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  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • The great road trip returns this summer thanks to cheap gas

    NEW YORK – Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Poll: Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis

    NEW YORK – Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released ...
    May 19, 2016 - 11:46 am
  • Fewer people sought U.S. jobless benefits last week

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Need downpayment assistance on a home? See if you qualify!

    Buying a home is expensive. There are closing costs, downpayment requirements, moving expenses, and other costs that add up during the buying proces ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • Cary Village Board rejects Meyer Material's request for 3-year mining extension

    CARY – The Village Board rejected Meyer Material Co.’s request for a three-year extension on mining activities at its site near Route 31 after comment ...
    May 19, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Centegra, Lurie Children’s to offer pediatric care at Huntley hospital jointly

    HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System will partner with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to provide 24-hour pediatric hospitalist cover ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • U.S. industrial production jumps by most since November 2014

    WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production in April posted the biggest increase since November 2014 as utility output surged, the Federal Reserve said Tu ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Cool, wet weather keep Illinois farmers out of fields

    SPRINGFIELD – The Department of Agriculture says wet, cool conditions in Illinois kept farmers out of their fields for much of last week.
    May 17, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • United Way of Greater McHenry County hires new marketing manager

    McHENRY – Heather Arnold has joined the United Way of Greater McHenry County as its new marketing manager, United Way announced Monday in a news relea ...
    May 16, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Some Algonquin Commons stores to become dog-friendly June 1

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Commons will allow dogs to its outdoor spaces and in 20 of its stores starting June 1, the shopping center announced last week.
    May 16, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Helles yeah: Crystal Lake Brewing snags international beer award

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The next time you hoist a pint of Crystal Lake Brewing’s beer, you can sip that microbrew with pride.
    May 15, 2016 - 8:47 am
  • Upscale Lake in the Hills sandwich shop gets approval for liquor license

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board recently approved a liquor license for Lucky Penny’s, an upscale sandwich shop with video gaming planned for 421 ...
    May 15, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Ducky’s Car & Bike Wash celebrates remodeled facility

    HARVARD – Ducky’s Car & Bike Wash, 111 E. Frisco Drive, Harvard, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its remodeled and updated facility.
    May 14, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • Cable wakeboarding park to open soon at Three Oaks Recreation Area

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Visitors to Three Oaks Recreation Area this year can add wakeboarding to the list of fun things to do.
    May 15, 2016 - 12:33 am
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