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Kathy Melone
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Koenig & Strey Announce Sales and Listing Leaders for May

June 2012 – Pat Wargowski, Vice President and Managing Broker of the Koenig & Strey Real Living Naperville office, has announced the Sales and Listing … Read more ›

Today, 36 years after he first began building in and around his favorite town, Carr Building and Development continues to make news in Naperville building for empty-nester buyers seeking “right-sized” homes in the neighborhood they love.
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Veteran Naperville builder Steve Carr meets needs of local infill market providing “right sized” homes

Like peanut butter and jelly, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and uptempo music and dancing, Steve Carr and Naperville just go together. Today, 36 … Read more ›

Sculpture garden by Peter Walker. Photo: Timothy Hursley. © PWP Landscape Architecture
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Peter Walker, Co-designer of the National September 11 Memorial, to speak at Botanic Garden

The renowned landscape architect Peter Walker, who co-designed the National September 11 Memorial, will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden June 28. His presentation is … Read more ›

At Oakmont in Mill Creek, five new floor plans have been introduced (one of which is a ranch), each providing four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-half baths, and 2,380 to 3,390 square feet  base priced from $346,400 to $412,300.
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Shodeen introduces new floor plans, neighborhoods and move-in ready homes at Mill Creek in Geneva

Big changes are underway at Mill Creek, the master-planned, golf course community in Geneva, where Shodeen Residential is rolling out fresh single-family home designs and … Read more ›

Visit the Piet Oudolf-designed gardens of Midwest Groundcovers plus three private homes.
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Visit Beautiful Gardens on the Sustainable with Style Garden Bus Tour

Experience sustainable gardens that feature a beautiful mix of hybridized and native plants, water-wise landscaping and long-lasting beauty on the Sustainable with Style garden bus … Read more ›

Bill Shores (courtesy of
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Bill Shores, Chef Rick Bayless’s Garden Manager to Speak at The Growing Place in Naperville

The Growing Place garden center in Naperville on Plank Road is pleased to welcome Bill Shores, garden manager for Rick Bayless on Saturday, June 23 … Read more ›

Councilman seeks tougher maintenance rules for foreclosures

A city councilman is aiming to keep foreclosed properties around Naperville from becoming an eyesore. Councilman Steve Chirico has proposed the city crack down on … Read more ›

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Summer Guide for buyers

Buyers here are just a few tips to consider. Get Pre-approved! This isn't just about what price range your lender says you should be in. … Read more ›

Shop for eye-catching native plants like New England aster, and get gardening advice, at the Forest Preserve District's Native-Plant Sale.
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Get Your Garden Growing at Native-Plant Sale

Are you looking for that something new, that eye-catching touch for your garden? Then go native with plants from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage … Read more ›

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Summer Guide to listing your home

Lots of homeowners are throwing their hat into the ring. Here are a few tips to help make sure you leave a lasting impression with … Read more ›