Taming the 
Lion of March

March: it just isn't what it used to be. We remember the saying that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Maybe climate change has had a calming effect on what seemed to be the problem child of the calendar; these days, it seems more like "It might snow in March but more likely we…

March 2017 Around Town

In a Mardi-Gras themed celebration at Lake Barrington Shores Country Club, the Wauconda Area Chamber installed its new officers and honored these businesses for their local efforts in 2016:

Discovering Castles in Scotland

Scottish Castles have long been associated with romance and excitement, and the green fields of Scotland are rife with them. From the Highlands to Dumfries and Galloway, they range from relics of the 12th century to fine stately homes designed by great 18th century architects, each making you feel that you have stepped right into a fairytale.

A Practical Approach To Teen Driving: 3 Safety Tips for Parents

We’re all concerned about increased risks with new drivers on the road. And if you’re parents of new drivers, it can be a sensitive topic to discuss, and therefore all too easy to overlook.

Historic Long Grove Rebounds… Again

If you’ve driven through historic downtown Long Grove recently you may have noticed an uptick in activity, as this irresistibly quaint little burg once again shakes off the dust to break new ground. 

First settled in the 1840’s, this intersection of two Indian trails became a commerce center for area farmers. By 1900 it featured two corner stores, a creamery,…

Modern Home Gadgets

“There’s no place like home,” and, there’s really no place like home when it comes to 2017 technology. With the modernization of technology and automation of homes, who wants to leave? We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest modern “home” gadgets you won’t know what you ever did without. Mevo: We have countless ways to document our lives—social…

Four Reasons To Market Your Home Now

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Star of the Big Screen with Bill Murray, and Weather Prophet Extraordinaire, said we’re in for a longer winter. Surprisingly, that could be great news if you are thinking about making a move this spring. Why, you ask; how can freezing cold weather be a good thing for any market? Here are…

Helping the Road Warrior in All of Us

In the shadow of the downtown water tower, at the busiest corner on Wauconda's Main Street, stands an unassuming business that has been operating nearly 40 years. “I’m lucky, I’ve got the best location around,” says Mark Wolfe, owner of John’s Complete Auto Service. “We’re right where a lot of people in the area pass by either because they are…

The Body is a Team Player

Board Certification is a credential that many often understandably confuse with licensing. Licensing and board certification are completely different processes. Physicians must become licensed to practice medicine in the U.S., but not all physicians are board certified.