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  • Most house fires start in the kitchen

    Eleven-year-old Ethan Peterson was playing an online video game at a relative’s home in Bakersfield. When a remote player asked about background noise ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Business Organization workshop to be hosted by USF Business Incubator

    JOLIET – The University of St. Francis College of Business and Health Administration Business Incubator, in partnership with the Fox Valley chapter of ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Wheaton approves Aldi expansion plans

    WHEATON – Wheaton City Council members on Aug. 1 approved expansion plans for Aldi, although the grocery store will not be able to install as large a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • Woodstock City Council hears plans for former Farm and Fleet property

    WOODSTOCK – A potential new development might come to the old Farm and Fleet property at the southwest corner of Route 14 and Route 47 in Woodstock.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Lucky Bernie's sandwich shop opens second location in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Lucky Bernie’s has opened its second McHenry County location in Woodstock, and has plans for more in the area, a store manager said.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Downers Grove fitness family opens area’s first SPENGA location

    DOWNERS GROVE – A local couple with years of fitness experience under their belt has opened up a new, diverse fitness business in their hometown.
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 11:42 am

       Has it really been 15 years since the 9/11?     Following the Board of Directors’ September 11, ...
    July 1, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • McHenry County farmers hope for more rain this growing season

    Even with recent showers, McHenry County farmers are hoping for more rain this growing season.Mike V ...
    July 31, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Will County area business briefs

    USF placed in top 20 Private Masters InstitutionsJOLIET – In its 2016 Student Success Ratings, natio ...
    July 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Scorched Earth Brewing gets state recognition for being Illinois Made

    ALGONQUIN – Scorched Earth Brewing Company is the first business from McHenry County recognized by Illinois Made, a new Illinois Office of Tourism pro ...
    July 29, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Sunshine Dance Project to move into bigger Glen Ellyn space

    GLEN ELLYN – The Sunshine Dance Project Studio has been given the green light to move into a bigger space in downtown Glen Ellyn.
    July 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Permanent insurance products: safe places to save

    In addition to a little peace of mind, whole life and three universal life variants – standard (interest sensitive) universal life, variable universal ...
    July 28, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Editor's Desk: Downtown Crystal Lake is business-filled, vibrant

    I don’t get to downtown Crystal Lake near enough, but I’ve had the chance to visit several times this week as my wife and I have taken turns shuttling ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Special touches help bring closure to a family's loss

    Saying good-bye to a loved one for the last time is one of the most difficult moments anyone will ever experience.
    July 27, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Downtown Crystal Lake has no retail vacancies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone who wants to relocate their retail store downtown will have to wait, as there are zero retail vacancies in downtown Crystal Lake ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Reader Poll

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