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  • Arévalo: Employee substance abuse a dilemma for employers

    Imagine you are the manager of a small manufacturing facility. You are walking the plant floor early on a Tuesday morning and notice that one of your ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Heartland names retail manager in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently announced that Michael Salvetti will serve as retail manager for the Huntley location of Heartland ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Adams Steel Service opens new facility in McHenry

    Adams Steel Service Inc., 2022 S. Route 31, McHenry, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility with the McHenry Area Chamber of Co ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cucina Rosa opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cucina Rosa Italian Restaurant, 4113 Shamrock Lane, McHenry. Pictu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce honors NISRA

    The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association recently accepted a 30-year member recognition award from the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce. J ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Arévalo: ‘Ban the box’ law going into effect in 2015

    In June, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act. This so-called “ban the box” legislation, which removes qu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Foreign Trade Zones a rewarding option for some businesses

    It’s undeniable: a foreign trade zone designation comes wrapped in red tape.But for those who embrac ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watlow seeks photos, stories for 100th year

    RICHMOND – Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co. is asking the community for help in gathering historical information, stories, photos and artifacts ahead ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Patrick S. O’Connor: Building a better budget now will pay dividends later

    More than half of Americans say they don’t have a personal budget, and nearly 40 percent report that they live paycheck to paycheck, according to the ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Blow dry bars arrive in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There’s nothing like a new hairstyle. You leave the salon feeling confident and hope you run into people just so you can show off your ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Guidry: Bad apps cause mobile headaches

    Not all apps are safe, even if you buy them through approved channels. It’s likely that you already have some ringers among the legitimate apps on you ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Haisler: McHenry County real estate market improving

    Well, we finally got some hot temperatures this week, and it feels like summer. But today’s question is how hot is the housing market?
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chicago Grill opens in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Chicago Grill, a Chicago-style hot dog place, opened its doors this week in Lake in the Hills.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Middaugh: Smart use of variables can lead to right answers for retirement

    If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
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