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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Art Fair at the Dole, dance show, ski competition, Farm Rock & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ART FAIR AT THE DOLE WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Review: Mariott Theatre's 'October Sky' features well-oiled ensemble

    Years ago, plays and musicals were turned into films more frequently than films were turned into stage shows. Times have changed, as evidenced by ever ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Rock & Shop, comedy, art, magic and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ROCK & SHOP CONCERT EVENT WHEN: Aug. 28-30 ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Review: 'Ring of Fire' musical shows Johnny Cash respect at Chicago's Mercury Theater

    I’ve never been a big fan of country music, save for a few crossover artists. But after seeing an extremely talented ensemble at Chicago’s Mercury The ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Taming Scary Basements with Fresh Air, Light

    It floods, attracts gnawing insects, smells musty, and often has just one way out. It’s not the ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • UltraCraft cabinetry - European design-American made

    UltraCraft cabinetry offers something most kitchen and bath cabinets don’t - up to 15 percent mor ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Garden with pets in mind

    Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening – primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of famil ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • DIY dorm redo

    For teenagers heading off to college, it’s both a design dream and a challenge: What to do with a small, nondescript dorm room – a space you may have ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Live bands, movie in the park, "Paw Crawl," pro wrestling & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) SANDWICHFEST WHEN: Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Patriots in the Park, art events, music fest, Thomas and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) SLIDE THE CITY WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Woodstock Square's 2nd Friday Art Walk off to successful start

    It’s all about 2nd Fridays on the Woodstock Square.Crystal Lake’s Lakeside has its 1st Friday Art Sh ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Algonquin to host Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk

    The Algonquin Recreation Department will host its third annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk Oct. 3. T ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Blast on the Beach, art show, Venetian Night and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) BLACK DIAMOND BLAST ON THE BEACH WHEN: 3 to ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Cary man plays lead in 'American Idiot' Green Day musical

    Life feels a bit bigger for Cale Singleton of Cary. When “American Idiot” – a musical based on the G ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm
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