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  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Apr 11, 2014 10:06 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of April 7.

  • Weathersfield West in focus of neighborhood profile Apr 4, 2014 12:01 AM
    Weathersfield West in Schaumburg is a unique neighborhood because it features many large California ranches with a lot of floor space, large rooms and good-size yards, said Mike Machlet, real estate broker with RE/MAX Destiny. “Residences are semi-custom tract homes with brick and cedar exteriors and are very well constructed by Alfred Campanelli.”

  • St. Cecilia is focus of neighborhood profile Feb 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    While driving along Golf Road, you may not notice the sought-after St. Cecilia subdivision because it’s tucked away off the main thoroughfare behind Clearwater Park and St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

  • Painted Lakes focus of neighborhood profile Feb 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Natural beauty, open space and wetlands define the Painted Lakes subdivision, where no home backs to another home. Situated on Deep Lake Road north of Route 132 in Lake Villa, Painted Lakes features 218 single-family homes and 134 townhouses built by Centex in the mid- to late 1990s.

  • Black Walnut Trails in neighborhood spotlight Feb 7, 2014 12:01 AM
    Fifteen years ago when Marguerite and Rich Ledone drove to Sugar Grove to check out the real estate, they found a lot in a nice quiet cul-de-sac in Black Walnut Trails. Today the couple enjoys life in the subdivision.

  • Naperville’s Farmington in neighborhood profile Jan 31, 2014 3:20 PM
    Anne and Mike O’Malley have resided in Naperville’s Farmington subdivision for 17 years. During that time they wanted a larger kitchen, and began looking at homes in other areas. But the couple decided to keep their house, remain in their neighborhood, and add more square footage.

  • Neighborhood profile features Olde Schaumburg Jan 24, 2014 12:26 AM
    Olde Schaumburg looks like a scene from an old Victorian photograph with its gabled roofs, rich red brick, and wrought iron fences — elements reminiscent of 1890s architecture.

  • The Trails in Roselle focus of neighborhood profile Jan 10, 2014 12:06 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.

  • George Rowe of Elgin is excited to share his hometown’s history Jan 10, 2014 2:21 PM
    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.

  • Winston Hills boasts charm, friendly neighbors Dec 27, 2013 5:48 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."

  • Neighborhood profile features Chestnut Corners Dec 20, 2013 12:51 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.

  • Waukegan’s Oak Crest in neighborhood spotlight Dec 13, 2013 12:56 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.

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood profile focuses on Apple Country Estates Nov 29, 2013 12:03 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.

  • Model home profile features the Jasper in Walnut Glen Nov 8, 2013 12:08 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.

  • Neighborhood spotlight focuses on Banbury Ridge Nov 1, 2013 12:48 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.

  • Neighborhood profile features Libertyville’s Havenwood Oct 25, 2013 12:41 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.

  • Neighborhood profile features Silk Stocking Oct 18, 2013 12:21 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 in Lake Villa in neighborhood focus Oct 11, 2013 2:00 PM
    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.

  • 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.

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