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  • Maule: Take the power of thanks to a new level this holiday season

    We are entering the season of gratitude. The holiday season is a great opportunity to express gratitude to the people who help your business succeed a ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rial Bates: Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone

    The most difficult part of networking is piloting an event, especially when it involves meeting new people. Yet, piloting an event for the purpose of ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Home sales in McHenry County increase for October

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The number of homes sold in McHenry County last month increased 11.6 percent from the same time a year ago, even as the local retail es ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • A Dozen Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Adults From Those Who Know at The Garlands of Barrington

    There is something for everyone. Really! Finding the perfect gifts for the older adults in your life—who already have everything—may seem tricky, if n ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • McHenry County retailers prepare for holiday season as more shoppers look online

    Even as big-box stores jumpstart the Black Friday frenzy with early openings and deals on Thanksgiving Day, more shoppers this holiday season are turn ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Agnes Oh! opens in downtown Crystal Lake

    Offering clothes and accessories, Agnes Oh!, 79 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, marked its business opening during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the C ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hundreds attend McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce networking event

    Individuals from 140 businesses throughout McHenry County attended the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Scramble event earlier this month. The ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dave says: Leave emergency funds for emergencies

    Dear Dave,My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan. When we have standard car repairs, I want t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Doctor celebrates 10 years with Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A local chiropractor recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary with Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic, 10 N. Virginia St., Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guidry: Defend against increasing malware

    Mac malware is increasing at an alarming rate. A recent report from a technology research team found five times more Mac malware in 2015 than in the p ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 22 agents graduate from program at Heartland Realtor Organization

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Heartland Realtor Organization in Crystal Lake recently graduated 22 real estate agents from its Jumpstart program.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Marathon station in McHenry signs on as U-Haul dealer

    McHENRY – A Marathon gas station in McHenry recently became a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, offering rentable U-Haul trucks, towing and moving equipment ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Farrell: Legal changes affect pregnant employees

    This past year, changes have happened with the discrimination of pregnant employees in the workforce.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • U.S. home rental prices rise at slower pace in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home rental prices rose at a slower pace in October, a possible sign that apartment costs are testing the upper reaches of renters’ ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:20 am
  • U.S. agriculture secretary defends Pacific trade pact

    TOKYO – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended a recently agreed-to 12-nation Pacific trade pact, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:20 am
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