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  • Social wellness during retirement

    Many experts talk about eating right, making sure to get off the couch and doing physical things to maintain your health. That’s certainly something t ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • What are the best reasons to refinance your home?

    Speculation is that interest rates will begin to climb in the next 3-6 months.  While this is in no way a given, October may be a good time to take ad ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • McDonald’s sales rise 1.3 percent at U.S. stores

    NEW YORK – The launch of all-day breakfast helped McDonald’s record higher sales at established U.S. locations for a fifth straight quarter, but the b ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • McHenry County College job fair draws a crowd

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It can be hard to find work, but McHenry County College sought to make it a little easier for students and residents Friday.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Georgy: Elections occur every 4 years; results last a lifetime

    With the election soon approaching, the question we have been hearing a lot is, “Should I sell everything and wait until after the election to invest ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Zoning ends family ‘thermostat wars’

    Some family members think their house has too temperatures:  too hot and too cold.  Their homes may have “hot spots” such as the upstairs as heat rise ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Spruce up outdated flooring

    No one wants to look old and tired, not even your flooring.   Consider sprucing up your flooring t ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 8:06 am
  • Helfers: Credibility among reasons to be a chamber member

    Someone asked me the other day, why should they be a chamber member? My response was simple – why no ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Cafe 31 North brings unique breakfast, lunch items to McHenry

    McHENRY – A new restaurant, Cafe 31 North, officially opened its doors Oct. 10 in McHenry.Cafe 31 No ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Flatlander Market featured on American Express national TV ad campaign

    MARENGO – Don’t be surprised if you recognize a face or two when you walk into downtown Marengo’s Flatlander Market for lunch.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Small businesses look for ways to get advantage

    DEKALB – Tim and Bobbi Hays knew nothing about bagels before making them their livelihood.Ray Binkow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • What is a toenail fungus infection, and how can I treat it?

    While fungal infections can affect the fingernails, they are most commonly found under the nail plates of the toes.  Often associated with athlete’s f ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • U.S. home construction fell 9 percent in September

    WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Sullivan: Not voting is not an option

    Many citizens feel voting won’t make a difference. In 2008, our presidential election had the highest U.S. turnout since the 1968 elections, and yet m ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Dave Says: Young, jobless and scared

    Dear Dave,I’m 23, and I lost a good job a few days ago due to layoffs. My wife has been a stay-at-ho ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
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