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  • Berggren: Don't waste vacation days

    Visit McHenry County staff and board members joined hundreds of travel professionals at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Chicago ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • From Pizza Hut, electric bicycles to Star Trek 'tricorder,' anti-tagging glasses gadget fair has it all

    BARCELONA, Spain — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mo ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Crystal Lake's Regal Showplace movie theater to get recliners in overhaul

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16 is set for a renovation that will outfit its movie theaters with king-size recliners.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Which Wich off to busy start in Crystal Lake (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has been consistently busy since it opened in Crystal Lake last week.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Piershale: Protecting your money in divorce

    When people divorce, their assets are usually split, including their retirement accounts.If mistakes ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dave says: It’s a better idea to preplan your funeral

    Dear Dave,My wife passed away last year, and she was only 43 years old. I paid cash for the funeral ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Catara Skin joins Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber

    The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce welcomed Catara Skin Rejuvenation Spa, 308 S. Main St. in Algonquin, as a new member. Pictured (fr ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Leann Campbell wins Women in McHenry Co. achievement award

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Women in McHenry County announced Leann Campbell is the recipient of the 2015 Women of Achievement Award in the category of Entrepreneu ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Caldwell: Applying a good lawyer to yourself

    I recently found myself in a room full of lawyers.I was the only nonlawyer in a crowd of 90 to 100 l ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lisa Ryan elected to board of Cosmetologists Chicago

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Lisa Ryan, founder and president of Love My Results Beauty Ltd, a skin care and cosmetics boutique located in Crystal Lake, has been el ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gas & Diesel opens in Marengo

    The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting on at the grand opening of veteran owned Gas & Diesel Diagnostics, 154 N. State St., Maren ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Jim McCann assumes CEO, ownership at McCann Industries

    ADDISON – McCann Industries Inc. has announced Jim McCann was named chief executive officer of the company as of Jan. 1.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Sullivan: Every non-twinkling light matters

    For the second year, Wonder Lake residents have had the option of recycling broken Christmas lights.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • As tastes change, hipster guises emerge

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars, and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made wit ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • How restaurants get you to spend more money using psychology on menus

    NEW YORK — You may think you're immune to transparent sales pitches like "Do you want fries with that?" But the tactics restaurants use to nudge you i ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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