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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Harper College dedicates lab to former CEO of Bison Gear

May 24 2017 | 12:26 pm - Two manufacturing associations have awarded a joint $50,000 endowment to fund Harper College scholarships in memory of manufacturing leader Ron Bullock, former CEO of Bison Gear and a former NAM and IMA board member. The school also dedicated a lab...

Panera Bread opens in Mundelein

May 16 2017 | 7:00 am - A new Panera Bread bakery-cafe recently opened in Mundelein.

Former Cubby Bear North set to open as event venue

May 12 2017 | 2:24 pm - The former Cubby Bear North, once a popular place to watch sporting events, has been renovated into a trendy event space scheduled to open May 19.

Vista Health System CEO leaves

May 10 2017 | 10:53 am - Barbara Martin suddenly left her position as CEO of Vista Health System.

Camping World to revive 70 Gander Mountain stores following acquisition

May 08 2017 | 3:48 pm - Camping World Holdings Inc., a network of RV-centric retail locations, announced that it plans to operate about 70 Gander Mountain retail locations upon completion of the recently announced acquisition.

Downtown Naperville buildings sell for $10.5 million

Apr 28 2017 | 11:11 am - Developer and investor Samuel L. Rubin, owner of Jefferson Naperville LLC, has purchased several buildings at 19 to 27 W. Jefferson Avenue in Naperville for $10.5 million.

Gurnee baseball, softball academy suddenly closes

Apr 26 2017 | 4:26 pm - A Gurnee baseball and softball training facility suddenly closed, leaving parents wondering what will happen with the fees they have paid.

Robert Feder brings media column to Daily Herald

Apr 26 2017 | 3:11 pm - Longtime Chicago area media reporter Robert Feder is bringing his media column to the Daily Herald and its sister publications, the newspaper announced Wednesday.

Des Plaines construction company celebrating 50 years of success

Apr 25 2017 | 8:08 am - Don Voss took a job driving a delivery truck at a small, local construction company shortly after he was married and in need of a job. He learned to be a carpenter, worked his way up and now owns Glenn H. Johnson Construction. The company is...

Fresh Market in Kildeer closing

Apr 20 2017 | 9:33 am - The Fresh Market upscale grocery story said it is closing its store on Rand Road in Kildeer.

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