A Few Clouds
72FA Few CloudsFull Forecast

Local Business Headlines

  • In rough, Boone Creek Golf Club tests pizza-sized holes

    BULL VALLEY – Next spring, McHenry County golfers could start seeing more greens with holes larger than dinner plates as courses experiment with new w ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • McHenry County Business Journal's Book of Lists surveys due Nov. 17

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The deadline for the business surveys used to compile the McHenry County Business Journal's annual Book of Lists is Nov. 17.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Planning For Incapacity with Home State Bank

    Having a comprehensive estate plan in place can help you feel more confident about the future, for you and your loved ones. However, one aspect of es ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Crystal Lake Chamber recognizes Martin Johnson Tax & Financial Services Inc.

    The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Martin Johnson Tax & Financial Services Inc. as 30-year continuous member of the business mem ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Torrid opens in McHenry

    The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Torrid, a clothing retailer at 3252 Shoppers Drive, Unit D4, M ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cumpata: Incredible journey for past 5 years

    In July 2009, I joined the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. as president. After 25 years in ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all NWH instances for analytics purposes.

    Cary-Grove beats Crystal Lake South, finishes undefeated

    More videos

    Reader Poll

    Do you agree with the County Board's decision to turn away state funding that could have been used to help the uninsured?
    Yes
    No