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Ferd Johnson Painting and Decorating: family-owned, community-focused for more than a century

Family owned business, Ferd Johnson Painting and Decorating, located in Oak Park, continues to decorate buildings throughout the Midwest

Couples need to talk more about financial planning, analysts say

Seeing eye to eye financially with one’s partner may be harder than many couples realize, regardless of their relationship status, according to new research by Midland National Life Insurance Co.

Community leaders unite for ISAC conference to support college and career readiness

The recent Illinois Student Assistance Commission's (ISAC) "College Changes Everything" conference brought together more than 500 educators, government, business and non-profit leaders to share their insights on how to better support college and career readiness in Illinois students.

Q&A with Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, we are in the final stretch of the 2017 tax season. We spoke to Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel about how to maximize available tax benefits for your 2017 filing and how to prepare for filing in 2018 with the new tax law in effect.

Itasca’s Equipment Depot Illinois ranks in MCFA’s top 2018 dealers

Itasca’s Equipment Depot Illinois was among 18 outstanding Mitsubishi equipment dealers Houston-based forklift producer Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) named as 2018 Dealers of Excellence.

Athens' AK Boutique is not your average teenage dream

Aaliyah Kissick is ready to take her community by storm, introducing her used clothing business, AK Boutique, while also finishing her high school degree.

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