend is growing in Illinois and beyond...


We’ve all made mistakes when it comes to decorating, here are a few tips to avoid common mistakes and make your house a home...


If you live in a mixed-use building, you may come across disputes between the commercial and residential owners..

Maintenance Tip

Reversing Ceiling Fans for Summer
Reversing your ceiling fans from their winter setting is the easiest way to save money on your energy bill this summer. Here’s how you can do that by simply flipping a switch:

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