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  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy 10 years later

    ATHENS, Greece – In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling mini ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Napoli Pizza temporarily closes following health inspection

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock pizza parlor closed its doors Thursday to address McHenry County Department of Health concerns, a department spokeswoman said.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • If you weren’t here, who would it impact and how? Thoughts from Cy Financial

    History is filled with stories of people who have made a huge difference to their families, churches, universities and other charitable causes. Histo ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Dorion-Gray: Adjusting to life after a divorce can be a financial challenge

    There’s no doubt about it, going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time. In addition to the emotional impact a divorce can have, it’s imp ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

    WASHINGTON – Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a p ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Kellogg wants suppliers to report emissions

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Kellogg said Wednesday it will step up efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions in its supply chain as part of a broader init ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Scorched Earth Brewing Co. opens in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Scorched Earth Brewing Co. opened its tap room for business last week.The microbrewery’s ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Macy's 2Q profit falls short; sales outlook cut

    NEW YORK – Macy's Inc. on Wednesday reported a 4 percent profit increase in its fiscal second quarter as business rebounded from slow sales earlier in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • U.S. retail sales remain flat in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales were essentially flat in July, providing evidence that consumers have yet to shed their doubts about the economy despit ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app, card reader

    NEW YORK – Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing dev ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Sentencing changes sought for white-collar criminals

    WASHINGTON – The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug dealers. Now, defense l ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

    MOLINE – Deere's third-quarter profit fell 15 percent and the farming equipment maker believes that the same weak sales at home and abroad will cut in ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Chain O’ Lakes Brewing to celebrate ‘beer-iversary’

    McHENRY – Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co., 3425 Pearl St., McHenry, plans to mark its first year in business with a one year “beer-iversary” from 1 to 6 p. ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • County Workforce Network plans week of events

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Workforce Network will host four days of workforce development activities from Aug. 26-29.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Saab owner faces bankruptcy petition

    STOCKHOLM – The company that lifted Swedish automaker Saab out of bankruptcy is now facing financial difficulties of its own.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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