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LifeStorage Opens New Facility in Barrington, Illinois

by Kim Kilpatrick January 23, 2014 5:22 PM
LifeStorage announced the opening of its newest facility in Barrington, Illinois. This brings the number of facilities in Illinois up to 28. It is located at 1455 South Barrington Road. [More]

LifeStorage in Addison, Illinois, Hosts Car Show

by John Stevens August 29, 2013 12:41 PM
Last summer, a buddy and I were on a short road trip. We stopped to get a burger for lunch. We decided to eat at a nearby park that we knew about. When we got to the park, it was more crowded than the stores on Black Friday at Christmas time. We were unhappy and rather put out. But then, we noticed that the crowd was due to a car show. We quickly ate our lunch and then spent an hour looking at classy antique cars and trucks - and even a couple of tractors. What a serendipitous activity to stumble upon! [More]

LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, Will Hold a Yard Sale June 2

by Tony Gonzalez May 31, 2012 3:48 PM
Now that summer is here, yard sales are springing up all over the place. Some yard sales are sponsored by individuals or single families. Sometimes, families join together to create a huge yard sale in the hopes of drawing bigger crowds. Sometimes, even self storage facilities sponsors yard sales for charitable organizations. LifeStorage in Matteson, Illinois, is one of those storage facilities. [More]

College Students - A Good Self Storage Market to Tap Into

by Holly Robinson April 23, 2012 7:44 PM
How many colleges do you think there are in the metropolitan Chicago area? Two? Ten? Maybe twenty or twenty five? Would you believe that there are over 80 community and junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools? That means there are a lot of students living in the area.

The end of the school year school year is drawing to a close and that means that many of these college students will be heading home, to internships, or places for summer work – and many of those students need a place to store their belongings for the summer. [More]

Prager Moving and Storage Donates Truck to Tornado Relief Efforts

by John Stevens March 15, 2012 4:01 PM
An EF4 tornado with winds up to 170 mph ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois, during the morning hours of February 29th. Parts of the city were leveled. Hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged. Within a few sort hours, Operation Blessing (groups of disaster relief teams) sprang into action.

Elementary school teacher in Naperville, Illinois, Janelle Kreiling, felt compelled to do something to help Harrisburg residents. She felt that Harrisburg was like a second home to her because one of her college roommates was from Harrisburg. [More]

Self Storage Facility Used to Train Canine Units

by Kim Kilpatrick March 5, 2012 5:00 PM
Self storage units are used for a variety of different things besides storing personal items or records and documents for businesses. Across the nation, self storage owners and managers have allowed charitable organizations to store non-perishable food, boxes of winter coats, hats and gloves, and toys. All of these things were designated to be given to the less fortunate in their communities. Recently, one self storage facility provided support in a very creative way. Local law enforcement agencies used it to train their canine units. [More]

LifeStorage Mokena Continues Food Drive Through 2012

by Kim Kilpatrick February 13, 2012 6:18 PM
At Thanksgiving and during the Christmas holidays, people open their hearts – and their wallets – to help out the less fortunate members in their community. People donate toys, food, coats, gloves, and money to various charities in their communities. The holidays are behind us yet LifeStorage in Mokena, Illinois, has decided to continue its food-drive efforts throughout 2012. [More]

Safeguard Self Storage Opens Tenth Facility in Chicago

by Tony Gonzalez December 20, 2011 9:15 AM
Safeguard Self Storage recently acquired its tenth facility. Their newest location is in Chicago and is located at 9001 West 47th street in McCook Village, 15 miles west of Chicago. Safeguard has 10 locations within the Chicago area and 63 stores nationwide. [More]

LifeStorage in Mokena, IL, Holds First Event

by Kim Kilpatrick October 13, 2011 9:17 AM
LifeStorage-Self Storage in Mokena, IL, is sponsoring a community garage sale and Move-In Special October 14th and 15th. It will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is the first event that the facility has sponsored since merging with LifeStorage. [More]

Ronald Boorstein Inducted into the Self Storage Hall of Fame

by Holly Robinson October 12, 2011 9:22 AM
Ronald Boorstein, who has worked in the self storage industry for twenty-one years, was inducted into the 2011 Self Storage Hall of Fame. Those inducted have made meritorious contributions to the self storage industry and to the Self Storage Association. The ceremony was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. [More]
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