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  • Presentation on history of American protests to start Sampler Series

    UNION – Public protests over perceived loss of freedoms and equal rights is nothing new. In the century that followed the Civil War, Illinois business ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Author Spotlight: Dr. Rachel Northern

    Hometown: RichmondLatest Book: “A Journey to Vibrant Health”Publisher: CreateSpaceRelease Date: Janu ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From room service by robots to a loaner Porsche, hotels go all out with extravagant perks to draw in customers

    Loaner Porsches, robot room service, butler-drawn baths, elf tuck-ins (elf tuck-ins?). It may sound like the life of the 1 percent, but all of these c ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Straight Talk: Set firm boundaries for children, alcoholic ex

    Mr. Atwater: I’ve got a 10-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. I divorced a little more than two years ago, not because I wanted to but because I ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • The Whole Nine Yards: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid…

    Although I didn’t vote for our current president, I agree with Republicans who say to whiney, grumpy Democrats: “He won. Get over it. Stop complaining ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Woodstock home showcases New Orleans style, antiques

    In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a two-week party; at Craig Hallenstein’s house, it is a year-round celebration.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • Gardens of the Gilded Age gain renewed attention, respect

    The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms b ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Hanging baskets add instant color, texture

    Want to add instant color and texture to your deck, balcony, entryway or other small space around your yard? Consider hanging baskets.
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • What to look for in a plastic surgeon

    Whether a woman is looking to enhance her body or undergo reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy, her choice of a plastic surgeon is of the utmost ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue Center's Irish House Party postponed

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Irish House Party concert scheduled Friday at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake has been postponed because of a medical ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • 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 ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 4:16 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 ...
    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
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