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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Art Fair at the Dole, dance show, ski competition, Farm Rock & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ART FAIR AT THE DOLE WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m ...
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Art Walk to feature blind-folded driver, possibly mayor as passenger

    As part of the Woodstock Art Walk at 7 p.m. Sept. 11, area performer Joe Diamond will drive around the Woodstock Square blindfolded.
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Fall movie preview: highlights of a season big on pageantry

    Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles.
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Review: Mariott Theatre's 'October Sky' features well-oiled ensemble

    Years ago, plays and musicals were turned into films more frequently than films were turned into stage shows. Times have changed, as evidenced by ever ...
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset fest brings family fun (schedule included)

    When it comes to putting on the Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival, organizers take it personally.
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Leasing a car

    Would you enjoy the peace of mind of always driving a vehicle that is under warranty and rarely, if ever, will need anything more than routine mainten ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • A little care, beer-based marinade can produce stellar pork chops

    Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Chicken skips marinades without skimping on flavor

    Sometimes we think too hard about the food we toss on the grill. Brine this, rub that, marinate for 12 days. Enough!
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Finding a U.S.-made hard cider that’s worth drinking

    BOSTON – There was a day not so long ago when this country had squat to offer as far as hard ciders. And for those of us who came of age on this delic ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Transform unripe peaches on the grill

    If you are anything like me, you look forward to summer peaches all year. But unless you live near an orchard and can get them when they are at their ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Shish kebab a ‘burger’ of a different sort

    With autumn winking at me from the horizon, Labor Day grilling takes on a whole new significance. I’ve either worked my rusty old charcoal grill to th ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

    Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake1 stick of butter or margarine, melted2 cups strawberries, chopp ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Maintenance and replacing in pairs

    You can take the repairman away from the auto shop, but you can’t take him away from repair ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Memory Care Softens Aging

    Fish, house, boat. Could you remember and repeat those words after a few minutes? That’s a simplistic explanation of one part of the “mini-mental st ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • New baby? Time to shop as trends in gear shifting

    NEW YORK – How new or expectant parents navigate the megaworld of baby gear and its precursor, the megaworld of pregnancy gear, is an individual quest ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
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