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  • Dow industrials have their best day in three years

    NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber prepares for 2015

    The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is full of exciting events and opportunities over the next few months.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • George Ryan: Thaw in Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employment ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • What to Expect When A New Mattress Is Delivered

    What to Expect When A New Mattress Is Delivered The anticipated arrival of your new mattress is exci ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Sony faces 2nd class action lawsuit over data breach

    NEW YORK — A second class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by two former employees whose private data was stolen from ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • The Search for Guaranteed Income

    Heard the word “annuity”? There isn’t a good working knowledge of the different ones that exist today nor is there enough unbiased information to hel ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Bates: Strong chamber board ensures quality service

    I am very fortunate to have a quality board of directors. Not only are they representative of the bu ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Home State Bank’s Senior Class Club Will Discover Croatia And The Adriatic Coast!

    Well-earned retirement benefits, world class health care, and stringent savings plans are allowing many retirees to spend their golden years doing a v ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Haisler: What happened to the real estate market?

    Sure, it’s December and that often brings a slowdown in the real estate market, whether it’s because buyers and sellers have other things on their min ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • McHenry County microbreweries giving spent grains to farmers

    At Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, grain is warmed and broken up during the brewing process, and it is coarsely ground. This allows the brewers t ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Professional geologist joins Baxter & Woodman

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Donald Palmer has joined Crystal Lake-based engineering firm Baxter & Woodman Inc. as professional geologist in the firm’s transportati ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Woodstock real estate agent earns green designation

    WOODSTOCK – Becky Kirchner with Re/Max Plaza’s Team Open Doors has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake attorney to lead practice group

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist recently announced that Adam Sacharoff, principal, has been elevated to chair of the firm’s Intelle ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 6:19 pm
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