Articles by Lindsey Gapen
Strokes Can Happen to Anyone

Erin Gianaras had an ischemic stroke when she was only 27 years old. Her powerful story brings awareness to stroke risk factors, symptoms and recovery expectations.

Keeping a Music Tradition Alive in Woodstock

When the Woodstock Mozart Festival closed abruptly, its musicians found a way to keep the music going. See what’s in store for this year’s concert series.






When We Bought Homes from a Catalog

Many American homes were “ordered by mail, sent by rail” in the early 20th century. The concept was simple: flip through a catalog, pick out a house, mail in money. Within weeks, your brand-new home would arrive by train – ready for assembly.






KaleidoScoops: Good, Old-Fashioned Ice Cream

What says summer like an ice cream cone? Meet the friendly face behind this hometown shop in downtown Crystal Lake, and discover what keeps folks coming in the doors all year long.






TLS Veterans Helps to Transform Veterans’ Lives

This nonprofit group in McHenry County provides housing assistance, peer support and employment assistance to veterans in need. The nonprofit is always looking to help more veterans and gather more volunteers.