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  • Chasing Lyons: Managing stress is all about outrunning our lions

    If you are a parent, chances are good that you can relate to being chased by a lion. Raising kids is all about charging through life by the seat of yo ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:04 am
  • Acura's 2016 MDX deserves more attention

    In the midsize luxury market of sport utility vehicles, Acura is an afterthought. The segment is controlled, if sales are an indicator, by Lexus, Infi ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Attend car functions with confidence using our guide to common slang terms

    I love our language, especially the slang. Slang defines what we enjoy the most. If you follow golf, you probably know what the term “mulligan” means. ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, accordin ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • Review: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' mash-up doesn't mesh

    The latest incarnation of Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet is a most accomplished young woman. She's studious, spunky, quick-witted and multilingual. An ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Review: 'The Choice' is familiar, if sub-par Nicholas Sparks

    Sweeping Southern landscape? Check. Mismatched relationship between a rich girl and a laid-back boy (who often goes shirtless)? Check. A medical crisi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:45 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'Rock 'N' Roll Radio Show,' mushing demos, pro wrestling, 'Rosa Parks' and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL RADIO SHOW” WHEN: 7 p. ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Review: In 'Hail, Caesar!' a studio fixer's faith is tested

    The Coen canon reaches a crescendo – or rather a warped inversion of one – in “Hail, Caesar!” when the brothers assemble a quartet of religious leader ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:15 pm
  • Besting Bowie and Adele, Panic! at the Disco hits No. 1

    By NICOLE EVATTThe Associated Press Debuting at No. 1 is certainly an accomplishment, but bumping ar ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Review: Panic! at the Disco brings mixed bag of treats with new album

    A little over a decade ago, I recall a younger version of myself sitting in a car with my friends listening to the radio. A song from a band I, and mo ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Review: No place like 'Holmes' at Chicago's Mercury Theater

    Sherlock Holmes. Musical theater. One wouldn’t think the two would fit together well, but in a world premiere production of “The Man Who Murdered Sher ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • McHenry native takes on CBS' 'The Amazing Race' with 'Magic Viner' husband

    A McHenry native will join her husband as one of 11 new “socially savvy” teams competing on CBS’ new season of “The Amazing Race.”
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Companies release Super Bowl ads to maximize exposure

    NEW YORK – With Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, a flurry of advertisers including Budweiser and LG Electronics have already released their ga ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 9:44 am
  • Banoffee parfaits a sweet way to end Super Bowl, no matter who wins

    I still remember the first time I had banoffee (banana and toffee, get it?) pie, a beloved dessert in the United Kingdom. My homeroom teacher, Mrs. Ta ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Bratwurst Pasta Bake bridges two worlds

    Here in the U.S., we tend to think of brats as a one-and-done sort of food. Which is to say, we don’t encounter a whole lot of variety in bratwursts. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
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