Articles by Chris Linden - 10
How to Build a New Hospital (A Growth Story)

Expanding into new markets is no small feat, especially in an industry as competitive and tightly regulated as health care. This is the story of how smart business planning guided the new Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

Putting Local Craftsmanship Back into Mattresses

Ray Westman, a Verlo Mattress store owner, knows a good mattress. Learn from this expert on why a custom-made mattress provides a different value from its big-box competitor.

Lake Cook Orthopedic Associates: Aligning to Fight the Competition

When Goliath corporations dominate a market, how can the Davids fight back? This Barrington-area physicians group is betting on a strategic alignment with like-minded players.

The Art of Mourning

The gravestones of our region’s cemeteries tell a tale of their own – if you know where to look. As one Lake in the Hills researcher discovered, the lives of the interred are just as colorful as their memorials.

Sweet Treats to Excite Your Senses

Satisfy your sweet tooth this season with a trip to the local confectioner. We explore six must-see stops and some of their signature treats.