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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Milk Days Bed Races, carnival, concert in the park and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) HARVARD MILK DAYS BED RACES & BIG WHEEL RAC ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • McHenry County guide to summer festivals

    A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals run as long as some of those in McHenry County.A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Woodstock’s Stage Left Café to feature Yeats-inspired musical

    Joseph Daniel Sobol opened a book of William Butler Yeats poetry years ago as inspiration to write songs.
    May 27, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Rust and more rust

    Since we are keeping our cars longer (we are at 11.9 years on average now), good maintenance is becoming really important. It is also very important t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Using CARFAX reports for used car shopping

    It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover and you certainly don’t want to purchase a used car simply because its exterior appearance gra ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Kite Fest, art events, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ORSON WELLES CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL FINAL EVEN ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Theater review: 'Sense and Sensibility' world premiere captivates

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions will be written by various members of area theater companies, as well as ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Farmers Market: 20 weeks in Downtown Crystal Lake

    Farmers Market in Downtown Crystal Lake begins Saturday, June 6th and continues each Saturday for 20 weeks until mid-October in Depot Park. This award ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Mildew can grow in A/C system

    Q. The ventilation system on my Infiniti G35 smells like a musty basement when I start the car and occasionally smells when the air conditioning is on ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

    WASHINGTON — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?Scr ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Tips will reduce allergies while gardening

    Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors durin ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • MCDH: Protect yourself against tick-borne illness

    As the weather warms and we start to enjoy our outdoor activities, we must remember to protect ourselves from ticks.
    May 15, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Spring pastels can fill homes with elegance

    After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can seriously brigh ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Atwater: Support available for adult children of alcoholics

    “Bob” rarely finished anything. He needed to clean the garage, but he would start and get sidetracked organizing the tools or going through old boxes ...
    May 15, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Cheap Headlight Bulbs Can Be A Hassle

    Q. We have a 2004 Buick Ranier on which I have had to replace the low beam headlamps a total of five times -- three on right and two on left -- over t ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:56 am
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