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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 ›

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The Lake County Home Building & Remodeling Expo

The Lake County Home Building & Remodeling Expo produced by Brilliant Event Planning, Inc. will be taking place January 13th – 15th, 2012 at the … Read more ›

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A. Perry Designs & Builds wins Crystal Key Awards

On Wednesday November 16th, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago hosted their annual Key Awards dinner and reception. A. Perry Designs & Builds earned … Read more ›

Nearly half of mortgages in Chicago area underwater

A little more than 46 percent of all single-family homes with a mortgage in the Chicago area were underwater in the year’s third quarter, far … Read more ›

The dark-eyed junco has returned to Illinois for the winter. The photo is in the public domain.

Nature notes: Dark-eyed junco returns to Illinois

While human snowbirds are flocking to Florida in winter, avian snowbirds are flocking to Illinois for their winter vacations. Dark-eyed juncos are back, having flown … Read more ›

Using shredded leaves can help improve your landscape.
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Eco-friendly Landscape Tips for the Fall Season

Mow Don’t Rake Fall Leaves – Eco-friendly Landscape Tips for the Fall Season Go green, or should I say brown. Recycle fall leaves into compost, … Read more ›

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Residential Associations Benefit from MK Asset Management’s Utility Savings Program (USP)

MK Asset Management a property management company (, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, announces the implementation of its Utility Savings Program or USP. The program aggregates … 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 ›

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Oct. 13: Natural lawn care and sustainable landscapes workshop offered at CLC

A workshop for landscape companies, turf managers, homeowner associations and municipalities will be offered on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at … Read more ›