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  • Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

    NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There’s a twist, though: To earn ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • McDonald’s, KFC in China face new food scandal

    BEIJING – McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired b ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q

    DETROIT – Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will conti ...
    July 21, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Stella's Place opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Stella’s Place, 1720 Richmond Road, McHenry, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. P ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Supercuts opens in Crystal Lake

    Supercuts, 5764 Route 14 in Crystal Lake, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (from left) are ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Instructors personalizing concealed-carry classes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The burly man steps out from his truck and heads toward a young woman as she withdraws money from a walk-up ATM.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Don’t leave an estate with life insurance

    Dear Dave,My mom is 71 and debt-free. She’s investing $600 a month in a universal life insurance pol ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gary Lang Subaru sponsors free admission day at McHenry dog park

    McHENRY – McHenry’s McBark Dog Park, which is sponsored by Gary Lang Subaru, will host another free admission day from 10 a.m. to noon July 26.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gonsiorek: How easy is the new EZ form for nonprofits?

    One service that I provide as a CPA specializing in tax-exempt organizations is to assist new entities seeking tax-exempt status.
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Business Time Capsule: Helm Hardware in Algonquin

    To many, spring means yard and garden work. In time past, it was the hardware store where gardeners found their needed tools and seeds. Helm Hardware ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McGuire: Neighbors, families, businesses form community

    Community.It’s a word that is used quite a bit to suggest that we live more than just for ourselves. ...
    July 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sullivan: Ask the busiest person you know

    “If you want something done, ask a busy person,” Benjamin Franklin.There is a good reason busy peopl ...
    July 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • BBQ King Smokehouse builds loyal following

    WOODSTOCK – Joe Domek of Wonder Lake first happened upon the tantalizing smell of BBQ King Catering’s moist, barbecued pork while attending the McHenr ...
    July 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • AbbVie, Shire agree on $55B combination

    The drugmaker AbbVie has reached a deal worth roughly $55 billion to combine with British counterpart Shire and become the latest U.S. company to seek ...
    July 18, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Amazon rolls out 'Netflix for books'-style service

    NEW YORK – Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:50 pm
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