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  • Slice of summer: Try new recipes using watermelon

    Watermelon Molasses 12 servings (makes 1¼ to 1½cups) This floral and stunning sauce, which is great ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Crisp crust and summer fruit come together as easy as you-know-what

    I think I’d made a three-tier wedding cake before I faced down my fear of pie.Back then, just the id ...
    July 28, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with Chicago concert

    CHICAGO — Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
    July 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • A demanding job might be good for your brain

    Having a mentally demanding job can be a daily grind, but it could also lead to long-term health benefits, according to a recent study.
    July 27, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Siberian husky from Toronto donates $500 to Forever Husky rescue in Crystal Lake through photo app Dogly

    It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, but not for Maska, a 3-year-old Siberian husky from Toronto. With the help of the dog-focused, photo-sharing app D ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:47 am
  • Author to discuss Chain O'Lakes history at historical society

    There’s just something special about being near water – be it a patio pond, creek, river or lake. Magnify that exponentially, and you can appreciate t ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Catholic archdiocese is the nation's first to monitor its buildings' power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Decorate home with neutrals – with an edge

    There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral – whites, beiges, tans – don’t clash with any ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Atwater: Sobriety requires attitude adjustment

    I hear all the time about people who have “an attitude.” I hear things like, “Don’t take that attitude with me,” or, “I don’t like your attitude.”
    July 24, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

    NEW YORK – Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Challenger has hemi power at a modest price

    While value is relative, this muscle car’s advantages are overwhelming if you are looking for raw power with room for four adults and high-tech gear. ...
    July 23, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • The Garlands of Barrington to open the Garlands Club

    The award-winning Garlands of Barrington is expanding. The new The Garlands Club, scheduled to open ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Neurotoxins help clients put their best face forward

    When it comes to neurotoxins, for most people Botox is the brand that likely comes to mind first. Bu ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Woodstock Mozart Festival a world-class classical music attraction

    People throughout the world recognize Woodstock for its Mozart Festival, and organizers are hoping more in McHenry County catch on.
    July 23, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Right-Center-Left brings dinner theater to Crystal Lake

    Steve Connell saw the need for a dinner theater in McHenry County, so the actor and retired teacher created one.
    July 23, 2015 - 10:15 am
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