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  • Master gardener training creates volunteers across the country

    Like gardening? Want to share your skills with your community or family? Master Gardener programs are creating an army of volunteers who contribute ho ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Author Spotlight: Charlene Wexler

    Name:Charlene WexlerHometown: RichmondLatest Book: “Elephants in the Room”Publisher: Createspace.com ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Prepare for spring growing season with advice from Master Gardeners and professionals at Gardenfest 2017

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The snow has melted and the temperatures are bringing in the feel of spring. Your landscape might be looking a little bare, or maybe yo ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Kerth: Only in Florida, where news stories start with, “No, really….”

    Sometimes it’s just too easy.Take the jury’s decision in the recent Miami court case of Claudy Charl ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Former Fox River Grove resident Meg Fleming finds success as children’s book author in California

    Many have dreamed of picking up, moving out and following their passion. For most, that’s exactly what it is – a dream.
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Straight Talk: Adult children of alcoholics not alone

    “Joan” wasn’t happy when she was with other people, and she was scared to death to be alone. Her father, who had just recently passed away, had been a ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • 17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

    In conjunction with our 2017 Storm Preparedness Guide, here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes.
    March 25, 2017 - 7:58 am
  • Misty Copeland's next leap: Giving us all better bodies

    NEW YORK – If you've ever binged on a box of doughnuts – yep, the whole thing – ballerina Misty Copeland can relate. She's done it too, lots.
    March 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

    WASHINGTON – Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by P ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Esther Kaplan

    Hometown: WoodstockYear you became a Master Gardener: 2014What is your background, and how did you g ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Embraced by Baby Boomers, recliners get a makeover

    Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, said Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue show 'Any Other Name' will not transfer to Chicago

    “Any Other Name,” which runs through April 2 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, will not transfer to a Chicago theater as originally pla ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • ‘Pet parents’ find healing

    NEW YORK – It’s easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans ...
    March 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • Discover screen-free alternatives for sick days

    There is nothing wrong with a movie marathon on a sick day. But what if that sick day is going on two, or three, or four? Kids do get sick of screen t ...
    March 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you know anyone who has been affected by opioid abuse?