Local Business Headlines

  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in March, down from 9.2 percent in March 2013, according to preliminary figures from ...
    April 24, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Modine closing its McHenry manufacturing facility

    McHENRY – Modine Manufacturing has announced it will close its McHenry facility over an 18-month period, resulting in the loss of 135 full-time jobs.
    April 24, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Peschke: Good, bad involved with student loans

    Student loan debt is second only to mortgage debt in the U.S., and the average college student graduates $29,000 in debt, which jeopardizes his or her ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • ‘Speed dating’ event with local manufacturers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County Economic Development Corp. will host its sixth Manufacturing Matchmaking event from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 12 at the Ho ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Foreign trade forum scheduled for May

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A foreign trade zone forum to inform and discover the level of interest of local businesses that import or export or are planning to im ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Bates: In some cases, networking trumps social media

    How does Kurt Rice do it?How does Rice, owner of a Better Water Treatment Co., run a successful refe ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Hickey Financial Group to host MLB pitching coach

    ALGONQUIN – Allstate - Hickey Financial Group, 2385 S. Randall Road, Algonquin, is hosting two-time World Series pitching coach Jim Hickey, of the Tam ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • McHenry County farmers prepare for farm bill’s implications

    WOODSTOCK – Linnea Kooistra is absolutely going to buy dairy insurance.Like crop insurance, the volu ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Doggie Daycare Delight opens in Crystal Lake

    A Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of Doggie Daycare Delight, 7808 Virginia Road, Crystal La ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Time capsule: The Heidelberg Café in Fox River Grove

    Before there were fast-food places such as McDonald’s and Burger King, there were family-owned cafés. Cafés proliferated in the 1920s and 1930s as pav ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • Baird & Warner gets 2 new agents

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two new agents have joined the Crystal Lake/Carpentersville Baird & Warner Real Estate Office.
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Linda Costoff joins Tessler Construction Co.

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tessler Construction Co. Inc. has appointed Linda Costoff as its business development manager.
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • A Choice: Taxable or tax-free income in retirement?

    Forty years ago, the Stanford marshmallow experiment explored self-control by offering preschoolers a choice: Take a marshmallow immediately and get o ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Rosecrance Health Care opens in Crystal Lake

    Rosecrance Health Care, 422 Tracy Court, Crystal Lake, recently celebrated its opening with a Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Mercy Health System adds doctor in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Mercy Health System recently added Dr. Preeti Vemuri, a board-certified allergist/immunologist, to its staff at Mercy Algonquin Medical Ce ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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