• Heartland Bank to host Spring into Free Event

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    April 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • U.S. employers add 192K jobs; rate stays at 6.7 pct.

    WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government re ...
    April 4, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • U.S. auto sales expected to rise 2 percent in March

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales picked up speed in the second half of March, automakers say, but not enough to rescue a lackluster first quarter.
    April 1, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Strohacker: Spring and growth is in the air

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    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Graham Cracker Comics celebrating 15 years

    DeKALB – Kevin Healy has been reading comic books since he was 7 years old, and now, he’s teaching DeKalb residents about the comic book culture.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • U.S. stocks head for a meager first-quarter gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technolo ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Is the current minimum wage fair?

    WASHINGTON – The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • McDonald's offers free coffee for breakfasters

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is offering free coffee to its customers for a limited time as competition for the breakfast crowd intensifies.
    March 28, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Jobless rates all in most Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jobless rates fell in February in most Illinois metropolitan areas compared to the same time last year, although most areas also lost j ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald.
    April 7, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip to 4-month low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since lat ...
    March 27, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Young workers change jobs frequently, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department says young adults held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:55 am
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