The home improvement industry is white-hot right now, as people make the most of their new at-home lifestyles. But before you jump in, be sure you've done your homework. Here's where to start. ...

Even in the worst of times, good things are happening all around us. For the Barrington area, the past year has proven this community’s loyalty, resilience, and commitment to one another. ...

Do you have all the tools needed to launch and scale your business? In the effort to strategically improve the region, there’s a renewed focus on supporting entrepreneurs through every step of the journey. ...

What do Bob Saget, Jane Lynch, Amy Grant and Joan Rivers all have in common? They’ve graced the stage at Raue Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the 90-year history of this hometown theater and what makes big-name performers feel right at home. ...

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. ...