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  • Churches vow to offer sanctuary to people in U.S. illegally

    BROCKTON, Mass. – Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows th ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Mary McCandless

    Hometown: Crystal LakeYear you became aMaster Gardener: 2005What is your background, and how did you ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • NISRA's fall production showcases hard work of actors, staff

    HUNTLEY – With Emily Todd, manager of cultural arts for the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association, on maternity leave, intern Jamie Elam to ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Acura TLX offers acceptable luxury segment alternative

    When we reviewed the all new Acura TLX last year, we wondered whether the marriage of two lesser models, the TL and TSX, would work out. Would it acqu ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models

    LOS ANGELES – Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role mo ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Mall Santas get an upgrade: A look at the high-tech sets

    The mall Santa experience is getting an upgrade. Nearly 40 malls in the U.S. have installed high-tech settings that let kids tap tablets, play games o ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big

    There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:09 am
  • Review: 'Office Christmas Party' throws a holiday rager

    Movie-wise, the office Christmas party is the great dismantler of white-collar worker-bee life. Set out the booze, turn down the lights and suddenly t ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Snowsuit up: 5 McHenry County sled hills to tackle this winter

    Looking to hit the sled hills in McHenry County this season? We’ve got five you might want to visit ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • Review: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is subliminal art at its finest

    Critics. Artists adore them when they come bearing praise and hate them when they’re opinions fall short of effusive. Tom Ford knows this dichotomy we ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Review: Ebullient 'La La Land' is something to sing about

    Musical lovers, take a bow. Your favorite art form is having quite the cultural moment.On Broadway, ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Review: Chastain enlivens political thriller 'Miss Sloane'

    There’s never a hair out of place in “Miss Sloane,” a painstakingly slick political thriller from director John Madden about a brilliant lone wolf lob ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'Nutcracker,' 'Messiah,' RavenStone Castle faire and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. “THE NUTCRACKER” WHEN: Dec. 10-18 WHERE: Woo ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 9:39 am
  • Jimmy Buffett guitarist Peter Mayer returns for Crystal Lake Christmas concert

    It’s “Margaritaville” in the summertime, but the Christmas season is all about “Stars and Promises” for Peter Mayer, lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’ ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 1:23 am
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