BeLocal NW Chicagoland Suburbs

Discover Local Favorites in your hometown!

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When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents? With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more.

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

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Dolly McCarthy

Dolly McCarthy

Are you new to the Northwest Suburbs? Do you own a fantastic business in the area? Do you love to support local? Whatever your answer may be, I am excited to share this amazing resource for all things local to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago – Bloomingdale, Elk Grove, Itasca, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, and Schaumburg.

I have lived here my whole life, but I am still discovering local gems! I am passionate about helping new residents find things to do, places to go, and great local businesses to use. BeLocal is designed to be a word-of-mouth guide from current residents to new residents so they can find hidden gems, hot spots, and high-quality businesses quickly.

If you are a new mover, you can feel secure knowing I have interviewed every business partner in this magazine to be a trusted source for you. By the way, I'm always looking for our top businesses to introduce and recommend to new movers. Reach out to learn more!

Enjoy BeLocal! Dolly

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