RE/MAX Metro Chicago Real Estate Network Brings Balloon to Tilton Elementary in Chicago’s West Garfield Park on May 3

Elgin, IL, April 22, 2010 --( The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will visit George W. Tilton Elementary School, 223 N. Keeler Ave. in the West Garfield Park area of Chicago on May 3, where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX metro Chicago real estate network.

The students at Tilton Elementary will learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved, and they will see a demonstration on how the balloon functions. The RE/MAX balloon will visit more than 40 schools this spring in northern Illinois.

The program will be presented three times, at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m., in the school gymnasium to accommodate all 500 students. The 75-foot-tall balloon envelope will be inflated with cold air, permitting students to walk inside it. The presentation then will conclude outdoors with a demonstration of how the balloon basket and burners operate.

RE/MAX is the leader in northern Illinois real estate sales and has been number one in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market since 1989. In 2009, the RE/MAX network in northern Illinois closed more than $6 billion in sales.

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,500 associates and 121 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide residential, relocation and commercial real estate services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. The network’s Web sites, and, are two of the most popular real estate Web sites in northern Illinois and nationwide, respectively, according to, Comscore and Hitwise, which are online intelligence services.

RE/MAX Northern Illinois is part of RE/MAX International, a global real estate organization with 6,500 independently owned offices and 93,000 member sales associates in 78 nations.

Jim Nathan