Vernon Hills Summer Cel Weekend Kicks Off Tonight!

Vernon Hills Summer Cel Weekend Kicks Off Tonight!

Written by: Toni Pastorino Vernon Hills is getting ready to kick off its annual Summer Celebration, which runs Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, and features tons of activities for people of all ages.     Summer Celebration has long been a symbol...

Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Host to Perfection’s Naked Lime Cake

Sisters Barbara and Carolina are the talented entertaining experts behind Host to Perfection. Their Instagram feed is pure inspiration, and this Greenwich, CT-based duo now have almost 40,000 followers getting ideas from their tablescapes, recipes and more. The women...

Meet A Mom: Marilyn

Meet A Mom: Marilyn

Marilyn is the heart of a fabulous family we are grateful to call neighbors! She is a Mom of three sweet, kind kiddos, wife to one of the best Dads around and her sister also lives down the street. This family was drawn to the Libertyville community from the city 7 years ago after attending the annual tree lighting in Cook Park with her sister. They loved the tight knit community and vibrant downtown. Marilyn is proud to be an Instructor at Heather’s Gym, her community within a community. She is a recent member turned instructor and shares her experience in this full interview. Come see how her love of fitness, music and motivating others shines through in her classes! Check the HG website and app for a listing of Marilyn’s classes!

Financial Freedom by Tranel Financial Group

Financial Freedom by Tranel Financial Group

      What does financial freedom mean?   What does it feel like, and look like?   The answer is different for everyone.     That's why we created our Life Enjoyment Experience Process, which helps anyone to achieve their unique...

Meet A Mom: Jena

Meet A Mom: Jena

Where are you from and how long have you lived in town? What brought you to the area?   I grew up in Arlington Heights, IL, and have lived in Wildwood (unincorporated Grayslake) for 15 years.  My family spends a lot of time in Libertyville—our church, Grace...

Meet A Mom: Liz

Meet A Mom: Liz

Meet Liz, a former teacher and current stay-at-home mom of two. Liz and her husband Chris grew up in Deerfield, but now live in Vernon Hills. Liz’s first husband was an Illinois State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty. Read more to learn about the important work Liz does since she was widowed in 2013.

Meet A Mom: Kim

Meet A Mom: Kim

    Can you please describe your family, where you live and how long you’ve lived there. Why did you choose to live in this area?   I live in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago with my husband, Clark, 3 year old son, Gavin, and 1 year old daughter,...

Meet A Dad: Jim

Meet A Dad: Jim

I’m honored for you to meet Jim, husband and father of two, a fan of all things Libertyville and history. He is a local business owner, author, radio news anchor, and his family has been living in the Libertyville area for over one hundred years! You may recognize his name as the author of the book “Libertyville” or the owner of our local Money Mailer. He has brought the local flavor into this coupon book that arrives in your mailbox each month! When I say he is a history buff, it is no exaggeration! Jim has been a member of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society since he was just nine years old. Jim has a large network and is a huge supporter of local businesses in central Lake County. Read more to learn about his journey and local family favorites!

Meet A Dad: Todd

Meet A Dad: Todd

I am proud to introduce you to Todd, husband to a Libertyville native, father of four, and part owner of Aspen Landscapes, which has been in business for 23 years! You may run into him around town at his favorite places: Dairy Queen, Mickey Finn’s, Shakou, and Tavern. Look for him and his company in the Libertyville Days parade tomorrow!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide!

 If we’re being real here, summer reading for moms can be a bit of a pipe dream, particularly for those of us who have young kids (as in, you need to be 100 percent focused on them to keep them alive). Or kids with crazy sports schedules. Or full-time jobs. Etc., etc....

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

The Local Moms Network Summer Reading Guide for Kids!

We decided to put together a Summer Reading Guide for Kids, with recommendations from some of our moms across the country that make up The Local Moms Network. Check out their picks and freshen your reading routine this summer! Escargot by Dashka SlaterRecommended by:...

Summer Hot Dog Bar

Summer Hot Dog Bar

          Besides ice cream, there are few foods that scream “summer” more than hot dogs, right? So we wanted to share this adorable hot dog bar from one of our favorite food bloggers, Jessica Merchant of How Sweet Eats. Mom to Max, 4 and...

Meet A Mom: Joyce

Meet A Mom: Joyce

I am so proud to introduce you to Joyce, the Director of the Greater Chicago Chapter of Safe Families for Children. She incorporates the theme of “Hospitality as a Way of Life” as she tells her story. Her warm, caring nature comes from her family history. I hope you enjoy hearing about her journey and are inspired to get involved!

Meet A Mom: April

Meet A Mom: April

Meet April, a loving Mom who devotes a large portion of her time to advocating for the safety of her children. She grew up in Wilmette and is a clerk for an Appellate Court Justice in Chicago. While living there she met her husband, a Libertyville native. He also works in the city for one of our beloved sports teams – the Chicago Cubs! They chose to raise their two daughters in his hometown of Libertyville. We are lucky to have this family who is making a big impact on the safety of our children with the Be Smart campaign. Read more to learn about April and the meaningful work she is doing in our community!

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