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  • 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
  • Atwater: Recovery journey may require lifetime of learning

    “Henry” never went anywhere without trouble. He had learning problems in grade school and never learned to learn. He never liked school, and no one re ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Record-breaking show 'The Fantasticks' to close in May

    NEW YORK – The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantast ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • JB Smoove 'psyched' to perform at Garden of Laughs benefit

    NEW YORK – JB Smoove says he's "psyched" to be performing this weekend at the Garden of Laughs benefit at Madison Square Garden.
    March 26, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Review: 'Get Hard' plays with stereotypes with mixed success

    While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Review: Animated alien adventure 'Home' lands with a thud

    In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh (“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons) simply beca ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • St. Jude to benefit from Volo's Night at the Museum

    VOLO – Participants in an upcoming charity walk not only will benefit a great cause, but also will enjoy a first-ever after-hours glimpse of an area l ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • Comedian Bill Bellamy grows up with fans, to perform at Improv

    As Bill Bellamy has grown up with his fans, he's gone from jokes about "booty calls" – the phrase he famously coined on "Def Comedy Jam" – to jokes ab ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Dressing up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

    Remember the days when you knew spring was coming by the arrival of asparagus at the grocer? These days, fresh asparagus is available almost all year. ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Learn to love dried beans with gratin

    I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other wo ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Belgian endive reaches the U.S.

    Madame Gabillet was hosting me for my college semester abroad in France, and she welcomed me pretty much right off the plane into her chilly, dark hom ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • When the snow flies, salads get substantial

    Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built ar ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Evenly roasted Brussels sprouts is all about space

    Brussels sprouts are the tiniest member of the cabbage family. And I’ll confess that I used to hate them. In the old days, they were not only boiled, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Celery root: It’s not pretty, but it’s pretty tasty in slaw

    Celery root is a good source of filling fiber and vitamin C, but the big nutritional selling point is the amount of vitamin K packed into this ugly li ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:14 pm
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