Spring in 
SW Lake

When I was in high school, I didn’t care for March. The wind became warmer; the snow started to melt and my favorite season was almost over. You see, I was a competitive downhill ski racer. March signaled the winter sports season was ending, and it was time for me to turn in my skis for a slower paced life.


Around Town

At the Hawthorn Woods Village Board of Trustees meeting held on January 25th, 2016, Officer Anthony Cortez was recognized by Mayor Joseph Mancino, the Village Board, and administrative staff for excellence in DUI enforcement. Officer Cortez led the Hawthorn Woods Police Department in the number of driving under the influence arrests in 2015, accounting for 50% of the department’s total…

District 95 Film Festival

Elementary Category (Grades K-5) 1st Place - Nick Schroeder, "The Best Ride-a-long Ever" 2nd Place - Drew Morton, "The Fourth Grade Chronicles: Readers Beware" 3rd Place - Gavin Trudeau, "A Day in the Life of a Stormtrooper"

Range Rover Sport SVR Performs like a Sports Car

Neck-snapping acceleration and cackling exhaust pipes are the first signs that the Range Rover Sport SVR is a performance car dressed in SUV clothes. The snarling 550-horsepower V-8, borrowed from Jaguar F-Type, is capable of propelling this two-and-a-half-ton rig to 60 miles per hour is 4.5 seconds and has a top track speed of 162 mph. The eight-speed automatic is…

Lake Zurich Area
 Chamber of Commerce Evening of Excellence

January 23rd, 2016, the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Evening of Excellence at the Concorde 
Banquets in Kildeer. Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Barrington Area 
Chamber of Commerce 2015 Award Winners

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce announces its 2015 Business Awards and New Board of Directors at The Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Reinventing the Barber Shop

Jeff Eggert was ready for a change. "Ask anybody who's spent decades in the corporate world and they're likely to know exactly what I mean," says Jeff while relaxing with a cup of coffee a few steps from his newest venture, 18|8 Fine Men's Salon in downtown Barrington. After 29 years in corporate finance for two highly successful Fortune 500…

Discover Australia

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit this wonderful country three times in as many years. There is so much to explore and so many beautiful sites to see. Not only that, but it’s truly somewhere that I’ve never felt more safe and welcome. To put it simply, Australia is a magical land that will hold a huge piece of my…

Take a Healthy Step

Healthy eating and exercise play a key role in aging gracefully. Fortunately, there are many tips and resources available to help navigate healthy eating while aging. Follow the tips below in order to take a healthy step into the New Year.