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  • Beyond ear buds and eyerolls Nine ways to make travel with your teen fun for everyone in the family

    The low point of the trip wasn’t when my husband, Andrew, and I hiked into the Grand Canyon without our teens, because Solomon and Celia opted to stay ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • It’s important to read aloud with your kids, and make it count

    One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborn ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 4:14 pm
  • Rachel Barton Pine

    8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, The Listening Room at Lakeside Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • 4th Fridays

    6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, The Starline Factory, 300 W. Front St., HarvardA monthly art event held ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:02 am
  • Antique Appraisal Day

    1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St., UnionApprais ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Beer, Bacon & Bikes

    1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Starting at Mixin Mingle, 1118 N. Green St., McHenryTour downtown res ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • An Evening of Percussion

    7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal LakeReturning for a ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • "Pippin"

    7 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and March 2-3, and 1 and 7 p.m. March 4, Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:56 am
  • The Irish House Party

    8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal LakeHosted by All-Irel ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • McHenry County Planit10: Irish House Party, Beer, Bacon & Bikes fest, Antique Appraisal Day & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2017 - 4:19 pm
  • McHenry County Band Spotlight: Hans and the Hormones

    What is the band’s name and how did it get that name?Hans and the Hormones. One of our original memb ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Review: No clear message in Steppenwolf's 'Straight White Men,' but plenty of laughs

    Well ... I had to think long and hard about what I wanted to say about Steppenwolf’s latest premiere, “Straight White Men.”
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 7:53 am
  • Review: Marriott's 'Mamma Mia!' is ABBA-solute fun

    “Honey, Honey.” “Money, Money, Money.” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.” What do they all have in common? If you grew up in the ’ ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 7:50 am
  • Review: Steppenwolf's 'Monster' masterfully brings best-selling book to stage

    “The man wants you, he got you.” These words open the deeply dramatic adaptation “Monster,” produced by Steppenwolf Theatre Company for Steppenwolf fo ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Review: In 'Get Out,' the two-faced horrors of racism

    Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date’s liberal family in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” writer-dir ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
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