At Home in Central Illinois

Cultivating a peaceful spot

Margaret Dillon grows colorful flowers she loves that are easy to care for.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Crowning Glory

Milliner creates bonnet with frills upon it for Derby-goers.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Spicing things up for 25 years

Authentic Mexican dishes, margaritas a specialty at Fiesta Cafe.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robert K. O'Daniell

An Old World feel

A major remodeling and expansion project completely changes look of home.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:John Dixon

Opening her eyes

Hua Nian persevered in her love of art, from her childhood in China to making and teaching art today.

Story:Amy Hassinger

Photos:Robert K. O'Daniell

The Lodge on Hill

A former Masonic Lodge offers luxury apartments.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Singin’ in the shower

A new showerhead lets you listen to your playlist in the shower.

Story:Jodi Heckel

That big-city feel

Condo residents enjoy their downtown neighborhood

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz and John Dixon

Creative spaces

Surface 51 office emphasizes existing architectural elements

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Darrell Hoemann

Blue Line Station

Warehouse rehabbed into industrial loft apartments, commercial space

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit