Remus Photography’s shutterbugs shoot playful portraits of families, couples, and kids on location or at their studio. On location they take advantage of locales such as parks, and in-studio they can add props and colorful backdrops to suit the occasion. They also cover weddings from beginning to end, including engagement sessions as well as ceremony and reception coverage. To add extra excitement to any special event, they offer photo-booth rentals that include onsite attendants and a collection of props to enhance poses.
"In your face, loud, and memorable." In 2013, that's how HauntedIllinois.com summarized Statesville Haunted Prison. When it comes to scaring people, Statesville has upped the ante every year since it opened in 1996, recently increasing the area inside its walls by 20%. It has earned a reputation as one of the top haunted attractions in Chicagoland, racking up rave reviews and awards including "Best Haunted House in Chicagoland" for 11 of the past 14 years by HauntedHouseChicago.com, "Must See Top 25 Haunted Attractions in America" by Haunted Attraction Magazine, and a feature on the Travel Channel?s ?Halloween Craziest? in 2013.
Resting in the shadow of the Stateville Maximum Security Prison, Statesville combines cutting-edge effects with extremely detailed setups to create chaos. Inside, visitors creep through a collection of more than 40 horrifying rooms that takes nearly an hour to fully explore. More than 150 characters aggressively berate them every step of the way, conjuring scenes from horror movies or family-vacation slideshows. After escaping the prison, visitors must still make their way through the City of the Dead, a mass grave filled with past inmates who've now risen from the dead. Over the years, Statesville has extended the scares to other on-site attractions, too, including a zombie hunt that arms visitors with paintball guns.
Permalites collaborates with clients to create exterior lighting designs that not only provide peace of mind for homeowners, but also beautify their landscaping and increase the resale value of their homes. Each project starts with an in-person consultation with a certified and licensed technician who will discuss lighting ideas and budget constraints before designing a low-voltage lighting system that will meet those needs. All along the way, technicians keep homeowners informed on the project's progress and long after the job is done, technicians can return to homes to provide upkeep or repair services. Permalites can also prep properties for the holidays with Christmas lighting designs and installation, so homeowners don't have to persuade a jolly, bearded neighbor to camp out on their roof for a few weeks.
Most Popular Service: Bounce House Rentals
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Ez Inflatables,
Jump Orange, Ninja Jump
Pro Tip: Book early as popular days book up quickly
Inside a private, enclosed photo booth from Fun Booth Photos, up to 10 party guests adorned in fun props squeeze together. After checking their silliest faces in the 22-inch touch screen and making sure their hair isn't on fire, guests pose for an 18-megapixel Canon digital SLR inside the professionally lighted booth.
The booth then prints two individual photo strips within 10 seconds, and at the end of the festivities, all pictures are gathered into an album for the hosts to keep. The booth is set up by an attendant, who arrives in party-appropriate attire.
At HomeTown Fitness, guests of all fitness levels can pinch inches in a spacious gym, more than 20 exercise classes, or personal training sessions with knowledgeable staffers. Equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights help clients build muscles on their own, while group spinning, kickboxing, and yoga classes can also be tailored to meet each individual's fitness goals. The upscale health club caters to different age groups as well. The nationally recognized SilverSneakers program targets senior citizens, and a Kid's Korner engages children 3 months to 11 years old with games, activites, and Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions led by trained babysitters.