My name is Alison. My husband Phil and I have lived in McHenry county since we were married, 10 years ago. While I am a Hoosier at heart, I love our little city. It’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the busier Chicago suburbs and has the same small town qualities that I miss from where I grew up. Being a Fine Art major, I have a thing for color, patterns and anything out-of-the-ordinary. My husband is like the “A Beautiful Mind” guy, but with cars. We own an Auto Repair shop that consumes basically every ounce of his time. My children are 8, 5 and 1. They are two beautiful, girls and one extra sensitive boy who has a cowlick in his right eyebrow. It makes him look perpetually guilty. Our family is spectacularly dysfunctional in the most beautiful way.