There is still time to add a brick paver patio to your Lake Geneva home

Lake Geneva brick paversAnother summer has slipped away and we’re well into another Lake Geneva autumn. Hopefully, you made the most of the warmer weather. If so, that probably includes the time you spent in your own backyard – barbeques, maybe a party or two, relaxing as the sun set on the other side of Lake Geneva … (read more).

Performance Unlimited all in for Shop With A Cop party Nov. 20

SWAC… On Thursday, Nov. 20, they’re going to a party. But not just any party – this is the Shop With A Cop party, the annual fundraiser to benefit children of families with financial challenges. Denny Norton, the owner of Performance Unlimited, is a member of MC3, the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce business networking group that hosts the event. Norton is one of the driving forces behind the group’s efforts with McHenry County Police Charities … (read more).

All is well in Lakemoor when your wells are well chlorinated

In Lakemoor, many of the homes and businesses are served by well water. Unlike city water supplies, where, for the most part, the only requirement is to turn on the water when you want it, a well requires a degree of maintenance and care … (read more).

Tread wear is not the only hazardous tire condition

Rubber meets the road_72One sure way to tell if you need new tires is to look at the tread wear. After driving 50,000 miles, or so, there’s no surprise if you need new tires. Of course, that also depends on how you drive. A heavy foot, either accelerating or braking can lead to faster tire wear, not to mention higher fuel usage and brake wear. But, there are other reasons you’ll want to pay attention to your tires … (read more).

Are you prepared for snow removal?

SnowCatWhat if you couldn’t get your car out of the driveway or if your customers and employees couldn’t get their vehicles in the parking lot at your store or office? What if the short walk from the car to the front door was hazardous? This isn’t a hypothetical scenario or a plot for movie. It’s real. It happens every year. And, around here, in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, we call it winter … (read more).

Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin pumpkin patches offer family adventures

Stades farmWhat’s Halloween without pumpkins? You can carve a scary face, a funny face or any face at all – but a pumpkin still means Halloween. However you carve it, once you put a candle inside and share your creativity, that orange glow will shine like a beacon as your contribution to the night’s festivities.

There are pumpkins at the grocery store. Sometimes, you may even see a road-side stand selling pumpkins. But, if that’s all you do when you choose your pumpkins, you’ve passed a wonderful adventure that thrives in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin … (read more).