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  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT – Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK – McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Millennials face challenges in housing market

    If Generation Y is to blame for holding back a housing recovery, as has been suggested in national reports, local real estate salespeople aren’t seein ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Not all millenials putting off homeownership

    When Nate and Melissa Smith spied the granite kitchen countertops, open floor plan and significantly below-market price, they knew they wanted to make ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:40 am
  • Schwarz joins HR Green in McHenry

    McHENRY – HR Green recently announced the appointment of Technical Adviser Steven Schwarz.Schwarz, o ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time Capsule: Marengo implement dealer in 1922

    The manure spreader was critical in helping McHenry County farmers keep their field fertile and productive. In the photo, which dates to about 1922, M ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grand Oaks Active Senior Center opens in Crystal Lake

    The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening the Crystal Lake Park District’s Grand Oaks Active Senior Center, 1401 W. Route 1 ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dave Says: Use savings to pay off student loans, buy cheaper car

    Dear Dave,I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, a ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chiro One Wellness Centers opens in Crystal Lake

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Chiro One Wellness Centers, 435 Angela Lane, Unit 19, Crystal ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • The Water Street Shoppe opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with The Water Street Shoppe, 1310 Riverside Drive, McHenry. Pictur ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Stewart: Smaller corporate boards may better than larger ones

    “More is not always better” may be more than a cliché when it comes to the overall effectiveness of corporate boards.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Time to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them?

    NEW YORK – Is it time to cash out of stocks?The market has nearly tripled in a little over five year ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Patrick S. O’Connor: Plant your inheritance within your portfolio

    Money can, after all, grow on trees – family trees.And judging by the $8.4 trillion baby boomers are ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake teens start fashion business

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Marco Jimenez is inspired by the music he listens to while he’s messing around on his computer and the patterns and textures he sees ar ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:40 am
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