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  • Video gambling boom in McHenry County not felt in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jeff Thorsen wouldn't bet on changing his mind when it comes to video gambling, but he'd to love hear people try.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Market jolt is reality check for many investors

    NEW YORK – Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.A violent lurch lower nine days ag ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Job seekers try to stand out at McHenry County College fair in post-recession era

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Know your skills and know how to sell them.That was the long-true advice given by Eve ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Welcome to Franks, Gerkin & McKenna, P.C., monthly series on Workers’ Compensation

    Last month we discussed when off-work benefits (TTD, short for Temporary Total Disability) should begin and when they can end. This month is about wha ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Business Owners: Do You Take a Credit/Debit Card?

    If you own a business, you want to offer your customers a variety of ways to pay for your product or service; not everyone feels comfortable carrying ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • WORKPLACE NAPPING: A PERK WITH A PURPOSE

    Have you ever been so tired at work that your eyes began to cross? If you worked at Google, Ben & Jerry’s or Proctor & Gamble, this wouldn’t be a prob ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • Lake in the Hills hotel feasible, site near Huntley hospital also possible, study says

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A new hotel development could be feasible and supported in the area, according to a report prepared for village officials.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Medical device company Life Spine Inc. moves to Huntley

    HUNTLEY – As of Friday, the village of Huntley will be home base for a medical device company that's relocating with growth in mind.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 4.9 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in September, down from 7.1 percent a year ago, according to preliminary figures ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Will your retirement be a “Trick” or a “Treat?”

    A Halloween story: Once upon a time, you would go to school, get a job, work hard, put something away for tomorrow and then retire at 65 and enjoy li ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third-quarter forecasts

    PEORIA — Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Bates: Remove obstacles to get most from life

    I have this lovely fruit tree in my front yard with bright pink flowers in the spring and red crabapples in the fall.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Report: Chicago Tribune to buy Sun-Times' suburban papers

    Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Tribune Publishing is poised to buy Sun-Times Media’s suburban daily and weekly papers from W ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Crystal Lake Dominick's store acquired for retail development

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The building that once housed Dominick’s grocery store in Crystal Lake was recently acquired by an Illinois food store company, however ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 6:13 am
  • McHenry County home sales up 2.1 percent in September

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County home sales increased 2.1 percent in September as sale prices climbed and more homes were put on the market.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:03 am
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