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  • CVS proposal recommended to Crystal Lake City Council over resident concerns

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A proposed CVS Pharmacy at Route 14 and Virginia Road has been given the thumbs-up over the objections of nearby homeowners.
    UPDATED: April 25, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch forced 7,000 closures

    SEATTLE — Starbucks is back in business early Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.
    April 25, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame in favor of Splenda on customer concerns

    NEW YORK — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial s ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Caterpillar trumps Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Home State Bank’s Senior Class Club Will Visit Portugal and Spain

    How do you want to spend your time in late October and early November this year?   Do you want to be busy raking leaves, handing out expensive Hallo ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • McHenry County home sales, prices increase in March

    Home sales in McHenry County jumped 16 percent in March from a year earlier, and median sales prices increased by 6.5 percent, as numerous counties in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Bates: Important to train front-end people

    I always have wondered why our front-line people – those who greet our customers, guide shoppers and deal with complaints – also are our lowest paid.
    April 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Study: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6 billion over 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and potentially save three Illinois nuclear plants from closure ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur.

    Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence -- meaning it is natural to not be able to fall asl ...
    April 21, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C. in Marengo, IL wants you to know what to do when you have been in an accident

    Franks, Gerkin & McKenna P.C. continues its 12 part series of articles about what to do when in an accident.  For all tips, go to fgmlaw.com/blog. If ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Crystal Lake committee to hear details of proposed CVS Pharmacy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – CVS Pharmacy is moving forward with plans to put a store in Crystal Lake, but some neighbors aren’t keen on the drugstore chain’s plann ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Survey: U.S. businesses expect sales to rebound, more hiring

    WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiri ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Lakewood subdivision to be financed through the crowd

    LAKEWOOD – The homes being built in the Cambria subdivision are designed with empty nesters in mind – maintenance-free landscaping, architecture meant ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Eisenmann recognized as longtime Crystal Lake Chamber member

    Eisenmann Corp. was recognized as a 35-year Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce member. Eisenmann, 150 E. Dartmoor Drive, Crystal Lake, is a global provi ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Edward Jones opens new Crystal Lake location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cheryl Kranz, financial adviser with Edward Jones, has opened her new office, located in the Terra Cotta Corners retail center in Cryst ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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