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  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    NEW YORK – Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.There were squabbles here and there, an ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Small Business Saturday: McHenry County businesses hope to attract holiday shoppers

    For local business owner Carol Chrisman, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is her time to thrive."It's ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Stephanie Vich ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Home State Bank’s Woodstock Branch Gets Involved In The Community!

    One way a company can distinguish itself from its competitors is to encourage community involvement. In addition to a happy outcome for the recipient ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Maule: Remember to shop local this holiday season

    Crystal Lake is blessed with unique retailers, quaint boutiques, fantastic restaurants, committed service providers and other one-of-a-kind businesses ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Graham: Chamber is part of recipe for success for local businesses

    If you like food, family, and friends – not necessarily in that order – this is a great time of year.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Unemployment rate in McHenry County falls to 5.1 percent

    McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell 1.9 percentage points in October compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary data from the U ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • “Maximizing Your Spending Power!”

    This concept doesn’t require working yourself to the bone or even working an extra hour. It means making a host of good decisions regarding our caree ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus at chain restaurants, supermarkets and more

    WASHINGTON — Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Info session planned in Woodstock for workers interested in becoming welders

    WOODSTOCK – Grant funding is available to help dislocated workers become welders or CNC operators or programmers.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Woodstock event to highlight need for construction-industry apprentices

    WOODSTOCK – An event highlighting careers and apprenticeship opportunities in the construction industry is planned for December.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Google's developing spoon that helps people with tremors, Parkinson's disease eat

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Landlord-Tenant issues - Q & A with Franks, Gerkin & McKenna P.C.

    Olivia Dirig, an attorney with Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., in Marengo, Illinois answers questions regarding landlords and their tenants.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Expanding Mortgage Opportunities With Home State Bank

    In November and December, most people’s minds are on the holidays. Travel plans, shopping strategies, and decorating are popular activities this time ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday 2014 for deals in shopping

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.An analysis of sales data and st ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:59 am
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