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  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 247,000

    WASHINGTON – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the increase was modest and overall applications remain low, a sign of a stead ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
  • McHenry's Hidden Pearl Cafe sets up Kickstarter to save store

    McHENRY – Because of its impending closure, Hidden Pearl Cafe in McHenry is seeking donations from the public to help keep the coffee shop going.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • McHenry company Follett to open office in Dubai

    McHENRY – Follett Corp. will open a new office in Dubai to further commit its support of schools in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Af ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:54 am
  • IRS to delay tax refunds for millions of low-income families

    WASHINGTON – The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity t ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 1:48 pm
  • Easy DIY projects

    Even the unhandiest homeowner can complete a project that will update the look of the home or make it more efficient.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:54 am
  • Lakemoor approves up to $6 million in incentives for Woodman's Food Market

    LAKEMOOR – The village of Lakemoor has approved an agreement that will provide Woodman’s Food Market up to $6 million in incentives over 15 years.
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Sullivan: Bringing business back to small-town America

    How do we bring small businesses, shops and restaurants back to downtown Wonder Lake, filling vacant buildings and storefronts and reshaping and boost ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:53 pm
  • Register now for WINGs High Tea Luncheon

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Women’s Interactive Network Group High Tea luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Sha ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • Reporting claims to insurance as soon as you can

    Accidents occur, bad things sometimes happen to good people and not everything in life goes as planned.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • More businesses moving downtown in Illinois city of Anna

    ANNA – One current trend in business is to move downtown, as documented in a Smart Growth America report in June 2015.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Bates: McHenry chamber sets 2017 goals

    The McHenry Area Chamber Board of Directors was charged during October’s retreat with establishing its goals for 2017. The board narrowed all discusse ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Brockman earns Certified Financial Planner designation

    ALGONQUIN – Jarid Brockman of the financial services firm Edward Jones, 1493 Merchant Drive, Algonquin, has been authorized by the Certified Financial ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

    HONOLULU – As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming in ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Obama's final jobs report: Big pay gain, slower hiring

    WASHINGTON – Americans’ paychecks rose in December at the fastest pace in more than seven years as steady hiring and low unemployment led some busines ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Dave says: Convincing others they don't need credit cards isn't easy

    Dear Dave: I’ve followed your plan for three years. I’m living totally debt-free except for my home, and I pay for everything with cash. It’s so freei ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:10 pm
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