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  • Entertaining a gaggle of ghouls? Time to dress up popcorn

    It’s that time of year again, when gaggles of little ghosts, goblins and ghouls expect sweet treats.
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Peanuts just aren’t enough. Jack up your brittle with bacon!

    Halloween is the time for old-fashioned treats. Apple bobbing, caramel apples, popcorn balls and peanut brittle.
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • A scary good chocolate cupcake gets dressed up mummy-style

    If you have children, chances are pretty good you’ll find yourself needing to bake something for a Halloween event. Or maybe you got invited to an adu ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • McHenry County Health column: Early detection of breast cancer provides protection

    Chances are many of us know someone affected by breast cancer. It is a disease that impacts the life of not only the woman diagnosed, but of all the f ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Cindy Crawford's DeKalb roots featured in her autobiography, 'Becoming'

    Before Cindy Crawford graced runways and magazines such as Playboy and Cosmopolitan, she toiled under the hot summer sun in DeKalb County cornfields.
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • McHenry County Historical Society to host 'Historic Halloween' with Jim May

    UNION – It was a dark and stormy night …Dark? Sure. It always gets dark after the sun goes down. Sto ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Crystal Lake Housewalk to show off four visionary homes

    It seems as if every neighborhood has one. The big, mysterious house with a different story from everyone you meet or the fancy, well-landscaped home ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Woodstock series to feature 'Downton Abbey,' 'Masterpiece Theatre' producer

    WOODSTOCK – Four thousand miles. That’s the approximate distance from McHenry County to England. But at 7 p.m. every Sunday night, PBS’s “Masterpiece ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Early tire pressure sensors beginning to fail

    Your low tire pressure might be providing misinformation. Since the mid-2000s, U.S. legislation h ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • Stem Cell Therapy: Is It Right For You?

    Regenerative medicine uses stem cells to regenerate and repair tissues in your body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects. Stem ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'Gypsy,' Marengo Settlers' Days, Fall Diddley and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “GYPSY” WHEN: Oct. 9 through Nov. 1 WHER ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Six Flags Great America to create virtual Metropolis in 2016

    GURNEE – Fans of DC Comics can look forward to experiencing a new thrill ride at Six Flags Great America next summer.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Review: 'The Walk' earns its keep with spectacular third act

    Can a great third act make a great film? Conventional wisdom would say no. It’s silly to spell out, but beginnings and middles are important, too.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Review: Woodstock Opera House's 'Young Frankenstein' is 'alive!'

    Woodstock Musical Theatre Company kicks off its 2015-16 season with an ambitiously fun production of “The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein.”
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 7:45 am
  • Marengo Settlers' Days schedule of events

    A Marengo tradition since 1971, Settlers' Days will take place Oct. 8-12 throughout Marengo, including downtown and at Cody's Farm, 19502 River Road, ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:47 am
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