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  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Berggren: Tourism can help drive state's economy

    As the state of Illinois works to dig its way out of the financial mess in which it finds itself, Springfield is leaving no stone unturned in looking ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • U.S. auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
    April 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending Q2 profits lower

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's b ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Cumpata: MCEDC nurturing seeds to sprout business success

    March 20 was the first day of spring.The time when tulips and daffodils rise from the cold ground, p ...
    March 31, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Musgrove: Harvard Chamber looks forward to successful year

    These past months, the board of directors and staff have been busy reviewing this past year and planning for the next.
    March 31, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Medical offices approved for construction in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Construction for two new medical office buildings on Lakewood Road can begin this spring after a development plan was approved ear ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Advocate Health Care acquires land for medical offices in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Advocate Health Care plans to build a new medical office building in Huntley, after the regional medical provider recently acquired six unde ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Simple or Complex?

    We are often asked about our retirement planning process and our commitment to simplicity.  Faced with a choice about most anything, which would you c ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Employers invited to exhibit at MCC Job Fair

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Area employers are invited to sign up for an exhibit booth at the McHenry County College Job Fair that will take place from 10 a.m. to ...
    March 30, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Dave Says: It might pay to reward children for good grades

    Dear Dave,What’s your opinion on rewarding kids with money for getting good grades in school?– JoeDe ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Working World Staffing hires new employees

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Working World Staffing Services has hired four new employees.In its Crystal Lake offi ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Associated Bank honored as 40-year Chamber member

    Associated Bank, 180 Virginia St., Crystal Lake, celebrated 40 years as a Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce with this plaque presentation.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • MCC welcomes new executive director

    CRYSTAL LAKE – David Matts of Crystal Lake was hired as executive director of Workforce, Community and Business Programs at McHenry County College.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:03 am
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