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  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Businesses waking up to workplace napping

    If you get written up for sleeping on the job, you might want to inform your boss that you’re in good company.
    July 31, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • U.S. economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recover ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • AptarGroup in Crystal Lake showed strong second quarter, CEO says

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Plastics products maker AptarGroup experienced a strong second quarter, as the company's core sales and reported earnings per share bot ...
    July 29, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Starbucks requests to serve alcoholic beverages in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Thirsty customers at a particular Algonquin Starbucks might at some point be able to choose from a selection of not only coffee and tea, b ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

    WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the continuing ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Shoe retailer DSW plans to open in McHenry store

    McHENRY – DSW, a prominent shoe retailer that offers numerous brand names, plans to open a store in McHenry on Sept. 3.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Huntley nonprofit to host golf outing benefit

    HUNTLEY – Registration is open for a golf outing that benefits a Huntley nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in India and South Asia.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Schneider: Woodstock filled with volunteer opportunities

    Does life have you stressed, depressed or lonely? Volunteering just might be the answer for you. A United Health Group survey found that an overwhelmi ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Helfers: Mark the calendars for upcoming events in Marengo

    On behalf of the Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce and the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce, we again would like to extend our sincere thanks to all ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Weigh in on economic plan covering McHenry, Boone, Winnebago counties

    Interested residents still can convey their thoughts on a new regional economic development strategy, even though all public open houses on the strate ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Cruising with Crystal Lake Travel

    If you have decided that you next vacation will be a cruise, there are a few questions you should think about before booking your trip.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McHenry County millennials entering job market tough for young adults

    Congratulations, Class of 2015 college graduates. We have a gift for you, all estimated 2.8 million ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Waggoner Law Firm in Crystal Lake marks 25-year chamber membership

    The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Waggoner Law Firm, 4 N. Walkup Ave., Crystal Lake, for being a chamber member for the past 25 ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Expanding McHenry manufacturer Fabrik Plastics weighs move away from Illinois

    McHENRY – Like other manufacturers in Illinois, a top primary employer in McHenry County is thinking about uprooting its McHenry headquarters and ship ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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