Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Pete Dolan: Elmhurst Brewing Co.

Pete Dolan: Elmhurst Brewing Co.

"It’s really hard to put a new budget together and say this is where we’re going to end up. We know we can’t keep going like this for a long period of time."

Janice Yoder: Adore Bridal

Janice Yoder: Adore Bridal

“My store is closed. The morning I had to explain to my staff that I had to lay them off, I cried."

Marilyn Kline-Peacock: Marilyn Peacock Day Care Home

Marilyn Kline-Peacock: Marilyn Peacock Day Care Home

"I don’t know what the future is for my business. I know I can’t go 150 days [closed]. There’s no way I will survive. I will have to quit something I’ve done for 22 years."