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  • McHenry County unemployment rate hits 5.7 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to preliminary f ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • MCC to offer home inspection course

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a home inspection pre-licensing class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday from Sept. 16 to N ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

    WASHINGTON – The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

    CHICAGO – Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 4:32 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 13.3 percent in July

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Amid a broader national real estate recovery, McHenry County home sales fell 13.3 percent in July as prices increased and inventory rem ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Always Do Your Homework with Cy Financial

    You’ve just handed over the vast majority of your hard earned assets to someone else to manage. Should you be concerned? Have you researched your bro ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Two Tails Market, Java Planet to close in September

    WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market and Eatery and neighboring Java Planet in Woodstock plan to close early next month.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Container shipping rise bodes well for trade

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The world’s largest shipping company says it is sending more containers around world, a sign that global trade – and possibly ec ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • U.S. home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two mo ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Google’s pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google’s IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the worl ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the prof ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

    NEW YORK – HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Which Wich Superior Sandwiches to open in Crystal Lake this fall

    CRYSTAL LAKE – National chain Which Wich Superior Sandwiches plans to bring its trillions of sandwich combinations to Crystal Lake.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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