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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Stericycle lays off 335 employees in restructuring effort

Nov 16 2017 | 1:34 pm - Stericycle, a Lake Forest-based company specializing in medical waste destruction, has laid off about 335 employees.

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort completes $25 million renovation

Nov 17 2017 | 1:00 pm - Fireworks, tours, food and beverage samples were part of the recent grand reopening of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort marking the completion of a $25 million renovation.

Portillo’s starting delivery throughout suburbs today

Nov 15 2017 | 10:07 am - Beginning today, Portillo’s restaurants will begin delivering its hot dogs, shakes, chopped salad and other menu items.

Schaumburg Business Association president wins Illinois pageant

Nov 13 2017 | 5:24 pm - Kaili Harding-Kaminski, president of the Schaumburg Business Association, was crowned 2018 Mrs. Illinois International in Northbrook Sunday.

Global company buys Menges Roller in Wauconda

Nov 10 2017 | 12:02 pm - An Oklahoma City company has bought Menges Roller Co. in Wauconda, a move that will enable the Lake County family business to continue to grow, the owners said Friday.

Gianni’s Cafe in Kildeer completes remodel

Nov 09 2017 | 4:13 pm - When Gianni’s Cafe opened 15 years ago, the quaint eatery was one of two restaurants in Kildeer. The Italian-themed eatery just completed an update.

Snapchat goes down, users vent on Twitter

Nov 06 2017 | 5:34 pm - Annoyed Snapchat users turned to Twitter late Monday afternoon to vent their frustration that the social media site was down.

21 area women executives to be honored today in Elk Grove Village

Nov 03 2017 | 10:50 am - Twenty-one local women executives will be honored today at the 20th Annual Influential Women in Business awards hosted by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and their sponsoring partners.

21 suburban women honored for business success

Nov 13 2017 | 9:57 am - Twenty-one local women executives were honored Friday at the 20th Annual Influential Women in Business awards hosted by the Business Ledger and their sponsoring partners.

Jewel to begin online grocery service Tuesday

Nov 02 2017 | 9:28 pm - As competition heats up with online grocery shopping, Jewel-Osco plans to start its delivery service Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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