The more time we spend at home the more we're spending – truly investing – on making our kitchen a true showpiece of the home. Don't plan your next kitchen without these must-have design choices. ...

When opportunity presented itself, the entrepreneur behind this growing company seized his chance to help people save money while improving their homes. ...

The lights are down, but our area arts venues are far from out, as they adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new ways of connecting with audiences. Here's a look at how three venues – Paramount Theatre, Raue Center for the Arts, and The Dole – continue to keep their work front and center. ...

Whether you're looking for a last-minute gift or an excuse to get out this winter, our region's locally owned businesses are ready to cater – and they're finding all sorts of ways to provide just what you're looking for, just how you want it. ...

This owner’s passion for home improvement started in high school and led him into what's become a thriving business. Learn the keys to his success and find out the important values he’s instilled in his company. ...

Homes that heal? It's true. Taking a cue from hospital and office trends, the team at Vertical Interior Design, in Elgin, is helping homeowners to create a holistically designed, comforting home environment – something that's very welcomed these days. ...

What was once a temporary change is becoming long-term, maybe even permanent, as our lifestyles adapt to work-from-home and learn-at-home. We'd probably like it more if our home was up to the challenge. ...

Forced to shut down because of COVID-19, arts organizations across the region are hurting. A new superhero at Crystal Lake's Dole Mansion is raising the alarm. ...

An uncompromising focus on quality – product and service – has been a keystone to this Barrington-area jewelry store. But that's just the beginning of the story. ...

Learn how Dr. Patrick McEneaney capitalized on good opportunities to rapidly expand Northern Illinois Foot and Ankle across the Chicagoland area. ...