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  • George Rowe jumps at the opportunity to talk about Elgin history. His passion for his hometown is evident as he moves through the three stories of the Elgin History Museum. As president of the Elgin Area Historical Society, it is his job to keep control of the 159-year-old landmark museum on the campus of Elgin Academy.

    George Rowe of Elgin is excited to share his hometown’s history Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    George Rowe has a passion for history, particularly that of the city of Elgin where he lives. Working in Old Main, a historic building on the campus of Elgin Academy that houses the Elgin History Museum, Rowe is in charge of keeping Elgin's history alive for visitors to the Elgin Area Historical Society. And even with the thousands of pieces of history within its walls, Rowe can't belp but feel the bulding is part of it too.

  •  The Trails neighborhood in Roselle has a homeowner’s association that maintains three parks, a clubhouse and swimming pool.

    The Trails in Roselle focus of neighborhood profile Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Lee Ann Lucas came upon The Trails in Roselle 32 years ago, its scenic beauty and contemporary California look appealed to her. “I liked the way the subdivision looked; it wasn’t boring,” Lucas said.

  •  Castaldo Park, located near Winston Hills in Woodridge, hosts community events throughout the year and boasts a playground, volleyball court and disc golf course.

    Winston Hills boasts charm, friendly neighbors Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jerry and Cati Heinrich moved to a home in Woodridge’s Winston Hills almost 23 years ago after overcoming several personal hardships — most with the support and help of people in the neighborhood. “People opened their arms for us with such kindness. ... This is what endears us to Woodridge."

  •  The Chestnut Corners neighborhood in Lake Zurich features 270 houses built in the mid-1990s.

    Neighborhood profile features Chestnut Corners Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Homes in Lake Zurich's Chestnut Corners were built in the early to mid-1990s, yet they show many of today’s current features. Considering when the subdivision was built, it’s unique because homes offer many ageless features, like open floor plans, 9-foot ceilings and luxury bathrooms.

  •  Homes in Oak Crest, like this one on Dorothy Court, were built by several builders so there is a wide variety of styles.

    Waukegan’s Oak Crest in neighborhood spotlight Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    After living in the midst of public traffic and congestion, Natalia Alvarez and her husband purchased a home six years ago in Oak Crest, a neighborhood in the northwest corner of Waukegan. “I like the country feel here. There’s a huge farm in back of us where we see horses and sheep, and at the corner, there are always ponies outside," she said.

  • Larry Moats, left, consults with Paul Seils of Busse’s Flowers, who will help decorate the Moats’ family home for Mount Prospect’s holiday housewalk.

    Prospect Park homes, history featured in holiday housewalk Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    One of Mount Prospect’s “toniest” neighborhoods will be on display Dec. 6 when the Mount Prospect Historical Society holds its 26th annual Holiday Housewalk. When Axel Lonnquist planned his Prospect Park Country Club subdivision , he promised large, improved lots, a community center, golf course, tennis courts, bowling greens and a bridge path.

  •  Apple Country Estates is a neighborhood of 82 homes just off Gossell Road inn Wauconda.

    Neighborhood profile focuses on Apple Country Estates Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    About 25 years ago, Harry Wieder and his late wife Dorothy took their kids for a country drive out to the Wauconda Apple Orchard, where they went on hayrides and bought apples. the Wieders moved out to Apple Country Estates 15 years later, right next to land the apple orchard had occupied.

  •  The Jasper model is one of 11 floor plans offered at Walnut Glen in Island Lake.

    Model home profile features the Jasper in Walnut Glen Nov 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nestled in the Black Crown Forest Preserve, Walnut Glen features large family homes and oversized home sites that back to ponds, trees and open space. William Ryan Homes offers 11 floor plans at Walnut Glen in Island Lake.

  •  Wingfoot Park offers open space and recreation in the Banbury Ridge subdivision in North Aurora.

    Neighborhood spotlight focuses on Banbury RidgeNov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    When Michelle and John Ven Huizen chose to live in Banbury Ridge 11 years ago, an array of amenities attracted them to the small subdivision in North Aurora. “We liked the mixture of new and old, the park and the (Fox) river, the proximity to I-88. It was a variety of things,” Michelle Ven Huizen said.

  •  Homes on Harms Avenue in the Havenwood neighborhood in Libertyville.

    Neighborhood profile features Libertyville’s Havenwood Oct 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Older, charming homes, an abundance of mature trees and a convenient location near schools and downtown draw homebuyers to the Havenwood neighborhood in Libertyville.

  •  Residents who live in the Silk Stocking neighborhood in Des Plaines enjoy the open space provided by Potawatomi Park.

    Neighborhood profile features Silk Stocking Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    A charming mix of homes along tree-lined streets, nationally acclaimed schools and a walk-to-town location attract buyers to the Silk Stocking subdivision in Des Plaines.

  •  Cedar Ridge Estates subdivision in Lake Villa is about half way between Chicago and Milwaukee.

    Cedar Ridge Estates in Lake Villa in neighborhood focus Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Once a posh resort town for the affluent, Lake Villa today offers a thriving residential and business community that attracts more and more homebuyers each year. Jill and Ralph Tosi are among those homebuyers, having moved to the Cedar Ridge Estates subdivision from Peoria 18 months ago.

  • The Harvard model home evokes the Federal style at Bowes Creek Country Club, a Toll Brothers community in Elgin.

    Bowes Creek Country Club presents Harvard model home Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bowes Creek Country Club presents the Harvard, a luxury model home in its Masters Collection of single-family estate homes with wonderful views of nature and green spaces. The Masters Collection of 159 homes is offered by Toll Brothers, developers of the Elgin community.

  • Houses in the White Eagle Club neighborhood straddle the border between Naperville and Aurora.

    Neighborhood profile looks at White Eagle Club Aug 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Beautiful custom homes, million-dollar views and amenities galore await homebuyers at White Eagle Club, a premier golf course community in Naperville and Aurora. White Eagle Club opened in 1987 when it hosted the Parade of Homes, where the area's finest custom builders presented their houses for visitors to tour.

  •  A number of custom homebuilders developed the Hampton in the Park neighborhood in Roselle.

    Upscale Hampton in the Park in neighborhood spotlight Aug 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    A small enclave of upscale homes in Roselle, Hampton in the Park, began when the developer sold 89 lots to several builders for the construction of custom homes. One of the builders was Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, which purchased about 25 lots to teach carpentry and other home construction skills to students.

  • The Wexford subdivision along Euclid Avenue straddles the line between Palatine and Rolling Meadows.

    Wexford neighborhood features larger homes Aug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Wexford neighborhood, located in Palatine and Rolling Meadows, is an attractive community with large homes, excellent schools and a good location close to the expressway. Wexford features newer homes by Kimball Hill Homes.

  • The Residences of Lake in the Hills boast a community room, fitness center, computer center, library, walking paths and a gazebo. There are more than 180 people on a waiting list for 92 apartments.

    LITH development offers affordable housing for senior population Aug 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    More than 180 people are on a waiting list for The Residences of Lake in the Hills, a senior living development on Village Hall Drive. The 92-unit building is the first of its kind in Lake in the Hills, offering affordable housing to the 55 and older population.

  • A new home is under construction at 1007 N. Wilshire Lane in Arlington Heights.

    Uptick in new construction in Arlington Heights neighborhoods Aug 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The adjoining Stoltzner and Arlington Farms areas of Arlington Heights are significant now because of the recent uptick in new construction, with a growing demand for single-family ranch homes and lots to build on, said Maria DelBoccio, broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Northwest.

  •  The Waterford model at the Prairie Park condominiums in Wheeling features a great room with plenty of space for entertaining.

    Waterford at Prairie Park featured in model profile Jul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Prairie Park’s Waterford model won a gold key award and remains the Wheeling community’s most popular floor plan. The design shows many great features that appeal to a lot of people, said Jamie Smith, vice president of marketing for Smith Family Construction Inc., developer of the community.

  •  The Ridgefield subdivision features townhouses on Ridgefield Lane built by Kimball Hill Homes.

    Wheeling’s Ridgefield featured in neighborhood profile Jul 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Thirty years ago, Jackie Kirchner’s mother saw a newspaper advertisement about a new subdivision in Wheeling and told her daughter about it. Living in a condo at the time with two children, the couple wanted to buy a new home, and Ridgefield piqued their interest.

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