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Illinois Home Education (IHE) is an ongoing service project. It was started by our family as a service to the homeschool community in the state of Illinois.

IHE offers several services to the community:

  • IHE provides information to those seeking to learn more about home education in the state of Illinois.
  • IHE provides website design and website hosting for Illinois home education groups. IHE will provide free space on its servers to local organizations in need of these services.
  • IHE also offers tutoring in basic computer skills, web design, local area networking and computer repairs. We do offer onsite servicing for those within a reasonable driving distance. Contact us for pricing on these services at

The effort is a family affair. Karen (a.k.a. "Mom") handles most of the web writing and much of the design. She has many years of experience as a writer, editor, web designer and computer tutoring. Karen has been a professional graphic designer and desktop publisher since 1997. Along with owning and operating KZH Design, she teaches computer arts courses and gives private computer lessons in the Chicagoland area. For non-homeschooling sites and other information about KZH Design, visit Read Karen's blog, Crazy Cat Lady Mews, to learn more about feline TNR, life issues and computer related information.

Tim, the oldest son of the family, is responsible for maintaining the office computer network and also completes some of the web design. Tim has had his own computer services business since he was in high school; visit his blog at Tim also works for a local company as the head of their IT department.

Jeff, the middle son, is a mathematics instructor, a developer for the Bodhi Linux operating system and he plays and writes about Magic The Gathering tournaments throughout the country. Jeff lives in Bloomington, with his wife and son. Learn more about Jeff on his blog at

Doug, the youngset, works for a Chicago based computer company. He is fortunate to be able to work from home. He resides in Bloomington, where he is also finishing his degree in Computer Science. Doug enjoys creating computer graphics and 3D animation. He writes a blog and posts some of his artwork at the TopHATTwaffle website.

David, husband, father and grandpa, works for himself. In the fall of 2014, he launched 3 Boy Home Services, doing custom carpentry, stained glass and home inspections. Karen is thankful for the amazing home office he built!

To find more home education information online, visit the links to the left.

For more information, please contact us at

~The Hoogland Family

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