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The Empress Casino gambling boat makes its way down the Des Plaines River in 1993. (John Smierciak, Chicago Tribune / June 21, 2012)

Winners and losers: Chicago-area casinos 20 years later

The first suburban Chicago casino opened 20 years ago this month, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in taxes, but also … Read more ›

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Threading & Henna Painting Woodstock IL

Threading and Henna Painting is now available in Woodstock, IL at Mixin Mingle! Preeti Flora celebrates the grand opening of her shop at 231 Main … Read more ›

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Comcast brings family and friends closer together with the launch of Skype on Xfinity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comcast brings family and friends closer together with the launch of Skype on Xfinity National Rollout Begins Today in Boston and Seattle … Read more ›

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Names Illinois-Based Learning Resources® as Recipient of Inaugural Corporate Leadership Award

Selection Highlights Shared Educational Values and Approaches to Help All Children The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has announced the selection of Learning Resources, Inc. … Read more ›

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State of the City Luncheon Scheduled – May 24

On May 24, the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a State of the City Luncheon at the Woodstock Country Club (10310 Club … Read more ›

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Are you ready for Job Fair Season?

The season of job fairs is upon us, including: Spring Job Fair at Harper College• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 20• Building M … Read more ›

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Mobile Computing: Tablets in the Workplace

With tablets such as the iPad 3 taking the consumer and business markets by storm, it's sometimes difficult not to portray all their hype as … Read more ›

Cary-Grove High School students Francisco Lagunas (left), Katie Dickow, Matt Hutchings and Andrew Lorenzen won first place in McHenry County College’s recent marketing challenge. (Photo provided by McHenry County College)

High school students compete in MCC marketing challenge

A group of Cary-Grove High School students earned first-place honors in a recent marketing challenge through McHenry County College. Francisco Lagunas, Matt Hutchings, Andrew Lorenzen … Read more ›

Dave Jenkins, of Crystal Lake School District 47, speaks with a resident during the business to government plug-in event. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Business owners receive crash-course on government bidding process

Business owners from throughout the far northwest suburbs recently received a crash-course about potential government vendor opportunities available in McHenry County. More than 100 residents … Read more ›

Lake in the Hills is now offering an incentive program to current and prospective tenants in an effrot to fill vacant hangars. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Lake in the Hills Airport offers incentives to fill vacant hangars

Financial struggles at a far northwest suburban airport have resulted in the creation of an incentive program aimed at filling empty hangars by rewarding current … Read more ›