Kim Mikus

Editor/Daily Herald Business Products
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Kim Mikus has served as a business writer with an emphasis on retail trends, consumer issues and small business since the mid-1990s.

As a senior writer, she follows development in the local business industry as well as a wide array of other suburban business issues. Mikus has her own column featuring small business that runs several times a week. The column explores new and unique businesses located in the Daily Herald's suburban footprint. It gives readers information about what the small business community has to offer as well as how and why these ventures get started.

Prior to covering business, Mikus covered crime, school issues and city government for several years. She regularly fills in on the Daily Herald's new dawn patrol reporting mission that involves posting breaking news directly to the website in the early-morning hours.

Mikus also appears regularly on ABC 7 News on Sunday mornings, where her focus is discussing consumer stories that she has written. She has a strong ability to see the latest trends while in their infancy stages, including, for example, the popularity of WebKinz and Silly Banz. The seasoned business journalist enjoys writing about business and the economy as it drives the news in many ways.

It affects the job market, real estate, politics, funding for education and just about everything else in our daily lives.

Mikus graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a journalism major, pursuing an interest in the industry that started at the age of 10 when she delivered a weekly newspaper on her bike in Libertyville, where she grew up. She was later involved in reporting and writing at Libertyville High School. Today, she lives in Lake Zurich with her husband and two children.

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Lake Forest’s Colbert Packaging to move 100 jobs to Kenosha

Oct 18 2016 | 4:33 pm - Colbert Packaging Corp., a Lake Forest-based manufacturer of folding cartons and boxes, is expanding and moving part of its operation and about 100 jobs to Kenosha, Wisconsin.

‘Easy to find, hard to leave’

Oct 13 2016 | 6:57 am - Looking for just the right venue for a corporate meeting that is a little different from same places you go every year? There are plenty to consider in Kankakee County.

Economist suggests optimism no matter who becomes president

Oct 06 2016 | 2:00 pm - How the presidential election will affect growth and prosperity was the focus of Robert Genetski’s economic forecast Thursday in Palatine.

Bolingbrook’s Tallgrass Corporate Center sells for $65 million

Oct 06 2016 | 12:20 pm - Tallgrass Corporate Center, which houses Ulta Beauty’s headquarters and several other companies in Bolingbrook, has been sold for more than $65 million.

Sweet Tomatoes closes all Illinois restaurants

Oct 05 2016 | 2:32 pm - All of the Sweet Tomatoes restaurants in the suburban area suddenly closed Tuesday night or this morning.

Jimmy John’s sells to Atlanta private equity firm

Sep 12 2016 | 1:27 pm - Jimmy John’s Sandwiches, a fast-casual restaurant once based in South Elgin, announced Thursday that it is selling a majority stake of the company to an Atlanta-based private equity firm.

Inland sells Mariano’s in Vernon Hills for $36 million

Aug 30 2016 | 4:52 pm - Oak Brook-based Inland Private Capital Corp. Tuesday announced that it sold Mariano’s Fresh Market in Vernon Hills for $36.4 million.

Dow Furniture in North Aurora announces plans to close

Aug 22 2016 | 8:26 am - The owners of Dow Furniture in North Aurora announced the store, known for its Made in America furniture, will close at the end of the month.

Michael Jordan’s Restaurant coming to Oak Brook

Aug 15 2016 | 9:00 am - Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, similar to the superstar’s Chicago steak house, is expected to open next summer in a new development in Oak Brook.

Rockler Woodworking to open new location in Bolingbrook

Jul 27 2016 | 4:35 pm - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is expanding its operations and opening its second location in Illinois with a store set to open in Bolingbrook on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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