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  • As oil plunges, energy companies cut back

    LONDON – The world’s biggest oil companies are slashing jobs and backing off major investments as the price of crude falls to new lows – and there may ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Get used to it: Big drops for stocks are back again

    NEW YORK – Yes, this is scary.Stock prices plunged again Friday and are down more than 8 percent in ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sandidge & Ward: Overcoming obstacles in 2016

    At the start of a new year, many of us feel a wave of new energy – a sense of turning a corner toward a fresh landscape that offers new possibilities, ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Dave says: Allowances? Teach kids 3 uses for money instead

    Dear Dave,Our son just turned 8 years old. Is it time to start giving him an allowance?– DanDear Dan ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 5:20 am
  • Family-owned Crystal Lake liquor store shuts doors as part of consolidation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One of Crystal Lake’s family-operated liquor stores has shut its doors. But the form ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Eliminate Your Mortgage Payment With Home State Bank’s New Reverse Mortgage Option

    If you’re approaching retirement, you probably have a lot of financial questions and concerns.  You may be wondering whether to stay in your home; man ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Choosing Your Travel Agent

    No matter whether you are traveling 200 or 2000 miles for vacation, it is always best to seek help from a qualified travel agent. Generally, this pers ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Purple Moose Enrichment Preschool plans move within Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A preschool in Crystal Lake that has called St. Mary’s Episcopal Church home for the past 30 years will move into a larger, more modern ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • McHenry County College launches intro computer classes at Shah Center

    McHENRY – Starting next week, McHenry County College will offer two new introductory computer courses at its Shah Center in McHenry geared toward disl ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County Mattress Firms taking donations for foster children

    Four Mattress Firm locations in McHenry County are accepting pajamas and monetary donations as part of the retailer’s regional campaign to help meet t ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • McHenry Chamber group hosts luncheon on networking, irresistibility

    McHENRY – A professional women's group with the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce will host a "High Tea" luncheon Jan. 20 for anyone interested in busi ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • Helfers: Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman highlights Marengo expo event

    We are excited to announce our meet-and-greet guest for the 27th annual Home and Business Expo scheduled for one day only on Saturday, Feb. 20. Our ce ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Maule: Harness the power of habits

    As I walked into the gym this week, the crowded floor quickly reminded me it is that time of the year again. The holidays and increased time to relax ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Adequate sleep increases productivity

    Americans, as a whole, have an enviable work ethic. But with that often comes a less-than-enviable lack of sleep.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 7:10 am
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