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  • Report the claim to your insurance company as soon as you can after the accident

    Your insurance company will take care of the property damage if you had full coverage and will often times have a medical payment policy that will pay ...
    July 11, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • District 156 reevaluates assistant principal positions

    McHENRY – With both McHenry West High School assistant principal positions open, the District 156 school board is considering cutting the cost of thos ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • The longest vacation of your life!

    Retirement! What comes to mind when you hear that word? For some it will be their “Golden Years”, time and money to do all things they have always wan ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit.Dele ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • School District 2 OKs maximum fund balance policy

    RICHMOND – More than a year and a half after parents, teachers and residents crowded the library at Nippersink Middle School over a proposed abatement ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • What if everyday was Saturday?

    On what day of the week do you spend the most money right now? What day of the week do you go golfing, go to the local hardware store, go to the spa, ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Cary zoning board gives thumbs-up to school height rules

    CARY – New height rules for schools in Cary are closer to becoming a reality. The village’s Board of ...
    June 29, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Crews working on summer upgrades at area schools

    Summer has arrived. And so has school construction season. Many school districts across McHenry Coun ...
    June 27, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Needs, Wants and Desires… What’s in your retirement future?

      Many people try putting together a retirement income plan without really thinking about where they need to end up; consequently, they often don’t ha ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • D-300 approves emergency repairs, new textbooks

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The District 300 Board recently endorsed $39,900 in emergency asphalt repairs to Hampshire High School and $442,000 in new reading t ...
    June 24, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • What you need to know if you have been in an accident

    Obtain an Attorney right away Most cases can be taken on a no fee basis until recovery so i ...
    June 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

    NEW YORK – Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is stil ...
    June 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • State's shaky finances affecting District 158

    HUNTLEY – Feeling the effects of election-year budget politics in Springfield, District 158 recently unveiled a tentative 2015 budget that shorts stat ...
    June 23, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • The two most dangerous emotions when mixed with your investment strategy

    Greed and Fear! When greed dominates our thought processes, we usually don’t make great decisions. When our investment philosophies are dictated by fe ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • CNN: MCC among state's top community colleges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College received some positive national coverage last week, being ranked as one of the most affordable and successful co ...
    June 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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