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  • Oreo maker Mondelez says profit doubled as it raised prices

    DEERFIELD – Mondelez, the company behind Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies, said its profit in the first quarter nearly doubled as it raised prices for its ...
    April 29, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Bucky's gas station receives initial approval for Crystal Lake plans

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Plans to tear down a building owned by a local liquor distributor and build a 20-pump gas station and convenience store are moving ahea ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • “The future ain’t what it used to be”

    A Yogi Berraism that’s rather insightful.  This applies to a few of the financial instruments now being used in people’s portfolios.  Many in the secu ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Union Pacific Railroad rejects business proposal at Woodstock Train Depot

    WOODSTOCK – A railroad company that owns the majority of the Woodstock Train Depot has squashed a business proposal for the station, but the investor ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Cumpata: Transportation success stories abound

    It’s road construction season! While we sometimes complain about it, it is essential to improve our infrastructure because transportation is a critica ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Long Term Care and the Pension Protection Act

    People come to us and express their thoughts and fears regarding the Long-Term Care risk yet they are reluctant to purchase a stand-alone Long-Term Ca ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Haisler: New law could make buying a home more expensive

    “Hello, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”It’s a funny line to represent how we all som ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Ball: A deep network is better than a wide network

    At a recent membership orientation breakfast, I was reminded about the power of connection.There wer ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:26 am
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