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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Lighting of the Square, Festival of Lights Parade, "A Christmas Carol" & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) LIGHTING OF THE SQUARE & CHRISTMAS PARADE ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:27 am
  • Review: Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful 'Creed' goes the distance

    Admit it. When you heard another “Rocky” movie was coming out – a seventh – you thought, really? How many “Rocky” movies do we need?
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Review: 'The Good Dinosaur' fails to live up to the Pixar promise

    Pixar has spoiled us. All those fresh, funny, touching movies have transformed the stale genre of kids’ entertainment into must-see viewing for the ma ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Review: Adele's "25" tears your heart in half, in a good way

    The minute I heard Adele had a new album coming out, I was searching for a way to pre-order it. My wife and I were disheartened to find out the vinyl ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • A Thanksgiving playlist to put you in the thankful mood (or to help you grin and bear it)

    Almost everyone has friends and family they gather with around this time of year.Some of us are happ ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Skip the sandwich; use leftover turkey for tacos

    NEW YORK – Take a look at the cover of acclaimed chef Alex Stupak’s new cookbook on tacos, and you might note something missing: acclaimed chef Alex S ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Leftover squash problem? Add pasta

    Need to know what to do with all that leftover butternut squash from Thanksgiving? We’ve got you covered. This pasta dish is a fantastic weeknight-fri ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Recipe of the Week: PBBB’s

    1 10 1/4-ounce package of fudge brownie mix1/3 cup oil1 egg2 tablespoons water1/3 cup creamy or chun ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DIY or canned, leftover cranberry sauce makes great pancakes

    Cranberry Sauce, Oat and Flax PancakesStart to finish: 20 minutesMakes 10 pancakes1/2 cup oat flour ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Still not a cranberry sauce fan? Maybe bacon will covert you

    Admittedly, I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to cranberry sauce. What’s not to like? Whether shplopped (that’s the official sound) from a can or hom ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • A moist and buttery seeded dinner roll with a sweet side

    No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without fresh dinner rolls. Because what else will you use to sop up all the juices and sauces and gravies that don ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • A cheat sheet to take the mystery out of Thanksgiving math

    Thanksgiving math actually isn’t all that hard. You just need to use a few basic equations.For examp ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • From the quaint to the spectacular, McHenry County's holiday happenings

    When it comes to lighting Christmas trees, welcoming Santa and celebrating the holidays, McHenry County knows what it’s doing.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Health co-op failure in New York leaves doctors owed millions

    NEW YORK – The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

    One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and they probably w ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:32 am
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