Pandemic and indomitable surge in online shopping forcing Lake Zurich boutique’s closure, even as village welcomes other businesses and expansions

Doreen Batchelor, pictured October 20, 2020, owns the House of Betty Jane store in Lake Zurich. Batchelor says the recent economic climate is forcing the small women's fashion boutique to close its doors for good Oct. 31. (Brian OMahoney / Pioneer Press)