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  • McDonald's plans customized burgers as U.S. sales fall

    OAK BROOK — Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington receives stroke care award

    BARRINGTON – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award, according to a news ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Algonquin to reconsider Thornton's gas station outdoor sales request

    ALGONQUIN – Developers of a planned Thornton’s gas station at the east end of town are still hoping to be able to have outdoor sales and will have ano ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Middaugh: When is it time to make portfolio changes?

    Just as Mother Nature sends out “signals” to indicate a change in seasons – blooming flowers, falling leaves, warmer or colder temperatures, longer or ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Crystal Lake City Council to consider 2 annexations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – About 5 acres off Huntley Road and another 5 acres off Sands Road might be annexed into the city of Crystal Lake.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Former Twice Told Tales owner aims to open Crystal Lake comic book store

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A comic book store is looking to open at Coventry Plaza.My Happy Place Comics receive ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • McHenry business survives without layoffs

    McHENRY – The 100,000-square-foot Metalmaster Roofmaster facility on the south side of McHenry was designed to showcase the work the family-run compan ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • For U.S. unemployed, job market hits a turning point

    WASHINGTON – Look past the booming November job gain of 321,000 reported Friday – the best figure in three years in the strongest year for U.S. hiring ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Sullivan: Santa drops by Wonder Lake Chamber Saturday

    Direct from the North Pole, Santa Claus will be making a stop at the Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • U.S. consumer debt rises $13.2 billion in October

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in October but at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month as credit card use slowed.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • How holiday shoppers are getting smarter and better deals

    NEW YORK — Shoppers are getting smarter.The start of the holiday shopping season shows a simple disc ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Woodstock City Council postpones vote on enterprise zone

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council recently postponed a vote on a proposal with nearby Harvard to spur regional economic development out of concer ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • McHenry County schools, businesses collect supplies for overseas troops

    – An empty 53-foot trailer parked in front of Crystal Lake South High School on Thursday morning didn’t stay empty for long.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Sears third-quarter loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

    HOFFMAN ESTATES — Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers — closing stores, selling assets and slashing inv ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Estate Planning Essentials

    The prospect of creating an estate plan can be very stressful.  The process touches on the delicate personal issues of mortality and the transfer of w ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:43 am
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