Articles by Chris Linden - 9
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.

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.