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  • MCEDC taking Business Champion nominations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. is accepting nominations for the organization’s 2014 Business Champion Awards.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Monarchs, praying mantis topics of upcoming MCCD programs

    Kids will examine the body parts, behaviors and the egg cases of praying mantis before journeying outside in search of the insect.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Arévalo: Employee substance abuse a dilemma for employers

    Imagine you are the manager of a small manufacturing facility. You are walking the plant floor early on a Tuesday morning and notice that one of your ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Arévalo: ‘Ban the box’ law going into effect in 2015

    In June, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act. This so-called “ban the box” legislation, which removes qu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Some McHenry County governments feeling road salt pinch

    Highway and public works departments statewide are scrambling to secure supplies of road salt after learning that a number of them were dropped from I ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:08 am
  • Blow dry bars arrive in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There’s nothing like a new hairstyle. You leave the salon feeling confident and hope you run into people just so you can show off your ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Middaugh: Smart use of variables can lead to right answers for retirement

    If you think back to your math classes in high school or college, you may remember that many of the problems involved the use of variables. Changing t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Conservation district programs explore insects, birds

    Poetry, art and games are all ways kids and families will explore nature at upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant open house held tonight

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An open house is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn where representatives of the company proposing a $450 million pow ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • State law requires certain percentage of housing to be 'affordable'

    Construction workers along Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake carry long boards in and out of future residences as they put the final touches on a set o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • MCC offers bookkeeping certificate program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a bookkeeping certificate program through its Fast Track program in August.
    July 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Residents make transportation wish list for Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Post-it notes and markers on maps of Crystal Lake left in City Hall by residents Wednesday could be the road map for the city's fut ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • MCC to offer real estate program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s Workforce and Community Development Department is offering a real estate pre-licensing program that meets from ...
    July 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake trucker travels to preserve Sept. 11 history

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Thirteen years ago Joe Alger went to New York City to give what he could to help people recover from the nation’s deadliest terrorist a ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Crystal Lake seeks public input for transportation plan

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents will have a chance to help shape the future of the city’s transportation infrastructure and offerings during an ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry County College ramps up manufacturing programs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two years ago RoseAnn Smith of Lake in the Hills decided she needed to go back to school if she didn’t want to work the night shift for ...
    July 13, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • For the Record: McHenry County business incorporations, licenses and commercial sales

    Gathered as of July 10 by Record Information Services ( of Kaneville, a company that compiles public record information from Coo ...
    July 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Six Crystal Lake girls to participate in FIRST Tech Challenge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – During a group project three years ago, then-sixth-grader Audrey Godsell of Crystal Lake bestowed upon two friends some simple yet unor ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Bleacher battle argued in front of appellate court

    ELGIN – The legal battle over a $1.18 million bleacher expansion at Crystal Lake South High School continued to the appellate court Thursday where att ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Businesses laud reversal of video gambling bans

    At 5 percent of the cut, municipal governments don't get a very big piece of the action when it comes to video gambling as compared to their other rev ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Local Texas Roadhouse to host benefit lunch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fourteen Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Illinois, including the recently opened Crystal Lake restaurant, are teaming up with law enforc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • E-cigarette shops pop up throughout McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In opening a new electronic cigarette and hookah lounge, a Crystal Lake man said he was joining what he calls “a revolution.”
    July 9, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Changing habits have retailers seeking new strategies

    McHENRY – Many small businesses are falling behind in the era of e-commerce.“The world is spinning s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • 7-Eleven launches new Doritos Loaded

    By 10 a.m. Wednesday, the day of its launch, 7-Eleven’s brand new Doritos Loaded product had at least one Crystal Lake fan.
    July 3, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Kid-centric programming explores animals of land, water

    WOODSTOCK – Snakes, hawks and the creatures dwelling in ponds and creeks will be discovered in upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programmi ...
    June 30, 2014 - 10:42 am
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