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Matt Muenster Crashes Old House New House Home Show

Bath Crashers Host, Featured at Upcoming Home Improvement Event ... Full story

34th Annual Historic Elgin House Tour

Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ... Full story

KNOCK, KNOCK WHO’S THERE? IT’S NORMAN

St. Charles Entrepreneur Bob Mackey develops what he hopes to be the next “big” thing in the toy business. ... Full story

5 ways to boost your home's curb appeal

Spring and summer continue to be the most popular months for selling your home, according to Realtor.com. And with many homeowners staying in their houses for an average of 13 years, your home will surely need some sprucing up to add to its curb appeal. By following a these simple steps, you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank. ... Full story

Standing water in your yard? Solve your drainage problems in three steps

Whether it’s the result of melting snow or a heavy rainstorm, standing water in the backyard is an unwelcome sight for any homeowner. While it’s unsightly and robs your yard of valuable green space, standing water can also cause excessive damage to your home’s foundation and even damage hardscape areas such as patios. These problems can cause thousands of dollars in repairs if left unaddressed. ... Full story

The best and brightest: How to attract the most colorful birds to your backyard

Sparrows to doves, mockingbirds to magpies, every bird that visits your backyard this season will bring its unique brand of delight. ... Full story

Save water - and money - in the most budget-draining room in your house

Certain home appliances and features have a reputation for being energy and money wasters; everyone knows the air conditioner draws more electricity and old, leaky windows boost utility bills. But are you aware of the room in your home that uses – and wastes – the most water? ... Full story

3 ways to make your backyard irresistible to kids this summer

When summer arrives do you see even less of your kids than you did during the school year? Too many American children, tweens and teens spend those extra hours of free time indoors playing with technology, rather than engaging in healthful activity outside. Even when you know where your kids are, you may not understand what they’re doing with all those devices and game controllers. ... Full story

5 ways to get buyers to see your open house as their next house

What makes a person or a family decide a home is the perfect for them? Is it all location, location, location? What about price, schools or the neighborhood? Or is it something else; a feeling they get when they walk in the door, a detail they notice or a scent in the air. ... Full story

How to determine the true value of home improvements

As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. ... Full story

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Traveling Murphy

Traveling Murphy started as a way for me to share all the unique restaurants and fun things to do in…Read more
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Mallory Sills

Fashion Institute of Technology certified Image Consultant and Stylist, Mallory is driven to enhance confidence and celebrate women looking and…Read more
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Sara Snelling, Fox Valley Nutritionist

Sara Snelling is an innovative, forward-thinking nutritionist with a food science, food service and food safety background. While earning her…Read more
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11th Hour Bartending Services

We are a mobile bartending service located in the Fox Valley and have been bringing fun craft cocktails to private…Read more
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