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  • McHenry County labor force faces new challenges in improving economy

    A leading industry in McHenry County, the manufacturing sector continued to see total employment numbers decline in 2015, as overall countywide labor ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • The Learning Experience cuts ribbon, opens in Lake in the Hills

    The Learning Experience, 15 Crystal Lake Road, Lake in the Hills, opened for business earlier this fall during a ribbon-cutting event with the Algonqu ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • opens new location in Cary, 770-C Industrial Drive, Cary, commemorated the opening of its new location during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Cary-Grove Chamber o ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • INTREN in Union hires Midwest regional vice president

    UNION – Utility services company INTREN recently hired a regional vice president to help meet the business’ growing list of project demands, according ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dorion-Gray: Rectifying the retirement minefield

    Naming a beneficiary for your Traditional IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan may be one of the most important financial decisions you ever make ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kiddie Academy in Carpentersville receives national accreditation

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A nationwide organization of early childhood professionals recently accredited the Kiddie Academy in Carpentersville, according to a ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dave says: Don't leave your pocketbook at the wedding altar

    Dear Dave,How do you have a wedding without debt?– LynnDear Lynn,Wow, where do I start on this one? ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:20 am
  • Signed editions of Harper Lee novel offered for $1,500

    NEW YORK (AP) – How much is a signed Harper Lee novel worth? Her publisher is offering a special edition of “Go Set a Watchman” for $1,500.
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 5:20 am
  • Black Friday shoppers flood McHenry County retailers (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Allison Baker stood back and looked at her SUV on Friday morning wondering where she would cram $1,600 worth of Black Friday deals.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • McHenry County unemployment rate declines from last October

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Businesses in McHenry County and the greater Chicago area added 49,600 jobs in October – one of six areas in Illinois to do so even as ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois offers tax credits to encourage Fabrik Plastics' McHenry expansion

    McHENRY – State officials delivered unlikely news Tuesday to a major area manufacturer that has entertained out-of-state offers to relocate, announcin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Make your overnight guests welcome this holiday season

    The holidays are nearly here, ready or not, and for many of us, that means overnight friends and relatives.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Maule: Take the power of thanks to a new level this holiday season

    We are entering the season of gratitude. The holiday season is a great opportunity to express gratitude to the people who help your business succeed a ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rial Bates: Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone

    The most difficult part of networking is piloting an event, especially when it involves meeting new people. Yet, piloting an event for the purpose of ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Home sales in McHenry County increase for October

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The number of homes sold in McHenry County last month increased 11.6 percent from the same time a year ago, even as the local retail es ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:38 am
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