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  • Soak up Oscars vibes

    LOS ANGELES – It’s Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are three places in L.A. to soak up th ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: Harsh self-judgments a roadblock to sobriety

    “Karen” had been in and out of residential treatment programs, outpatient programs and AA since she was a teen, and she just hit her 35th birthday. Sh ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Puppy Love: One family's story of obtaining a new pet in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE — The Morrisons are no strangers to golden retrievers, having had five of them over the years. They had talked about getting another dog ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Coronary Artery Disease - Are you at risk?

    Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women worldwide. Coronary ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 11:04 am
  • Ways to comfort a loved one going through cancer treatment

    When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s often difficult to know what to say and what to do. The side effects of cancer treatment can leave a p ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Parenting: The smart economics of Norway's parental leave, and why the U.S. should consider it

    An army, 40 strollers strong, grinds through the Norwegian forest. We are mamas uniformed in running tights and Technicolor tennis shoes (with a handf ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Review: 'Zoolander 2' tries a little too hard to up the ante

    In case you don't follow the global fashion calendar, Fashion Week has just begun in New York, bringing with it a few nice clothes plus the usual over ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'Tenderly' Valentine's package, Home & Garden Expo, theater, Liverpool Legends Beatles' tribute and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL” V ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central High School Comedy Team to host Valentine's Day-themed show

    Crystal Lake Central High School’s Improv Comedy Team wants to take you on “Fifty Worst Dates” and whatever else comes up.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:36 pm
  • 'Ghostbusters II': This Valentine's Day marks end of world

    In one of the opening scenes of “Ghostbusters II,” a washed-up Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) shoots an episode of his rinky-dink TV show “World of the P ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • McHenry County film buff, fans anticipate 'Pretty in Pink' return to theaters

    When “Pretty in Pink” makes its Feb. 14 return to the theater 30 years after its premiere, Patty Zieman of Woodstock will be there.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Review: Irreverent 'Deadpool' suffers from juvenile humor

    “Deadpool” hates its audience, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Nothing is sacred to either th ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • McHenry County College twins create award-winning film 'Before I Go'

    Using a simple Canon camera and a tripod, Crystal Lake twins Adrian and Andrew Nuno created an award-winning film.
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Review: 'How to Be Single' is raunchy, rote and not terribly romantic

    Dakota Johnson makes for an oddly recessive heroine in “How to Be Single,” an earnest but awkwardly misshapen attempt to reconcile the archaic convent ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • McHenry County marks Ash Wednesday with reflection (with video)

    CARY – The Rev. Phillip Kaim stood before more than 200 parishioners at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Ash Wednesday and told them to prepar ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:05 pm
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