Erica Burke

Erica Burke

O’Reilly’s: Window into Her World

07 February 2012
Published in Places

Suzie O’Reilly has been creating works of stained glass art for 35 years. Her sun-catching windows can be seen in her Crystal Lake store and in spaces around the county.All ages are encouraged to take a class with her and create some beauty of their own.

Buying Local Matters

07 February 2012
Published in Home & Garden

Purchasing built-to-last, ‘Made in USA’ goods from businesses in our backyard comes back to us manyfold from its positive boost to our economy to its small environmental impact. It’s a win-win!

A Centennial Celebration for Girl Scouts

07 February 2012
Published in People

Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low brought girls of all backgrounds together to learn self-reliance and resourcefulness. This year, McHenry County – and the world – celebrates the 100th anniversary of this trailblazer, her organization and its predecessors – from new members to the adult volunteers who help keep Girl Scouts moving ‘at the speed of girl.’

Out and About for the Holidays

05 December 2011
Published in Places

Leave the cooking and entertainment to McHenry County’s restaurants, bars and resorts this holiday season!

Material Girl: A Common Thread

05 December 2011
Published in Places

Susie Fox had a vision for a fabric store in downtown Crystal Lake that would serve its predecessor’s loyal clients while appealing to a growing generation of do-it-yourselfers. For more than a year now, her store Material Girl has turned a dream into reality. 

Happy Howl-idays and a Purr-fect New Year

05 December 2011
Published in Home & Garden

With harsh winter weather and the busy holidays, it is a good time to brush up on tips for ensuring a healthy and happy season for your furry friends.

McHenry County Living’s Big Give

05 December 2011
Published in Places

The holidays are all about giving. There are so many charitable organizations in McHenry County worthy of your time and donations around the holidays and every day.

Hitting the Ground Running

05 December 2011
Published in People

A Crystal Lake woman’s life-changing physical challenge literally set her in motion. Today, Lauren Kaminsky is hitting the pavement – and the Internet – to raise awareness for ulcerative colitis.

McHenry County Living’s Last-Minute Gift Guide

05 December 2011
Published in Places

It’s not too late to pick up a thoughtful, unique gift for the folks on your “nice” list – and all from our wonderful local retailers!

Editor's Choice: McHenry County Living’s Holiday Gift Sneak Peek

04 October 2011
Published in Places

Get a jump-start on your holiday giving with these unique gift ideas from local vendors – or, put them on your list! (Image gallery below)