McHenry Life

Come with us as we explore McHenry County. We’ll share our experiences and we invite you to share yours. Looking for new ones? Whether for restaurants or stores, chiropractors or contractors, plumbers, painters, or accountants, be sure to check out the McHenry Life business Directory. And if you are one of those or another McHenry County business or organization, claim or add your own listing (it’s free) today!

Foxy's storefront and logo.
By Brian R. Brown
Because everyone deserves a little pampering! Join me as I sit down with the mother and daughter team behind Foxy's, who are bringing clean and organic bath and beauty products, along with some vintage furniture and decor, to McHenry.

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Heisler's Bootery's $40 shoes rack.
By Brian R. Brown
Okay bargain hunters, don't miss the Downtown Crystal Lake Summer Sidewalk Sale!
Lamborghini and Porsches at Motor Werks Cars & Coffee 2021.
By Brian R. Brown
If you are going to spend a Sunday strolling through a parking lot, Motor Werks' Cars & Coffee is a great way to do it. Care to take a stroll?
Torse Gerbe (Sheaf Torso) by Hans (Jean) Arp and paintings in the W.T. and Edna Dahl Gallery at the Des Moines Art Center.
By Brian R. Brown
Join us on an extra special journey as we launch a new magazine section and I share a few of my favorites. Cross over the McHenry County line as we road trip to Des Moines...art, Tasty Tacos, and Twin Bings!
Gavers Community Cancer Foundation grant check to Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund at Rush University Medical Center.
By Brian R. Brown
Steve Gavers is a cancer warrior. What follows is not only his Spotlight Story, but the story of his survivorship which lead to the Gavers Barndance and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation...which has profoundly impacted the community.
More open space in the main area at the Crystal Lake Public Library.
By Brian R. Brown
The Crystal Lake Public Library is reopened after COVID restrictions are lowered and their repair project nears completion. Join me as a take stroll around, both inside and out, to checkout what's new!
Wings, Chicken Philly Cheesesteak, and Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla soup from Just Crock It.
By Brian R. Brown
Grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, cozy up in your favorite spot, and get ready for a fascinating Spotlight Story. Our very first Spotlight Story has me sitting down in McHenry with Maggie, the stay home mom of two, turned startup founder of Just Crock It. Hear