Erica Burke

Erica Burke

Sage YMCA: Fitness and Fun for the Whole Family

04 October 2011
Published in Lifestyle

Sage YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago in Crystal Lake has a new lease on life and a renewed commitment to the community thanks to a generous donation in the nick of time.

Wickham Interiors: It's What's Inside that Counts

04 October 2011
Published in Home & Garden

From simple and clean to elaborate and colorful designs, Wickham Interiors has done it all. Its namesake Lynne Wickham shares some tips and trends for memorable holiday décor.

Honoring Our Heroes in Portraits

04 October 2011
Published in People

The daughter of a Marine and friend of veterans, artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner immortalizes 20 U.S. vets in her Portraits of American Veterans Project.

The Rockin’ Ghoul Next Door

04 October 2011
Published in People

Moon-Rays — a local band with a spooky sound — provides the perfect soundtrack to the most haunted Halloween bash. B-movie and Hollywood horror filmmakers continue to count on Moon-Rays to scare up their scores.

BBBS: Making a 'Big' Difference

04 October 2011
Published in Places

For 26 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County has greatly benefited local at-risk youth with a proven mentoring program. The need continues and there are so many ways to get involved.

Autumn Drive: Country Roads, Fall Colors Fun for All

04 October 2011
Published in Places

The flavors and colors of autumn meet the treasures of local artisans during Autumn Drive — a different kind of fall festival.

An Artists’ Playground

15 August 2011
Published in Places

Local history and the arts meet the community’s rich past, exciting present and promising future at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake.

Music to Cary’s Ears

15 August 2011
Published in Places

S.T.A.G.E. One Music not only fulfills a need for music in Cary schools, but uses pop and rock music to excite children while teaching the fundamentals. With just a half-year under their belt, its founders have big plans for growth.  

Exclusive! Housewalk Preview: ‘Something Old, Something New’

15 August 2011
Published in Home & Garden

Enjoy an exclusive preview of the four unique local residences of the 37th Annual Housewalk – the biggest fundraiser hosted by the Service League of Crystal Lake.

McHenry County Living’s Outdoor Living Guide

02 June 2011
Published in Home & Garden

Create a backyard sanctuary perfect for entertaining family and friends this summer.