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  • Chicago shoppers will soon pay tax for paper, plastic bags

    CHICAGO – Shoppers in Chicago will soon have to pay a checkout tax of 7 cents per bag at all retailers in the city unless they bring their own bags to ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Cumpata: Realists decide on best path for moving forward

    “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • U.S. economic growth slowed to 1.9 percent rate in Q4

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy lost momentum in the final three months of 2016, closing out a year in which growth turned in the weakest performance in ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 8:10 am
  • Sleeping positions and how they affect your sleep

    What kind of sleeper are you? The position you sleep in can affect your sleep — and your health. T ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 1:53 pm
  • Interest rates are climbing, but still low: know how it can affect your finances

    Something happened in mid-December that hasn’t happened in awhile.  The Federal Reserve raised the Federal Fund interest rate by 1/4 point, or .25%.  ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • 10 best coffee shops in McHenry County

    Here are the 10 best local places to get a cup of coffee in McHenry county, as voted on by readers in our Best of the Fox competition.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Economist says U.S., Illinois heading in opposite directions

    The Dow Jones industrial average topped the 20,000 mark for the first time in history Wednesday.Bria ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • Mercyhealth announces plans to build microhospital in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Mercy Health System has submitted an application to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to build a microhospital i ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Dorion-Gray: Retirement? What's next?

    Retirement means different things to different people. For some, it signifies the end of an era in which you were identified as an expert. Your career ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 5:48 pm
  • Arlene Kerns, 1st woman to head Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, dies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Arlene Kerns, the first woman to head the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, died in her Crystal Lake home Monday. 
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Different types of paint

    You might have a difficult time picking the perfect paint color, but regardless of what you choose, the experts at the hardware store, such as Ace Har ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 2:28 pm
  • Dave Says: Run from that guy

    Dear Dave,My husband was recently laid off, and he has $229,000 in a 401(k). He has been told that h ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:32 pm
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