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  • Planit 10: Things to do April 2 to April 9

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) FIRST FRIDAY ART SHOW WHEN: 5 p.m. April 3 ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Review: 'Furious 7' drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

    Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.
    April 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Woodstock hosts Welles Film Fest

    Fans of Orson Welles films will have plenty of movies to choose from when the Orson Welles Film Festival presents 10 films in seven weeks.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Crystal Lake production tells historic Easter story through modern means

    Many already might know the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross.But a weekend production aims to ma ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Carrot cake made for mornings

    This Easter, we’ve decided you can have cake for breakfast. After all, it is a holiday that already is loaded with treats. So why not embrace the swee ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Swap spring staples for bacon and eggs this Easter

    The classic foods of Easter dinner have never done much for me. Sure, a honey-glazed ham is nice. But the rest of the meal tends to go downhill, queui ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Tasteless tweets by newly named 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah draw fire

    NEW YORK – A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweet ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    NEWARK, N.J. – First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for gir ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • 'Daily Show' host Noah discusses his new gig

    NEW YORK – The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over "The Daily Show" from longtim ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

    SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show'

    NEW YORK – Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Kerth: Answering the riddle of the voice in the darkness

    Have you ever had that sense when, on seeing a person for the first time, you felt you had seen him before? That everything about him – his eyes, his ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:37 pm
  • Leaders launch nondenominational Latino church in Crystal Lake

    As Alex Aguilar looked around at a room of at least 130 people, many with their arms raised, their Latino voices singing, he knew he’d made the right ...
    March 30, 2015 - 8:03 am
  • Google Maps tool gives virtual tour of Raue Center in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake seats 750 people inside its glamorous theater, but with new technology available online, t ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm
  • Sampler Series speaker examines Illinois' domestic servants in the 19th century

    UNION – In the 19th century when hired girls were common in middle-class households across Illinois, the world was full of plenty of hard work for ser ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:21 pm
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