Articles by Chris Linden
Four Classic Festivals to Celebrate Autumn

Now that the weather is turning and the days are getting shorter, it’s time to focus on the family fun that comes with fall. Learn about four quintessential fall festivals in the northwest suburbs.

Positive Signals Abound in Greater Barrington

As more people catch on to the attractions around the Barrington region, competition is rising among businesses that want a piece of the action. Uncover some of the positive trends shaping this go-to destination.






Seize the Autumn Spirit

No place else can you experience fall quite lik you will here in the Midwest. Because it’s a season to savor, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite ways to enjoy autumn in northwest Chicagoland.






The Secret Sauce of Economic Development

Economic development might sound like a boring topic, but it’s actually the secret ingredient to collectively attracting, retaining and growing businesses at home. Susan Dobbe-Leahy, of Dobbe Marketing, in Crystal Lake, shares why this critical tool can impact your marketing strategy.






Home Design: Maximize Your Space By Minimizing Clutter

If your kitchen or bathroom feels a bit cluttered, know that there are ways to tame the chaos and create a sense of order. These local designers show you how smart planning and space-saving solutions add up.