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  • Wonder Lake sustainable garden featured on walk

    Susan and Raleigh Kick are in their 70s and take ample time to smell the roses – or rather, the hostas, Susan’s favorite.
    July 3, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: Stress means different things to different people

    I always wonder, when someone tells me they are stressed, just what that means to them. Because it seems to mean something different to every person.
    July 2, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Centegra Pediatrician Offers Summer Pool Safety Tips

    Keeping your kids active is one of the best ways you can support their health and wellness. Swimming is an excellent way to work exercise and fun into ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Why you should give your brain a break

    Technology and the endless amount of information it provides people is often viewed as a distraction, but new research suggests it could actually incr ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Early music training could have long-term benefits

    Yo-Yo Ma, Oscar Peterson and many other highly-skilled musicians began their music training before the age of 7. A  recent study  suggests early music ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • McHenry County College's 'God of Carnage' opens new Black Box Summer Theater program

    Combine a newly renovated theater with professional actors, a Tony Award-winning production and an i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Backyard sheds reimagined as pubs, studios, getaways

    When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Atwater: Making movies clouds reality

    How often have you thought you were totally in the right and found that you were actually quite wrong? I call it making mind movies.
    June 26, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Restyled Chrysler 200 has upscale look

    The newly designed Chrysler 200 might have all the right stuff to compete with the big guys, finally. Critics call the new look a stretched out Dart o ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Lost 1915 Model T Ford Roadster hot rod reunited with Barrington man who built it by hand

    For his 83rd birthday last month, Cotton Werksman of Barrington received the ultimate car guy birthday gift: a trip back in time.
    June 26, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Don’t put off repairs

    There’s a reason why a vehicle’s “check engine” light appears. This may sound simple, but when your car or truck is warning you, it’s not fooling arou ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Review: Infiniti SUV offers elegant luxury alternative

    Pay careful attention to the rearmost D pillar on this luxury SUV, because it distinguishes the Infiniti QX60 from the pack. Add in its lengthy hood l ...
    June 25, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Less pain, time when treating vein disease with ultrasound

    While the word ultrasound does not usually have people thinking of their legs, the technology has become a major player in the modern treatment of var ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Plastic Surgery Isn’t Just For Women

    Women aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the terrific results of plastic surgery.  Certain procedures are also popular with men, especially tho ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Your Guide to July Area Parades and Fiesta Days

    July is Parade Month in McHenry County. Many parades kick off on Independence Day Weekend, but other events host fun-filled parades as well.
    June 24, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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    Will you or have you attended a community fireworks display this weekend?