Success Stories: Yours & Meyn, Simply Designed

This home decor business in Crystal Lake may have started with a simple “Why not?” moment, but it’s the determination to succeed that kept this business going strong through a tough economy.

Some Holiday Decorating Help from the Pros

It’s a big job preparing your home for the holidays, but there are businesses in our region that help to make the season bright — and do so easily. We caught up with a few to learn what it takes to make a great holiday home.

Holiday Shopping: 20 Gift Ideas You Won’t Find on Amazon

If your idea of holiday shopping is buying what a robot thinks you want, you’re missing out. We think there’s something irresistible about searching local stores for unique treasures. So, we tracked down a few ideas to help you get started.