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  • Health insurance: Risk and reward

    Health insurance: It’s just one of those things. Everyone knows that physical and financial vulnerabilities plague the uninsured – and still, everyone ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • Holiday hiring: McHenry County businesses readying themselves for the season

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Santa may need a few more elves this year, but that won’t have a major effect on the local job market.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Casket choices reflect a person’s life, loves and lifestyle

        The respectful attention to the preparation details of a deceased loved one, friend or co-worker can be the most important element of the funeral ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Helfers: Marengo-Union Chamber fall calendar fills up

    Fall officially has arrived, and excitement is in the crisp air with all the upcoming chamber events. Please be sure to check our website for the late ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Editor's Desk: Sage invests in McHenry County, its workers

    I mentioned earlier this week that members of the Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board have been meeting with candidates in contested races of local int ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Woodstock State of the City: Economic development efforts going strong, to remain priority

    WOODSTOCK – Economic development efforts have been going strong in the city of Woodstock and will continue to remain priority, officials said Thursday ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Skeleton Key Brewery brings good beer, education programs to Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – Anew brewery opening in Woodridge believes the key to success is brewing well-crafted, balanced beer and telling interested people how to ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Woodstock's Jaci's Cookies to close Sept. 30

    WOODSTOCK – The Square will lose a bit of its sweetness by the end of the month.Jaci Krandel announc ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Sage Products in Cary plans 27-acre expansion, expects to add 350 jobs

    CARY – A 27-acre expansion of Sage Products in Cary is expected to create 350 jobs within five years, Village Administrator Chris Clark said.
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Former IHOP restaurant in Wheaton to be razed

    WHEATON – A former IHOP restaurant in the Danada Square East shopping center in Wheaton will be torn down to make way for a fast-casual chicken restau ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 7:11 am
  • Home Run Inn opens in Berwyn

    BERWYN – Home Run Inn celebrated the opening of its ninth restaurant Aug. 29 at 6825 W. Cermak Road in Berwyn with city and Berwyn Development Corpora ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Glenbard West senior designs T-shirt for Boosters organization

    GLEN ELLYN – Glenbard West High School senior Jacob Johanson smiles when he sees someone wearing the Glenbard West T-shirt he designed.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • First National Bank awards $10,000 to Harvard Economic Development Corporation

    HARVARD – The city’s economic development corporation will be able to do more to spur job growth with a new grant award from First National Bank.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Huntley thrift store that benefits local organizations looks to relocate

    HUNTLEY – Sweet Repeats Thrift Shoppe is looking to relocate to its former spot in Huntley.The resal ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Will County area business briefs

    Xfinity store to open in JolietJOLIET – Comcast announced recently plans to open an XFINITY store in ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers to host fair trade colored gem event

    BERWYN – Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers, 6418 W. Cermak Road, Berwyn, will host a fair trade colored gem event from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • New Zoup! location opens in Woodridge

    WOODRIDGE – A new location for soup chain Zoup! opened in Woodridge on Sept. 15, according to a news release from the business.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Five Common Misconceptions of Living Trusts

    Despite how commonplace Living Trust have become in recent years, many common misconceptions persist.  It is often these misconceptions that discourag ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 9:24 am
  • Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce anticipates move to Algonquin village hall

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking to move to Algonquin’s Ganek Municipal Center.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Downers Grove Chamber630 celebrates businesses with annual awards

    DOWNERS GROVE – Some of the best and brightest businesses in Downers Grove and Woodridge were honored with the annual Chamber630 awards during a cerem ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm
  • Upscale Italian restaurant to open in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A new upscale Italian restaurant is coming to Woodstock that seeks to emulate the downtown Chicago dining experience without the downtown ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • New La Grange restaurant fourteensixteen offers modern feel, eclectic menu

    LA GRANGE – La Grange residents can get a taste of Chicago’s trendy River North neighborhood at fourteensixteen, a “new American” restaurant that open ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Dawn Smith takes reins at Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce

    GLEN ELLYN – New Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Smith hopes to make the chamber even more of a resource for area businesses.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Luna Flooring Gallery opening in Oak Brook

    OAK BROOK – The Luna Flooring Gallery will open its sixth retail showroom in Oak Brook, according to a news release from the company.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Time for an Insurance Check-Up

    When was the last time you reviewed your insurance coverage? Just as getting an annual medical check-up is a sensible way to maintain your health, rev ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 7:47 am
  • I am a Piece of Paper, But Even More…

    I am an idea.  I am a promise. I help men and women see vision, dream dreams, and achieve economic ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Governors State to close business centers

    UNIVERSITY PARK – Governors State University has announced it is closing its Illinois Small Business Development Center and its Illinois SBDC Internat ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Will County area business briefs

    BOLINGBROOK – Filmquest Group, an international merchant converter and value-added provider of packaging films, announced it has expanded its commitme ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Beecher, Channahon, Lemont receive grants to fund public safety initiatives

    CHICAGO – ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus have awarded $170,000 in grants to fund projects in 24 municipalities – including three local commu ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Bombay Joe's opening in former Bistro Monet in Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Those who happen to be in downtown Glen Ellyn on Sept. 10 will be able to sample some of the fare at the new Bombay Joe's Gastropub, whic ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you like best about the autumn season?
    Cooler temperatures
    Leaves changing
    Fall fashion
    Pumpkin-flavored drinks/food