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  • U.S. employers added 173K jobs in Aug.; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the F ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • Planning Your Next Family Vacation

    Summer is winding down and school is back in session for most which makes it the perfect time to plan your next family vacation. No matter if you ar ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Great Lakes Credit Union acquires branches in Crystal Lake, Woodstock

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Great Lakes Credit Union recently acquired two branches in Crystal Lake and Woodstock after a merger with McHenry County Federal Credi ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Maule: Understanding the Blaziers' leadership on Crystal Lake

    Every once and a while, your life will intersect with someone who can influence you to make a pivotal decision. Perhaps, the person can cause you to c ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Advocate Outpatient Center in Huntley having open house

    HUNTLEY – The public can see firsthand Advocate Medical Group's new outpatient center in Huntley during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Former IRS agent turned author headlines Women in McHenry County event

    McHENRY – An author and former IRS agent will share publishing tips Sept. 17 during the latest “Thursday Talks” event from the networking group Women ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Northwest Herald website wins Local Media Association national awards

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Northwest Herald's online site,, recently won numerous national awards, including first place for best overall local n ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • McHenry County Orthopaedics joins Centegra, bolsters physician care network

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With offices in Crystal Lake and Huntley, the surgeons at McHenry County Orthopaedics now belong to Centegra Health System, marking th ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • U.S. productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall

    WASHINGTON – U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Ball: Knowing personal strengths can cause professional success

    American billionaire businessman Ray Dalio manages the largest hedge fund at the company he founded, Bridgewater Associates. I recently came across a ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Rial Bates: Take time to manage online image

    Some seasoned professionals will remember the old phrase, “One person who is happy with our company will tell five people, yet a client who is unhappy ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Flopperball brings a dose of football, soccer to McHenry County (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With only their legs exposed, four teenagers outside Crystal Lake West Elementary earlier this summer strapped into inflatable balls, a ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • For The Record

    Gathered as of August 10 by Record Information Services, a company that compiles public record information. This list contains business-to-business fi ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barry: Legal options when good accounts go bad

    Repeat customers are the cornerstone of any successful business. Unfortunately, even the most reliable accounts can become problematic when they fall ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County law office opens second location in McHenry

    McHENRY – Law firm Franks and Rechenberg recently opened its second office in McHenry County along Curran Road in McHenry.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
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