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  • Safe electrical tips for holiday decorations

    “Is your house on fire, Clark?”   “No, Bethany, those are Christmas lights.”   Anyone who has se ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Bates: McHenry chamber celebrates veterans, announces board of directors

    Veterans Day has come and gone. Having family from the Revolutionary War and onward who have served this country, Veterans Day has great significance ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Get used to it: Economists see "new normal" of slow growth

    Americans should get used to a "new normal" of slow economic growth, business economists say.The med ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Colonial Café matching Salvation Army's red kettle donations on Dec. 10

    In an effort to support The Salvation Army of the Fox Valley area’s red kettle campaign, Colonial Café is offering a match of donations.  
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • McHenry County neighborhoods see some growth in lots left vacant after housing market crash

    Years after the housing market crash, vacant lots still stand in McHenry County neighborhoods.In the ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Plans for Woodman's grocery store in Lakemoor move forward

    LAKEMOOR – Plans for a Woodman’s Food Market at the intersection of Routes 120 and 12 are moving forward, Lakemoor Mayor Todd Weihofen said.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:09 am
  • Requests for U.S. jobless aid rose last week, but still low

    WASHINGTON – More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • McHenry-based Bike Haven opening second Woodstock location

    WOODSTOCK – Josh and Jessica Arnow, co-owners of Bike Haven in McHenry, have lived in Woodstock for 16 years. Seeing a need for a bike shop in their c ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Netflix allows subscribers to binge-watch offline

    SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they don't have an internet connection.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Is it time for a bigger bed?

    Your husband has taken off in the wee hours of the morning for his annual November deer hunt. Your ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:24 am
  • U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending tha ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Home State Bank excels in business lending growth and service

    Home State Bank has entered its 102nd year of business, and throughout the years has had a major impact in the communities it serves.  Investing in em ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

    NEW YORK – The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gif ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 1:39 am
  • Marengo Council nixes downtown liquor store; Taco Bell coming to city

    MARENGO – Marengo Council members nixed the idea of a downtown liquor store, but aldermen said they were excited about the possibility of a Taco Bell ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Algonquin trustees hear plans for Dunkin' Donuts on West Algonquin Road

    ALGONQUIN – Construction on a new Dunkin’ Donuts in Algonquin could start as early as this spring.Th ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:41 am
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