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  • Ross Dress for Less coming to Berwyn's Cermak Plaza

    BERWYN – A Ross Dress for Less store is coming in March to the east side of Cermak Plaza in Berwyn, and another new business is expected to lease near ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Holiday safety tips for pets

    The holidays are in full swing. For pet parents that means it’s time to take extra precautions to ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Merrick Animal Hospital hosts holiday food drive

    Holidays are a popular time for people to open their hearts to help out those in need. Often over ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • Garfield's liquor store gets Crystal Lake's approval for bar area

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A family-owned liquor store could be opening in the former Aldi's building as soon as this February, its chief operating officer said.
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 6:08 pm
  • Reel Art Collectibles in Berwyn to host Star Wars Day

    BERWYN – To celebrate the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Dec. 18, Reel Art Collectibles in Berwyn will host a free all-day screening of ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Public hearing set on proposal for former Cetron factory site in Geneva

    GENEVA – A proposal to build a five-story, 219-unit apartment building at the former Cetron property on Richards Street has some neighbors concerned.
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Batavia bookkeeper carries on family business

    BATAVIA – A bookkeeping business that operates out of a home is looking to expand its reach and eventually move into a space in downtown Batavia, its ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Wondertucky Distillery in Woodstock launches new bourbon product

    WOODSTOCK – The first and only commercial craft distillery in McHenry County recently expanded its offerings with a new 80-proof bourbon made to go do ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Meyer Material files for 2-year extension on Cary mining activities

    CARY — Meyer Material Co. has formally filed a request for more time to complete its mining operations at its Route 31 site, Village Administrator Chr ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: City of St. Charles receives praise

    Congratulations are in order to the city of St. Charles!I recently read an article where St. Charles ...
    Dec. 14, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Former McHenry County College instructor opens boutique in Barrington

    BARRINGTON – A former art teacher at McHenry County College recently opened a boutique that promises to deliver an eclectic mix of accessories, art an ...
    Dec. 14, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Liquor store proposes bar area in new Crystal Lake location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Customers would have the opportunity to taste the offerings at a family-owned liquor store under a proposal set to be considered by the ...
    Dec. 14, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Country Store closing after 40 years in Geneva

    GENEVA – After 40 years as a fixture in the downtown, The Country Store, at 28 James St., in Geneva, is liquidating the business and selling the build ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Serene Teaz celebrates 10 years of steeping in downtown Wheaton

    WHEATON – For a decade, those looking for everything from a jolt of caffeine to a calming chamomile to a refreshing glass of the iced stuff in the sum ...
    Dec. 12, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Do You Need Commercial Auto Insurance?

       Did you know that Commercial Auto insurance can be considerably more expensive than personal auto insurance? However it can be essential for busin ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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