Articles by Chris Linden
Tastes Like Summer: 14 True Hometown Festivals

Rid the word “boring” from your vocabulary. We’ve picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic.

Nonprofits That Support the Arts

Our region is full of artists who crave opportunities to showcase their work. Learn how these local nonprofit organizations preserve and promote the arts.






A Better Way to Blend Indoors & Outdoors

Going far beyond an ordinary sunroom, these luxurious all-season rooms are in a class all their own. Meet the craftsmen behind these beautiful conservatories, and learn why they’re different.






For Curb Appeal, Simple Details Make a Big Impact

What sets your home apart from every other property on the block? Learn from the local experts how small details, like your roof, doors, windows and garage, have an oversized impact on the appearance of your home.






Crystal Lake Brewing: Doubled Capacity Means Double Excitement

Beer lovers around northern Illinois can’t seem to get enough of this homegrown brewery’s product. Now, with a newly doubled brewing capacity, this Crystal Lake team is setting its sights on the future.