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  • Player pens book to keep memories alive

    Ben Utecht seemed to have it all: Former National Football League tight end with a Super bowl ring, beautiful wife and four daughters. However, Utecht ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • Ringwood church volunteers crochet sleeping mats for the homeless

    McHenry resident Sue Jette is proud to call herself a bag lady. Jette, along with eight other volunteers from Ringwood United Methodist Church, have f ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 9:24 am
  • Atwater: We can do better with drug abuse prevention

    Over the years, we have put a lot of energy into drug abuse prevention, and it sure doesn’t seem like there’s been a good return on investment.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Author Spotlight: Kimberley Schumacher

    Hometown: Crystal LakeLatest Book: “My Letters to Amy: A Search for Generational Healing”Publisher: ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The Back Forty: Halloween used to have more bite

    Listening to my kids describe putting their Halloween costumes together in detail was always sort of a Year in Review pop culture pop quiz for me. If ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake poet wins international poetry prize

    Richard King Perkins II of Crystal Lake was named a winner in the international 2016 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Awards for his poem, “Grease Poet.”
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Toys break down barriers

    NEW YORK – Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items such as dolls with disabilities, female su ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The Whole Nine Yards: Cooling another case of election-acid reflux

    The nice thing about a national election is that our nation’s hatred will be sliced in half the instant it’s over.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 11:45 am
  • MCC to introduce real Hamilton

    The truth about the real Alexander Hamilton, why he was the most important founding father after George Washington and why the hit Broadway show is ma ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Matte finishes are a top fall decor trend

    Take a look through the fall decor catalogs or browse the aisles of furnishings stores and you’ll see a recurring theme: matte finishes.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Mix-and-match banner makes mantel decor easy

    I recently moved to a new house that is less than half the size of my former home, but the new place has one key feature the old one lacked: a firepla ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Though common, miscarriage can be isolating experience

    Three years ago, Ramsey Hootman’s daughter was stillborn at 26 weeks. “It was obviously the worst day of my life,” she said, “but at this point it’s n ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Sarley: Bowfisherman facing "serious attacks"

    Ed DeVries runs the Bowfishing Association of Illinois and does a very nice job, I must say. The bowfishermen take pride in their archery skills and t ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Pink Floyd tribute at McHenry Outdoor Theater, 'The Trump Card,' Fall Fun in Huntley & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. McHENRY OUTDOOR THEATER PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE WH ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Review: 'Jack Reacher' sequel not as good as 2012 original

    It’s not the acting or the action that makes “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” inferior to the original 2012 hit. It’s the story.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 4:30 pm
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