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Service Alley – Your Source for Home Service Providers

TribLocal is proud to introduce Service Alley, our new home services marketplace website. Service Alley is a place where you can find, evaluate, contact and … Read more ›

Signs of storm damage are visible – and treatable – without leaves on trees. Photo: Bartlett Tree Experts
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Look up! Your trees may be telling you something

Have you looked up into your trees lately? If you’re like most people, once the leaves are down, there doesn’t seem to be much reason. … Read more ›

Air trace hole in attic
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Energy Audit Description

As we’ve become a more energy-conscious society, the term ‘energy audit’ is being heard more frequently, but has yet to be standardized. There are ‘do-it-yourself’ … Read more ›

Crystal Lake based Korte Architecture designed this roof in Lake In The Hills with DaVinci shingles. They have the look and benefits of slate but not at the same cost.
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Korte Architecture offers clients high-class, money-saving roofing options

There’s nothing quite like the rich and stately look of slate or shake shingles to top off a new home, or even to enhance the … Read more ›

Matrix Basement Finishing System will turn your dark, cold basement into a warm, cozy room that the entire family will enjoy! Water-proof, mold-proof, fire resistant, and energy efficient, the Matrix Wall Systems are superior to traditional drywall
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Thinking of Finishing Your Basement? Ditch the Drywall

Innovative New Wall Materials Stand Up to Water, Mold and Moisture Summer has come to an end, and before you know it we’ll be facing … Read more ›

Stachybotrys is a black mold but not black mold is Stachybotrys
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What is Mold and Why Do We Panic?

Molds are organisms that may be found indoors and outdoors. They are a part of our natural environment and play an important roll in our … Read more ›

Adam Ruiz, operations manger with Northern Illinois Windows, puts the finishing touches on a window for a client in Crystal Lake.
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Northern Illinois Windows offers clear view of autumn colors

Soon, the leaves will change into a spectrum of colors ranging from reds to yellows, with splashes of greens, browns and purples, as autumn repaints … Read more ›

Trees need water during dry spells.
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Don't forget to water your trees

We’re all sweltering in the Chicago area right now, and when we venture out, it’s often to water our gardens. Just don’t forget to water … Read more ›

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Saving Ash Trees From Emerald Ash Borer

It seems that everywhere you turn there is a new report of emerald ash borer appearing in another Chicago-area community. Unfortunately, with that news comes … Read more ›

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2012 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Commemorative Poster Contest

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show gives you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild by participating in our commemorative poster contest. … Read more ›